Cost of living in Cameroon

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,777 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 3,706 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,187 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,247 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,159 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 763 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,968 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,278 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 573 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 697 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 7,081 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,417 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 369 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 761,250 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 400,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,420 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 325,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 150,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 60,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 17,667 Franc
40” flat screen TV 250,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 100,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10,615 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23,750 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 26,077 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 41,765 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 49,029 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,308 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 650 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 18,035 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,408 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,288 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 13,269 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,563 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,275 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 897 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,000 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,000 Franc
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 44,516 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,947 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,500 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 938 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 55,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Cameroon

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This map shows only the top cities in Cameroon. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Yaoundé costs 16,070 Franc (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Yaoundé costs 1,000 Franc (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Yaoundé costs 160 Franc (5 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Yaoundé costs 5,000 Franc (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Yaoundé costs 300 Franc (5 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Yaoundé costs 6,000 Franc (5 days ago)