Cost of living in Cameroon

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,538 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 3,250 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,329 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,247 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,153 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 950 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,800 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,550 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 788 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 767 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11,580 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,567 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 373 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 666,116 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 300,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 59,160 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 502,500 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 20,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,000 Franc
40” flat screen TV 200,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 40,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,050 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 34,043 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 23,333 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 51,142 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 35,000 Franc
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 470 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 18,035 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,250 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,288 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,250 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,278 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,000 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,781 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,000 Franc
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 20,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,500 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 500 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 800 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 60 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Cameroon


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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