Cost of living in Cameroon

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 4,731 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 1,123 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 787 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 7,624 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,552 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 792 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,200,000 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
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
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 20,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,359 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,588 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 15,000 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 1,450 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,500 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
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.) 923 Franc
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
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


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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