Cost of living in Cape Verde

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 750 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 500 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 600 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 250 Escudo
12 eggs, large 800 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 650 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 400 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,300 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,200 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 300 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,750 Escudo
2 liters of Coca-Cola 250 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 38 Escudo
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 236,500 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 25,000 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 12,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 90,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 60,000 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 6,000 Escudo
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,000 Escudo
40” flat screen TV 90,000 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 60,000 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,580 Escudo
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,000 Escudo
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 8,000 Escudo
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,000 Escudo
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 350 Escudo
Monthly ticket public transport 2,600 Escudo
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7,500 Escudo
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 423 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,440 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 380 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 500 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 500 Escudo
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,000 Escudo
2 tickets to the movies 1,200 Escudo
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,000 Escudo
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,500 Escudo
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 850 Escudo
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 250 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 250 Escudo
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 151 Escudo
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,000 Escudo
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 850 Escudo

Map of Cost of Living in Cape Verde

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This map shows only the top cities in Cape Verde. 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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