Cost of living in Cape Verde

Summary of cost of living in Cape Verde

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 268,379 Escudo
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 94,791 Escudo
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 250 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 90 Escudo
12 eggs, large 152 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 120 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 600 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,300 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 130 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 80 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,000 Escudo
2 liters of coca-cola 300 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 60 Escudo
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 35,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 38,383 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 8,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 65,000 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 100,000 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 6,000 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,580 Escudo
Hourly rate for cleaning help 500 Escudo
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 1,200,000 Escudo
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 350 Escudo
Monthly ticket public transport 2,555 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) 2,500 Escudo
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 313 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,440 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 80 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 90 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,000 Escudo
2 tickets to the movies 700 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 150 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 300 Escudo
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Escudo
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,803 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:
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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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