Cost of living in Cape Verde

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,050 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 500 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 400 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 88 Escudo
12 eggs, large 216 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 200 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 390 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 250 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 225 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 100 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 775 Escudo
2 liters of Coca-Cola 215 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 100 Escudo
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 50,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 70,000 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 40,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 15,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,500 Escudo
40” flat screen TV 85,000 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 250 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 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 2,500 Escudo
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
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 -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -

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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