Cost of living in Cape Verde

Summary of cost of living in Cape Verde

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 267,886 Escudo
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 136,213 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 620 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 545 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 451 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 145 Escudo
12 eggs, large 208 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 199 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 494 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 230 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 139 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 171 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 951 Escudo
2 liters of coca-cola 300 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 100 Escudo
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 99,066 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 80,000 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 25,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 80,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 40,000 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 20,000 Escudo
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,981 Escudo
40” flat screen tv 48,958 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 20,000 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 500 Escudo
Hourly rate for cleaning help 500 Escudo
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,000 Escudo
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,000 Escudo
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,000 Escudo
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,000 Escudo
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,800,000 Escudo
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 2,300 Escudo
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 500 Escudo
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 350 Escudo
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,000 Escudo
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 200 Escudo
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 375 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,000 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 272 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 100 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,745 Escudo
2 tickets to the movies 3,000 Escudo
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,000 Escudo
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,105 Escudo
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,000 Escudo
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 165 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 150 Escudo
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 41,682 Escudo
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 25 Escudo
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,236 Escudo
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 264 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:
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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Mindelo Praia

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Praia costs 150 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Praia costs 1,500 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Praia costs 50,000 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Praia costs 150 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Praia costs 150 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Praia costs 1,000 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Praia costs 3,500 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Praia costs 2,000 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Praia costs 3,000 Escudo (5 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Praia costs 1,500 Escudo (5 days ago)

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