Cost of living in Cape Verde

Summary of cost of living in Cape Verde

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 232,931 Escudo
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 92,102 Escudo
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 654 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 458 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 341 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 111 Escudo
12 eggs, large 243 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 131 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 509 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 204 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 156 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 141 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 700 Escudo
2 liters of coca-cola 180 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 115 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 52,847 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 35,242 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 15,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 49,113 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 31,915 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 15,000 Escudo
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,867 Escudo
40” flat screen tv 37,294 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,059 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 705 Escudo
Hourly rate for cleaning help 500 Escudo
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 4,100 Escudo
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,228 Escudo
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 6,774 Escudo
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 8,041 Escudo
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,200,000 Escudo
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 166 Escudo
Monthly ticket public transport 3,061 Escudo
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 277 Escudo
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 300 Escudo
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,734 Escudo
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 297 Escudo
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 290 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 422 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 112 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 137 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 312 Escudo
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,457 Escudo
2 tickets to the movies 562 Escudo
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 1,882 Escudo
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 277 Escudo
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 125 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 265 Escudo
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 50,000 Escudo
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 25 Escudo
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,299 Escudo
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 251 Escudo

Map of Cost of Living in Cape Verde


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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