Cost of living in Cape Verde

Summary of cost of living in Cape Verde

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 247,747 Escudo
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 92,159 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 710 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 579 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 314 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 107 Escudo
12 eggs, large 216 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 228 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 284 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 211 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 140 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 185 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 805 Escudo
2 liters of coca-cola 178 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 58 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 61,256 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 46,260 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 60,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 54,457 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 32,480 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,000 Escudo
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,338 Escudo
40” flat screen tv 73,641 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 10,000 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 387 Escudo
Hourly rate for cleaning help 250 Escudo
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,567 Escudo
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,504 Escudo
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,496 Escudo
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,000 Escudo
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,674,460 Escudo
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 110 Escudo
Monthly ticket public transport 2,273 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, ...) 100 Escudo
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 344 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 462 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 98 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 167 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 200 Escudo
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,626 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 2,962 Escudo
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 500 Escudo
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 150 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 125 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 1,850 Escudo
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 341 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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