Cost of living in Gabon

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 17,500 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8,000 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,500 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,500 Franc
12 eggs, large 7,200 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7,000 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,500 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 500 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15,000 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,200 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,500 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
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) 30,000 Franc
40” flat screen TV 400,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 70,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 90,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 12,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 720 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 50,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,500 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 12,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,906 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,500 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,500 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,000 Franc
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 28,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,500 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,500 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 60,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 50,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Gabon

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This map shows only the top cities in Gabon. 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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