Cost of living in Gabon

Summary of cost of living in Gabon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,168,552 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,075,814 Franc
  • 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 8,072 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,649 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,527 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 917 Franc
12 eggs, large 2,235 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,434 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 800 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 663 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,297 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,500 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 300 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 838,276 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 571,871 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 56,891 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 508,970 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 300,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 49,547 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 25,000 Franc
40” flat screen tv 250,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 200,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 45,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 52,456 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50,000 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 10,745,700 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 658 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 31,195 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8,000 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 15,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,156 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,500 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,310 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,000 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,276 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 18,318 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Franc
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 47,071 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,305 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,667 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,424 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 60,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 300 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 50,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,150 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:
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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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