Cost of living in Gabon

Summary of cost of living in Gabon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,411,303 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,350,728 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 25,000 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,101 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,800 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 676 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,500 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,200 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,580 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2,700 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 546 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,704 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 823 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day -
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,255,060 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 755,064 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 70,608 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 530,570 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 25,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 46,020 Franc
40” flat screen tv 250,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 87,900 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,388 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,000 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 20,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 15,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 30,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,000 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 14,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 649 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 30,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,900 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,500 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 15,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,250 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,416 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,250 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,000 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 12,000 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 30,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 600 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 200,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 120 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 25,000 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:
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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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