Cost of living in Gambia

Summary of cost of living in Gambia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 135,750 Dalasi
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 43,216 Dalasi
  • 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 500 Dalasi
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 309 Dalasi
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 161 Dalasi
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 169 Dalasi
12 eggs, large 203 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 100 Dalasi
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 600 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 200 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 120 Dalasi
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 Dalasi
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,800 Dalasi
2 liters of coca-cola 127 Dalasi
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 28 Dalasi
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 25,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 15,000 Dalasi
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 25,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 7,000 Dalasi
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,875 Dalasi
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 500 Dalasi
40” flat screen tv 12,000 Dalasi
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,000 Dalasi
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 405 Dalasi
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,800 Dalasi
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,500 Dalasi
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,800 Dalasi
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,600 Dalasi
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 350,000 Dalasi
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 64 Dalasi
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 150 Dalasi
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 150 Dalasi
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 75 Dalasi
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 106 Dalasi
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 150 Dalasi
4 rolls of toilet paper 100 Dalasi
Tube of toothpaste 85 Dalasi
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 100 Dalasi
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 500 Dalasi
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 1,300 Dalasi
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 272 Dalasi
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 75 Dalasi
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 90 Dalasi
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 25,000 Dalasi
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 8 Dalasi
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,750 Dalasi
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 250 Dalasi

Map of Cost of Living in Gambia


This map shows only the top cities in Gambia. 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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