Cost of living in Gambia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 168 Dalasi
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 200 Dalasi
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 120 Dalasi
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 100 Dalasi
12 eggs, large 96 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 60 Dalasi
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 40 Dalasi
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 53 Dalasi
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 700 Dalasi
2 liters of Coca-Cola 150 Dalasi
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 Dalasi
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 15,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,000 Dalasi
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 10,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,000 Dalasi
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV 5,000 Dalasi
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 50 Dalasi
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 55 Dalasi
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 150 Dalasi
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 100 Dalasi
Tube of toothpaste 100 Dalasi
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 600 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 1,200 Dalasi
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 200 Dalasi
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 100 Dalasi
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 53 Dalasi
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,000 Dalasi
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -

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.

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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