Cost of living in Ivory Coast

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10,105 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,486 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,119 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,216 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,579 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 983 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,185 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,624 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 883 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 764 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 8,566 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,397 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 389 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,332,460 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 589,930 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 114,782 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 832,286 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 348,958 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 82,394 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 41,114 Franc
40” flat screen TV 324,452 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 105,129 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 40,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 37,500 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 54,909 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 25,000 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 615 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 20,597 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,500 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8,000 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 16,627 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5,216 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,188 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,300 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,622 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,940 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 25,970 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 11,568 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 20,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 44,648 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,739 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,160 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,710 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 93 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 52,194 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 831 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Ivory Coast

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This map shows only the top cities in Ivory Coast. 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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