Cost of living in Ivory Coast

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,727 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,834 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,468 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,277 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,683 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,267 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11,991 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,359 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,023 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 551 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,771 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 989 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 288 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,093,930 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 687,932 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 113,968 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 475,882 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 245,668 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 64,762 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 26,133 Franc
40” flat screen TV 405,897 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 40,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,888 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 938 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 30,000 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) 50,000 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 11,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 570 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 25,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,956 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,800 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 17,400 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,700 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,500 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 300 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 431 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,109 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,600 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 20,651 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 6,337 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 33,435 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,741 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,127 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,558 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 17,500 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 953 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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