Cost of living in Ivory Coast

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,081 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,409 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,554 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,222 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,558 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,068 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,401 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 917 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 659 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,979 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 989 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 518 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,249,010 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 500,897 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 119,945 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 938,028 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 413,644 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 64,429 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 34,844 Franc
40” flat screen TV 343,212 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 80,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,888 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
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) 55,256 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 568 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
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) 18,290 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6,976 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 1,681 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,974 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 25,471 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 10,228 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 47,779 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,739 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,152 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 40,292 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 938 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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