Cost of living in Mali

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district -
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 500 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 276 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,061 Franc
12 eggs, large 893 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 500 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 551 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 367 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 250 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 613 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,000 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 500 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 556 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 508,250 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 40,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 40,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 40,000 Franc
40” flat screen tv 40,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 40,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 40,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40,000 Franc
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) 30,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 25,000 Franc
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 701 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 10,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,000 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 10,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,875 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,400 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 750 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
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 25,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 30,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -

Map of Cost of Living in Mali


This map shows only the top cities in Mali. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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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