Cost of living in Mauritania

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 100 UM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 100 UM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 800 UM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 70 UM
12 eggs, large 133 UM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 500 UM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 600 UM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 700 UM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 69 UM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 250 UM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola 50 UM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 34 UM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 30,000 UM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 20,000 UM
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 22,000 UM
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 -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 500 UM
40” flat screen tv 4,000 UM
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 200 UM
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 400 UM
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 2,000,000 UM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 43 UM
Monthly ticket public transport 400 UM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 70 UM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 120 UM
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 800 UM
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 63 UM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 100 UM
4 rolls of toilet paper 100 UM
Tube of toothpaste 100 UM
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 -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 120 UM
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 1,000 UM
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -

Map of Cost of Living in Mauritania


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