Cost of living in Mauritania

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,000 Ouguiya
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,500 Ouguiya
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 400 Ouguiya
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 600 Ouguiya
12 eggs, large 600 Ouguiya
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 300 Ouguiya
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 800 Ouguiya
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 300 Ouguiya
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola 600 Ouguiya
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 100 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 237,818 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 200,000 Ouguiya
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 50,000 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 180,000 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 100,000 Ouguiya
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 40,000 Ouguiya
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,000 Ouguiya
40” flat screen TV 160,000 Ouguiya
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 90,000 Ouguiya
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,000 Ouguiya
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 15,000 Ouguiya
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 15,000 Ouguiya
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 20,000 Ouguiya
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 400 Ouguiya
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 8,000 Ouguiya
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,875 Ouguiya
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 700 Ouguiya
4 rolls of toilet paper 300 Ouguiya
Tube of toothpaste 1,500 Ouguiya
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,000 Ouguiya
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,000 Ouguiya
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 -
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 package of Marlboro cigarettes 700 Ouguiya

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.

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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