Cost of living in Niger

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10,000 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,000 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,500 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,045 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,873 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,139 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 999 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 606 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 716 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 7,000 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,100 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 200 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 481,600 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 100,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 35,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 645,000 Franc
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 45,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 41,316 Franc
40” flat screen TV 350,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 125,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 20,000 Franc
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 -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 543 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,000 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 7,542 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,500 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,347 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,250 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,000 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 22,627 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 3,000 Franc
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 25,500 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,492 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 800 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 200 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 21,500 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Niger


This map shows only the top cities in Niger. 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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