Cost of living in Niger

Summary of cost of living in Niger

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,693,915 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 672,171 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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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 1,271 Franc
12 eggs, large 2,086 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 964 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 676 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10,000 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,100 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 593 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 420,454 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 247,520 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 165,310 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 531,322 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 250,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 91,715 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.) 5,579 Franc
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 570 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,000 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.) 2,500 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 776 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 15,000 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 25,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,500 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 30,000 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:
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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