Cost of living in Senegal

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,873 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,960 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,151 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,259 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,200 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,367 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,961 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,685 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,099 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 608 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,000 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,257 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 217 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,117,700 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 748,476 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 61,111 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 650,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 900,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 34,595 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 28,881 Franc
40” flat screen TV 200,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 59,811 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,142 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 25,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 100,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 648 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 31,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,250 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,328 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 25,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,200 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,500 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,017 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,500 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,908 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,162 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,333 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 17,363 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,500 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,244 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,347 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 397,500 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 80 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 30,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 861 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Senegal

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This map shows only the top cities in Senegal. 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.

List of all cities available in Senegal

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