Cost of living in Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Senegal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,164,967 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,664,748 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,969 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,359 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,750 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,909 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,400 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,712 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,651 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 800 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 647 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 8,705 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,000 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 423 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,502,620 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 836,041 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 175,929 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 845,364 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 334,060 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 83,158 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 27,512 Franc
40” flat screen tv 300,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 50,000 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) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 55,000 Franc
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,872,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 990 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 150,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,000 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 20,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,294 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,474 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,000 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,357 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 24,326 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 5,000 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 31,199 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,085 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,523 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,000 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 50 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 35,023 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 933 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Senegal


This map shows only the top cities in Senegal. 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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