Cost of living in Senegal

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,159 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,432 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,864 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,408 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,200 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 839 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,961 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,055 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 770 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 585 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,631 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,257 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 249 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 350,000 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 50,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 339,033 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 236,601 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 34,595 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 50,000 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 1,313 Franc
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) -
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 653 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 29,667 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,600 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,000 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 18,888 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,200 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,987 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,741 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,326 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 865 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,307 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,724 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 7,500 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 30,056 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,987 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,757 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,000 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 95,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 110 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 32,500 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 700 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.

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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