Cost of living in Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Senegal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,098,568 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,005,151 Franc
  • Senegal is the most expensive country in Africa (1 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Senegal is more expensive than in 60% of countries in the World (39 out of 94)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16,178 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,000 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,554 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,278 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,467 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,500 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,843 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,411 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 600 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,000 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,903 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 2,055 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,000 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 886,340 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 400,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 65,121 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 400,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 56,353 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 28,927 Franc
40” flat screen tv 312,961 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 75,510 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 30,874 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 25,864 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 49,900 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 53,262 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 752 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 9,172 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,154 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7,301 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 20,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,160 Franc
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 2,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,000 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,000 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 21,051 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 6,022 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,500 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,500 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 450,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 85 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 30,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 876 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:
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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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