Cost of living in Senegal

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,737 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5,012 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,820 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,183 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,200 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,059 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,569 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 930 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 1,200 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 370 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,255,430 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 804,984 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 659,552 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 656,823 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 34,595 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 21,631 Franc
40” flat screen TV 250,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 60,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 36,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 36,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 80,546 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50,000 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 608 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 7,014 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,393 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,807 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 27,374 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,200 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,322 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 948 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,025 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,441 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 10,032 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,027 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 20,369 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,270 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,332 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) 50 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 32,424 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 903 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:
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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