Cost of living in Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Senegal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,261,573 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,251,209 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 4,771 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,403 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,214 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,092 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,253 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,396 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,576 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,530 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 850 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 676 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,500 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,090 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 802 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,305,100 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 528,823 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 81,776 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 369,895 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 271,859 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 56,353 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 22,588 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.) 7,500 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
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
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 25,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 752 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 7,979 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5,597 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7,301 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 22,365 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,160 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,232 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,165 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,416 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,339 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,699 Franc
Entertainment
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 48,316 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,452 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,858 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,502 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 28,407 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 827 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.

List of all cities available in Senegal

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