Cost of living in Sierra Leone

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 71,346 Leone
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 32,367 Leone
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 37,614 Leone
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,507 Leone
12 eggs, large 14,325 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 26,638 Leone
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 87,242 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23,928 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10,000 Leone
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10,092 Leone
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 62,934 Leone
2 liters of Coca-Cola 16,564 Leone
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,600 Leone
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 7,368,400 Leone
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 5,978,570 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,550,000 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 3,424,360 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,900,000 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 416,559 Leone
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 884,906 Leone
40” flat screen TV 1,650,000 Leone
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 637,500 Leone
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36,290 Leone
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 86,429 Leone
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 115,593 Leone
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 275,000 Leone
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 300,000 Leone
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,000 Leone
Monthly ticket public transport 516,508 Leone
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30,000 Leone
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,000 Leone
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 75,000 Leone
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 42,581 Leone
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 31,039 Leone
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 28,214 Leone
4 rolls of toilet paper 16,000 Leone
Tube of toothpaste 22,500 Leone
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25,239 Leone
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 119,898 Leone
2 tickets to the movies -
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 274,155 Leone
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 66,306 Leone
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30,000 Leone
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12,474 Leone
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 901 Leone
1 month of gym membership in business district 613,830 Leone
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 8,957 Leone

Map of Cost of Living in Sierra Leone

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This map shows only the top cities in Sierra Leone. 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 Sierra Leone

Bo Freetown Kenema
Koidu Makeni

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Freetown costs 6,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Freetown costs 600,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Freetown costs 10,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Freetown costs 35,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Freetown costs 90,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Freetown costs 300,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Freetown costs 100,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • 1 box of 32 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Freetown costs 50,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Freetown costs 200,000 Leone (4 days ago)
  • 1 year rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Freetown costs 6,099,000 Leone (4 days ago)