Cost of living in Sierra Leone

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 61,266 Leone
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 31,681 Leone
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34,837 Leone
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16,837 Leone
12 eggs, large 13,780 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 35,490 Leone
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 68,523 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25,442 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24,318 Leone
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11,419 Leone
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63,944 Leone
2 liters of Coca-Cola 14,333 Leone
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8,497 Leone
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 8,794,630 Leone
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 10,136,400 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,045,450 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 7,512,940 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,512,940 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,500,000 Leone
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 865,071 Leone
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 775,000 Leone
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 50,000 Leone
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,688 Leone
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 94,828 Leone
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 69,773 Leone
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 348,039 Leone
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 350,000 Leone
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 249,787 Leone
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10,000 Leone
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 100,000 Leone
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 24,877 Leone
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15,000 Leone
4 rolls of toilet paper 17,608 Leone
Tube of toothpaste 10,000 Leone
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 81,667 Leone
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 150,323 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 400,000 Leone
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 52,024 Leone
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 28,298 Leone
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 26,808 Leone
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,587 Leone
1 month of gym membership in business district 487,464 Leone
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 29,483 Leone

Map of Cost of Living in Sierra Leone


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.

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