Cost of living in Sierra Leone

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 78,420 Leone
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 50,000 Leone
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55,116 Leone
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,040 Leone
12 eggs, large 27,604 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20,538 Leone
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 60,000 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 41,667 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10,000 Leone
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,000 Leone
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 68,125 Leone
2 liters of Coca-Cola 24,516 Leone
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7,258 Leone
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 -
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) 1,730,860 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 -
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
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7,569 Leone
Monthly ticket public transport 300,000 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.) 32,354 Leone
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 27,445 Leone
4 rolls of toilet paper 15,790 Leone
Tube of toothpaste 20,721 Leone
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 81,551 Leone
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 178,987 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 217,742 Leone
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 66,306 Leone
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32,742 Leone
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14,654 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 12,473 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:
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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