Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Dakar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,982,884 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,031,608 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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List of prices in Dakar, Senegal. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,718 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,106 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,652 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,134 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,206 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,150 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,359 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,326 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 717 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 681 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,729 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,198 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 668 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 937,758 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 514,482 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 125,585 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 443,519 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 274,042 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 45,152 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 22,512 Franc
40” flat screen tv 270,681 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 74,480 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,521 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,100 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 44,208 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 24,711 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 51,196 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 58,065 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 15,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 720 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 16,618 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,976 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,077 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,791 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 25,018 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,136 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,000 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,159 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,497 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,245 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,373 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 15,592 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 10,057 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 26,250 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 33,201 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,399 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,905 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,537 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 404,785 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 71 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 31,897 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 770 Franc
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 100 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: April 09, 2020

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