Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,185 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 3,072 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,560 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,015 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,723 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,077 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6,690 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,309 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 638 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 726 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,691 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,212 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 531 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 923,157 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 537,301 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 135,892 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 468,868 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 266,621 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 33,137 Franc
Internet 8MB (1 month) 24,966 Franc
40” flat screen TV 275,998 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 71,936 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,697 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,460 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 50,800 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 29,400 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 57,236 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 128,905 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 860 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 48,541 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,759 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,697 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 23,831 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,125 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,057 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,231 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,517 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,218 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,236 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 15,693 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 17,250 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 31,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 36,502 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,361 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,822 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,386 Franc
iPod nano 16GB 102,500 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 77 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 52,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 645 Franc
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 60 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: July 19, 2016.

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