Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,451 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 3,158 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,376 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,042 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,294 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,039 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,012 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,292 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 601 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 714 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,157 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,173 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 498 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 865,571 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 502,882 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 125,914 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 411,823 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 221,564 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 35,794 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 25,022 Franc
40” flat screen TV 275,998 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 74,603 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,869 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,461 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
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 [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 812 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 48,541 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,959 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,759 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,830 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 22,214 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,125 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,947 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,191 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,547 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,182 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8,265 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 15,021 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 15,465 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 37,344 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,958 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,764 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,418 Franc
iPod nano 16GB 102,263 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 66 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 36,696 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 670 Franc
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 114 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2017.

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