Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Dakar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,061,884 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,126,173 Franc
  • Dakar is the 2nd most expensive city in Africa (2 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Dakar is cheaper than in 60% of cities in the World (163 out of 272)
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List of prices in Dakar
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,696 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,668 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,956 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,186 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,193 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 975 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,519 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,366 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 759 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 639 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,700 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,266 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 420 Franc
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,090,770 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 557,928 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 109,422 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 410,993 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 253,210 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 43,987 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 24,645 Franc
40” flat screen tv 273,532 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 75,423 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,247 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,100 Franc
Clothes Update prices
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 Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 14,716,200 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 723 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 15,864 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 5,121 Franc
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,199 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,791 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 24,570 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,136 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,966 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,230 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,595 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,221 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,945 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 15,592 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 10,197 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 31,165 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,899 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,096 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,723 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 32,063 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 808 Franc
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 50 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: May 19, 2022

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