Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,557 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 3,781 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,780 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,090 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,286 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,109 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,012 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,289 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 549 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 652 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,776 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,262 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 552 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 958,743 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 528,757 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 120,617 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 432,663 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 260,886 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 35,794 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 24,651 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 2,100 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 46,094 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 24,024 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 56,325 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 786 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 37,441 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 5,041 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,100 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,844 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.) 2,951 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,176 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,510 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,186 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8,147 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 15,236 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 13,186 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 35,693 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,725 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,818 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,408 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 397,500 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 69 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 33,408 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 727 Franc
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 84 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: September 18, 2018.

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