Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,328 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,883 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,560 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,038 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,733 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,545 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,063 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,320 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 663 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 776 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,925 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,257 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 538 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 903,469 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 541,620 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 463,076 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 274,395 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,727 Franc
Internet 8MB (1 month) 25,610 Franc
40” flat screen TV 440,909 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 76,818 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,996 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,458 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 47,490 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) 21,300 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,520 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,919 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,943 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,798 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,476 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,236 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,818 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 44,727 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,727 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,255 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,479 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
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 24 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 17, 2016.

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