Cost of living in Douala, Cameroon

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,917 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,079 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,421 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,125 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,094 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 798 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,764 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,103 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,060 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 794 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 7,613 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,667 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 293 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 491,667 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 90,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 290,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 121,635 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 72,474 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 37,786 Franc
40” flat screen TV 386,376 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 75,939 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,520 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,175 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,335 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 43,415 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 43,313 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 38,017 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,872,900 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 575 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 18,697 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 6,000 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,865 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 18,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,724 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,328 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,700 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,697 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,118 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9,000 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23,333 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 17,000 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 25,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 52,500 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,379 Franc
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 150 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 40,359 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,195 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 55 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: September 11, 2017.

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