Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

List of prices in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 77,219 Leone
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 38,117 Leone
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 35,458 Leone
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,480 Leone
12 eggs, large 17,593 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24,040 Leone
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 61,169 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 26,221 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,308 Leone
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,795 Leone
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63,984 Leone
2 liters of Coca-Cola 19,292 Leone
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,902 Leone
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 9,972,740 Leone
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,102,570 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,544,080 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 4,949,160 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,740,720 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 571,592 Leone
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 852,454 Leone
40” flat screen TV 1,637,500 Leone
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 558,333 Leone
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27,340 Leone
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 97,335 Leone
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 119,975 Leone
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 399,835 Leone
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 316,667 Leone
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,687 Leone
Monthly ticket public transport 179,671 Leone
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) 20,333 Leone
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,000 Leone
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 57,500 Leone
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 38,357 Leone
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26,458 Leone
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,144 Leone
4 rolls of toilet paper 14,887 Leone
Tube of toothpaste 13,659 Leone
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39,091 Leone
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 140,129 Leone
2 tickets to the movies 70,000 Leone
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 284,929 Leone
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 51,205 Leone
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27,394 Leone
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12,168 Leone
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 812 Leone
1 month of gym membership in business district 517,070 Leone
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 19,866 Leone
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 59 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: November 09, 2019

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