Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Summary of cost of living in Freetown

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 28,481,727 Leone
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,255,436 Leone
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Freetown
Current as of Dec 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 79,389 Leone
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 35,328 Leone
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 35,452 Leone
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 18,642 Leone
12 eggs, large 24,003 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23,965 Leone
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 66,702 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 27,895 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,744 Leone
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,575 Leone
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 67,896 Leone
2 liters of coca-cola 22,700 Leone
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,391 Leone
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 11,351,400 Leone
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 8,123,210 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,809,710 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,443,140 Leone
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,748,790 Leone
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 696,503 Leone
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,216,480 Leone
40” flat screen tv 1,560,860 Leone
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 558,750 Leone
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36,433 Leone
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
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) 323,915 Leone
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 317,143 Leone
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7,740 Leone
Monthly ticket public transport 179,671 Leone
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 27,473 Leone
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20,000 Leone
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 38,071 Leone
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 28,173 Leone
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,155 Leone
4 rolls of toilet paper 16,364 Leone
Tube of toothpaste 13,659 Leone
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39,091 Leone
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 187,981 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 280,195 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.) 13,377 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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2023

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