Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 73,825 Leone
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 36,544 Leone
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34,698 Leone
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,104 Leone
12 eggs, large 13,011 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 25,336 Leone
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 64,089 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 24,570 Leone
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,308 Leone
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,619 Leone
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 60,910 Leone
2 liters of Coca-Cola 19,173 Leone
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,517 Leone
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 9,297,620 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 4,916,130 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) 754,800 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) 87,699 Leone
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 108,378 Leone
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 311,165 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 6,000 Leone
Monthly ticket public transport 185,243 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.) 28,693 Leone
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,144 Leone
4 rolls of toilet paper 14,779 Leone
Tube of toothpaste 14,386 Leone
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 29,986 Leone
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 123,847 Leone
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 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 283,021 Leone
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 47,695 Leone
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 23,816 Leone
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11,884 Leone
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 700 Leone
1 month of gym membership in business district 462,778 Leone
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 20,748 Leone
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 158 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: June 26, 2018.

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