Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Food SLL GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 78,557 Leone (£8)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 40,490 Leone (£4.36)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 38,645 Leone (£4.16)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,244 Leone (£1.86)
12 eggs, large 12,061 Leone (£1.30)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 32,608 Leone (£3.51)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 31,644 Leone (£3.41)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 24,714 Leone (£2.66)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 33,020 Leone (£3.55)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,611 Leone (£0.93)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 61,813 Leone (£7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21,102 Leone (£2.27)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6,687 Leone (£0.72)
Housing SLL GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,069,700 Leone (£1,084)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,993,460 Leone (£753)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,425,490 Leone (£153)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,142,470 Leone (£661)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,338,030 Leone (£467)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 778,396 Leone (£84)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 645,484 Leone (£69)
40” flat screen TV 1,633,330 Leone (£176)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 400,000 Leone (£43)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10,000 Leone (£1.08)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,688 Leone (£0.50)
Clothes SLL GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 91,386 Leone (£10)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 80,000 Leone (£9)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 363,257 Leone (£39)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 350,000 Leone (£38)
Transportation SLL GBP
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new - -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,665 Leone (£0.50)
Monthly ticket public transport 122,283 Leone (£13)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12,602 Leone (£1.36)
Personal Care SLL GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15,500 Leone (£1.67)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) - -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 40,000 Leone (£4.30)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 30,000 Leone (£3.23)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25,829 Leone (£2.78)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16,000 Leone (£1.72)
4 rolls of toilet paper 15,895 Leone (£1.71)
Tube of toothpaste 10,000 Leone (£1.08)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30,405 Leone (£3.27)
Entertainment SLL GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 109,072 Leone (£12)
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Leone (£1.08)
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 257,135 Leone (£28)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 32,109 Leone (£3.46)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13,109 Leone (£1.41)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 10,204 Leone (£1.10)
iPod nano 16GB 100,000 Leone (£11)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,654 Leone (£0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district 342,471 Leone (£37)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24,080 Leone (£2.59)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 91 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: March 26, 2017.

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