Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Summary of cost of living in Freetown

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £1,055 (28,607,019 Leone)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £527 (14,284,349 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
SLL GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 79,389 Leone (£2.93)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 35,328 Leone (£1.30)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 35,452 Leone (£1.31)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 18,642 Leone (£0.69)
12 eggs, large 24,003 Leone (£0.89)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23,965 Leone (£0.88)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 66,702 Leone (£2.46)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 27,895 Leone (£1.03)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,744 Leone (£0.84)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,575 Leone (£0.32)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 67,896 Leone (£2.50)
2 liters of coca-cola 22,700 Leone (£0.84)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,391 Leone (£0.20)
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Housing Update prices
SLL GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 11,351,400 Leone (£419)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 8,123,210 Leone (£300)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,809,710 Leone (£67)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,443,140 Leone (£201)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,748,790 Leone (£138)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 696,503 Leone (£26)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,216,480 Leone (£45)
40” flat screen tv 1,560,860 Leone (£58)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 558,750 Leone (£21)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36,433 Leone (£1.34)
Hourly rate for cleaning help - -
Clothes Update prices
SLL GBP
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 97,335 Leone (£3.59)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 119,975 Leone (£4.43)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 323,915 Leone (£12)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 317,143 Leone (£12)
Transportation Update prices
SLL GBP
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new - -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7,740 Leone (£0.29)
Monthly ticket public transport 179,671 Leone (£7)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) - -
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Personal Care Update prices
SLL GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 27,473 Leone (£1.01)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20,000 Leone (£0.74)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) - -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 38,071 Leone (£1.40)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 28,173 Leone (£1.04)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,155 Leone (£0.93)
4 rolls of toilet paper 16,364 Leone (£0.60)
Tube of toothpaste 13,659 Leone (£0.50)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39,091 Leone (£1.44)
Entertainment Update prices
SLL GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 187,981 Leone (£7)
2 tickets to the movies 70,000 Leone (£2.58)
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 (£10)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 51,205 Leone (£1.89)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27,394 Leone (£1.01)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13,377 Leone (£0.49)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 812 Leone (£0.03)
1 month of gym membership in business district 517,070 Leone (£19)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 19,866 Leone (£0.73)
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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