Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Summary of cost of living in Freetown

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £1,861 (23,551,670 Leone)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £963 (12,188,455 Leone)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 77,219 Leone (£6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 38,117 Leone (£3.01)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 35,458 Leone (£2.80)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,480 Leone (£1.38)
12 eggs, large 17,593 Leone (£1.39)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24,040 Leone (£1.90)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 61,169 Leone (£4.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 26,221 Leone (£2.07)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,308 Leone (£1.76)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,795 Leone (£0.69)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63,984 Leone (£5.05)
2 liters of coca-cola 19,292 Leone (£1.52)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,902 Leone (£0.47)
Housing [Edit]
SLL GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,972,740 Leone (£788)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,102,570 Leone (£561)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,544,080 Leone (£122)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,949,160 Leone (£391)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,740,720 Leone (£296)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 571,592 Leone (£45)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 852,454 Leone (£67)
40” flat screen tv 1,637,500 Leone (£129)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 558,333 Leone (£44)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27,340 Leone (£2.16)
Hourly rate for cleaning help - -
Clothes [Edit]
SLL GBP
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 97,335 Leone (£8)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 119,975 Leone (£9)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 399,835 Leone (£32)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 316,667 Leone (£25)
Transportation [Edit]
SLL GBP
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new - -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,687 Leone (£0.53)
Monthly ticket public transport 179,671 Leone (£14)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) - -
Personal Care [Edit]
SLL GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20,333 Leone (£1.61)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,000 Leone (£1.19)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 57,500 Leone (£4.54)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 38,357 Leone (£3.03)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26,458 Leone (£2.09)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,144 Leone (£1.99)
4 rolls of toilet paper 14,887 Leone (£1.18)
Tube of toothpaste 13,659 Leone (£1.08)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39,091 Leone (£3.09)
Entertainment [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 140,129 Leone (£11)
2 tickets to the movies 70,000 Leone (£5.53)
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 (£23)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 51,205 Leone (£4.05)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27,394 Leone (£2.16)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12,168 Leone (£0.96)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 812 Leone (£0.06)
1 month of gym membership in business district 517,070 Leone (£41)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 19,866 Leone (£1.57)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 55 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: November 09, 2019

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