Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

List of prices in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 77,219 Leone (£7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 38,117 Leone (£3.25)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 37,677 Leone (£3.21)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16,891 Leone (£1.44)
12 eggs, large 16,184 Leone (£1.38)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24,040 Leone (£2.05)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 69,371 Leone (£5.92)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25,313 Leone (£2.16)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,308 Leone (£1.90)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,795 Leone (£0.75)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63,335 Leone (£5.40)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20,863 Leone (£1.78)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6,130 Leone (£0.52)
Housing [Edit]
SLL GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 9,297,620 Leone (£793)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,102,570 Leone (£606)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,544,080 Leone (£132)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 4,949,160 Leone (£422)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,740,720 Leone (£319)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 571,592 Leone (£49)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 852,454 Leone (£73)
40” flat screen TV 1,637,500 Leone (£140)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 558,333 Leone (£48)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27,340 Leone (£2.33)
Hourly rate for cleaning help - -
Clothes [Edit]
SLL GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 87,699 Leone (£7)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 108,378 Leone (£9)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 311,165 Leone (£27)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 316,667 Leone (£27)
Transportation [Edit]
SLL GBP
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new - -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6,229 Leone (£0.53)
Monthly ticket public transport 179,671 Leone (£15)
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 (£1.73)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,000 Leone (£1.28)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 57,500 Leone (£4.90)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 38,357 Leone (£3.27)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26,458 Leone (£2.26)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,144 Leone (£2.14)
4 rolls of toilet paper 15,059 Leone (£1.28)
Tube of toothpaste 13,659 Leone (£1.16)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39,091 Leone (£3.33)
Entertainment [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 130,973 Leone (£11)
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Leone (£0.85)
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 274,011 Leone (£23)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 47,695 Leone (£4.07)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 26,340 Leone (£2.25)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12,168 Leone (£1.04)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 700 Leone (£0.06)
1 month of gym membership in business district 462,778 Leone (£39)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 20,748 Leone (£1.77)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 67 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: March 02, 2019

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