Cost of living in Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Food [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 71,314 Leone (£7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 35,454 Leone (£3.46)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34,879 Leone (£3.41)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16,989 Leone (£1.66)
12 eggs, large 12,433 Leone (£1.21)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 26,082 Leone (£2.55)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 49,806 Leone (£4.86)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25,404 Leone (£2.48)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27,788 Leone (£2.71)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,256 Leone (£0.81)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 57,369 Leone (£5.60)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 18,750 Leone (£1.83)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6,080 Leone (£0.59)
Housing [Edit]
SLL GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,047,400 Leone (£981)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,032,370 Leone (£784)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,634,470 Leone (£160)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,942,990 Leone (£580)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,338,030 Leone (£424)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 778,396 Leone (£76)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 683,463 Leone (£67)
40” flat screen TV 1,633,330 Leone (£159)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 587,500 Leone (£57)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 30,000 Leone (£2.93)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,688 Leone (£0.46)
Clothes [Edit]
SLL GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 89,773 Leone (£9)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 72,373 Leone (£7)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 314,935 Leone (£31)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 350,000 Leone (£34)
Transportation [Edit]
SLL GBP
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new - -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5,251 Leone (£0.51)
Monthly ticket public transport 152,816 Leone (£15)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12,466 Leone (£1.22)
Personal Care [Edit]
SLL GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15,500 Leone (£1.51)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10,000 Leone (£0.98)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 60,000 Leone (£5.86)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 30,000 Leone (£2.93)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 22,808 Leone (£2.23)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15,500 Leone (£1.51)
4 rolls of toilet paper 14,627 Leone (£1.43)
Tube of toothpaste 10,000 Leone (£0.98)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 28,689 Leone (£2.80)
Entertainment [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 117,861 Leone (£12)
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Leone (£0.98)
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 279,457 Leone (£27)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 39,181 Leone (£3.83)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20,442 Leone (£2.00)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11,666 Leone (£1.14)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,314 Leone (£0.13)
1 month of gym membership in business district 439,081 Leone (£43)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24,080 Leone (£2.35)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 118 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2017.

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