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 73,825 Leone (£7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 36,544 Leone (£3.46)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34,698 Leone (£3.28)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17,104 Leone (£1.62)
12 eggs, large 12,721 Leone (£1.20)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 25,336 Leone (£2.40)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 64,089 Leone (£6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 24,570 Leone (£2.32)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22,308 Leone (£2.11)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8,685 Leone (£0.82)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 58,031 Leone (£5.49)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 19,173 Leone (£1.81)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5,517 Leone (£0.52)
Housing [Edit]
SLL GBP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 9,107,850 Leone (£862)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,102,570 Leone (£672)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,544,080 Leone (£146)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 4,916,130 Leone (£465)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,740,720 Leone (£354)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 571,592 Leone (£54)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 754,800 Leone (£71)
40” flat screen TV 1,637,500 Leone (£155)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 558,333 Leone (£53)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27,340 Leone (£2.59)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,688 Leone (£0.44)
Clothes [Edit]
SLL GBP
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 87,699 Leone (£8)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 108,378 Leone (£10)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 311,165 Leone (£29)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 316,667 Leone (£30)
Transportation [Edit]
SLL GBP
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new - -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5,762 Leone (£0.54)
Monthly ticket public transport 142,709 Leone (£13)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12,466 Leone (£1.18)
Personal Care [Edit]
SLL GBP
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20,333 Leone (£1.92)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15,000 Leone (£1.42)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 57,500 Leone (£5.44)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 32,500 Leone (£3.07)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26,517 Leone (£2.51)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25,333 Leone (£2.40)
4 rolls of toilet paper 16,000 Leone (£1.51)
Tube of toothpaste 18,333 Leone (£1.73)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 29,986 Leone (£2.84)
Entertainment [Edit]
SLL GBP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 120,790 Leone (£11)
2 tickets to the movies 10,000 Leone (£0.95)
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 279,584 Leone (£26)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 43,330 Leone (£4.10)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 21,961 Leone (£2.08)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11,666 Leone (£1.10)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 700 Leone (£0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 447,702 Leone (£42)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 9,973 Leone (£0.94)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 175 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2018.

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