Cost of living in Mahajanga, Madagascar

List of prices in Mahajanga
Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 20,000 Ariary
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) -
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,000 Ariary
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large 4,961 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,000 Ariary
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 20,000 Ariary
2 liters of coca-cola 2,400 Ariary
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,000 Ariary
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,000,000 Ariary
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 800,000 Ariary
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen tv -
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,500 Ariary
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4,100 Ariary
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies -
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 35,000 Ariary
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,000 Ariary
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,000 Ariary
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,000 Ariary
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: January 03, 2021

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