Cost of living in Monrovia, Liberia

Summary of cost of living in Monrovia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 394,589 L$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 200,574 L$
  • 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 Monrovia, Liberia. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,113 L$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,042 L$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 597 L$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 232 L$
12 eggs, large 321 L$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 530 L$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 567 L$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 365 L$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 390 L$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 157 L$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,458 L$
2 liters of coca-cola 244 L$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 109 L$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 156,476 L$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 101,067 L$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 30,697 L$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 130,751 L$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 117,873 L$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 25,672 L$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 7,400 L$
40” flat screen tv 62,455 L$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 22,650 L$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,238 L$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 610 L$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 6,213 L$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 7,478 L$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,000 L$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,276 L$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,750,000 L$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 139 L$
Monthly ticket public transport 2,750 L$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 975 L$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 680 L$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 6,667 L$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 330 L$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 453 L$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 480 L$
4 rolls of toilet paper 234 L$
Tube of toothpaste 194 L$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,765 L$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,167 L$
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 2,842 L$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 568 L$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 344 L$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 252 L$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 11 L$
1 month of gym membership in business district 8,525 L$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 424 L$
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: August 14, 2020

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