Cost of living in Monrovia, Liberia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,154 L$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,346 L$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 616 L$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 239 L$
12 eggs, large 274 L$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 770 L$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 604 L$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 375 L$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 356 L$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 148 L$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 870 L$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 221 L$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 140 L$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 179,350 L$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 114,601 L$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 26,177 L$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 109,427 L$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 62,265 L$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,566 L$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 9,166 L$
40” flat screen TV 66,165 L$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 18,726 L$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 470 L$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 295 L$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,875 L$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,999 L$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,000 L$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,715 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 141 L$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,179 L$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 710 L$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 811 L$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 287 L$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 8,000 L$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 227 L$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 334 L$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 359 L$
4 rolls of toilet paper 204 L$
Tube of toothpaste 193 L$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,220 L$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,300 L$
2 tickets to the movies 400 L$
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 3,100 L$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 558 L$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 338 L$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 180 L$
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 26 L$
1 month of gym membership in business district 7,870 L$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 90 L$
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 41 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2017.

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