Cost of living in Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,108 Ouguiya
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,662 Ouguiya
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 828 Ouguiya
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 516 Ouguiya
12 eggs, large 626 Ouguiya
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 276 Ouguiya
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,000 Ouguiya
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 719 Ouguiya
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 301 Ouguiya
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,000 Ouguiya
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,000 Ouguiya
2 liters of Coca-Cola 626 Ouguiya
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 114 Ouguiya
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 172,348 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 200,000 Ouguiya
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 45,280 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 139,576 Ouguiya
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 79,788 Ouguiya
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 37,305 Ouguiya
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 20,059 Ouguiya
40” flat screen TV 174,288 Ouguiya
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 75,527 Ouguiya
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,000 Ouguiya
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 13,460 Ouguiya
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 11,145 Ouguiya
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 13,114 Ouguiya
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 20,522 Ouguiya
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,200,000 Ouguiya
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 412 Ouguiya
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,218 Ouguiya
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,792 Ouguiya
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 7,382 Ouguiya
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,310 Ouguiya
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,667 Ouguiya
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 844 Ouguiya
4 rolls of toilet paper 417 Ouguiya
Tube of toothpaste 1,064 Ouguiya
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,163 Ouguiya
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,543 Ouguiya
2 tickets to the movies 2,850 Ouguiya
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 4,000 Ouguiya
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,000 Ouguiya
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,252 Ouguiya
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 730 Ouguiya
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,000 Ouguiya
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 85 Ouguiya
1 month of gym membership in business district 7,699 Ouguiya
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 628 Ouguiya
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 39 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2017.

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