Cost of living in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Summary of cost of living in Nouakchott

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 80,552 UM
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 38,143 UM
  • 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 Nouakchott, Mauritania. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 519 UM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 186 UM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 106 UM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 52 UM
12 eggs, large 59 UM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 29 UM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 350 UM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 68 UM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27 UM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 225 UM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 400 UM
2 liters of coca-cola 69 UM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 18 UM
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 26,361 UM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 21,108 UM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,944 UM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 18,000 UM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,000 UM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,501 UM
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,312 UM
40” flat screen tv 18,318 UM
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,803 UM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 160 UM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 188 UM
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,057 UM
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 749 UM
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,151 UM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,545 UM
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 205,267 UM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 43 UM
Monthly ticket public transport 400 UM
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 147 UM
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 159 UM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 120 UM
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 800 UM
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 340 UM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 120 UM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 101 UM
4 rolls of toilet paper 72 UM
Tube of toothpaste 71 UM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 435 UM
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 554 UM
2 tickets to the movies 306 UM
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 1,900 UM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 139 UM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 86 UM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 200 UM
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 8 UM
1 month of gym membership in business district 811 UM
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 56 UM
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 33 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 12, 2020

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