Cost of living in Praia, Cape Verde

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,121 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 442 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 383 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 99 Escudo
12 eggs, large 256 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 144 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 515 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 350 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 218 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 104 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 740 Escudo
2 liters of Coca-Cola 209 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 66 Escudo
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 80,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 57,500 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 17,429 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 52,000 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 45,000 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 6,333 Escudo
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,580 Escudo
40” flat screen TV 78,333 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 15,000 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,500 Escudo
Hourly rate for cleaning help 500 Escudo
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,273 Escudo
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,794 Escudo
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 8,000 Escudo
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,454 Escudo
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,938,500 Escudo
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 Escudo
Monthly ticket public transport 2,200 Escudo
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) 250 Escudo
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7,500 Escudo
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,500 Escudo
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 733 Escudo
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 374 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,040 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 227 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 177 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 317 Escudo
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,500 Escudo
2 tickets to the movies 875 Escudo
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,000 Escudo
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,750 Escudo
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 488 Escudo
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 300 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 163 Escudo
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 105 Escudo
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,873 Escudo
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 400 Escudo
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 50 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 12, 2018.

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