Cost of living in Praia, Cape Verde

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,193 Escudo
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 464 Escudo
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 346 Escudo
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 97 Escudo
12 eggs, large 242 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 139 Escudo
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 523 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 312 Escudo
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 194 Escudo
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 99 Escudo
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 725 Escudo
2 liters of Coca-Cola 201 Escudo
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 69 Escudo
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 77,108 Escudo
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 60,542 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 22,053 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 44,576 Escudo
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 39,766 Escudo
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,767 Escudo
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,682 Escudo
40” flat screen TV 77,719 Escudo
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,753 Escudo
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,207 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 138 Escudo
Monthly ticket public transport 2,006 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) -
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.) 350 Escudo
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 640 Escudo
4 rolls of toilet paper 150 Escudo
Tube of toothpaste 159 Escudo
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 293 Escudo
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,538 Escudo
2 tickets to the movies 810 Escudo
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 6,162 Escudo
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 378 Escudo
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 350 Escudo
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 137 Escudo
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 12 Escudo
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,053 Escudo
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 260 Escudo
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 19 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 02, 2017.

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