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Cost of Living in Dakar, Senegal

Prices in Dakar

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): ?
Rent Index: 10.74
Groceries Index: 71.28
Restaurants Index: 48.08
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: ?
Local Purchasing Power: ?

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.99 $
3.98
4.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.78 $
36.00
46.68
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.83 $
9.00
10.67
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.49 $
1.99
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $
1.20
1.99
Cappuccino (regular) 2.66 $
1.99
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.74 $
0.70
0.78
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.73 $
0.50
0.99
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.00 $
2.00
2.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.92 $
0.60
1.25
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.74 $
0.50
0.97
Eggs (12) 2.09 $
1.85
2.34
Local Cheese (1kg) 26.67 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.00 $
5.00
11.00
Apples (1kg) 2.45 $
2.00
3.00
Oranges (1kg) 2.00 $
1.00
3.00
Tomato (1kg) 0.40 $
Potato (1kg) 1.66 $
0.97
3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.20 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.26 $
0.50
2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.00 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.20 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.32 $
1.20
1.45
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.34 $
0.20
0.49
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
2.00
4.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.17 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.66 $
1.13
2.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 75.04 $
58.41
106.70
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
0.10
0.10
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.00 $
50.00
50.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.06 $
30.00
52.12
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.68 $
60.00
97.35
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 125.00 $
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 78.68 $
60.00
97.35
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 30.84 $
11.68
50.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 284.31 $
209.56
400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 183.96 $
157.17
200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 535.75 $
471.50
600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 340.72 $
261.94
400.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 200.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.00

These data are based on 106 entries in the past 18 months from 16 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2013

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13 Comments so far

#Jakisa Deo on Mar 04, 2014 :
How Much Is 1 Senegalese Currency Into U S D
#Ally on Feb 14, 2014 :
Hello,

Does anyone know how much the construction labor wage per person a day in Dakar in terms of USD? Thanks.
#Empress on Dec 06, 2013 :
Pierre, John sounds like a HATER. don't listen to him; do your own research!!
#emert on Sep 13, 2013 :
What is the average cost of transportation from Dakar to Tambacounda?
#erdogan on Jul 31, 2013 :
pls tell me
how much price as dolar
*-1+1 for rent house dakar per each month
*-min spend as daily how much as dolar
*-are there difiuclty live at dakar for security
*-or is this enough 500 dolar normally manage per each month
thanks
#John on Jul 16, 2013 :
Pierre, don't do it. Senegal isn't that cheap. If you want to live an American or European standard of living, it's going to probably cost you more in Senegal, than your home country. Also, pay is not as good as American or European pay. Health care isn't as good, quality of life isn't as good, security is not as good and there aren't as many options. Don't move there, I say take a trip and look at the country, but I would not move there.
#Pierre on Jul 06, 2013 :
I met a young 35 years of age beautiful lady while online and she's telling me Senegal is a good place to visit and have a life, is this true?

Pierre
#Olayiwola Olaide Adewale on Apr 04, 2013 :
I would like you to help me find out the cost of flight down to Dakur Senegal from Nigeria,please. With what I've seeen on this page,there's no need for asking about how costlier are things down there.
#Sabarda on Jan 01, 2013 :
Hi laura,
I read your comment and was wondering if you know by any chance, a room, or a little apartment for rent from 4 january till 7 february, in yoff?
thx very much for your reply!
sabarda
#Marco on Dec 06, 2012 :
internet in Senegal unlimited 1MB/s is 19000(xof)it´s about 30€ and it´s fast at night. I use expresso usb pen.
#morris on Nov 16, 2012 :
@laura. The salary is average. Problem is there is a major difference between the classes. The cost of a hamburger is $2.50USD or 1300 fcha(xof). For me as an american with outside resources this is normal. But the average senagalese non professional makes around 1500 to 3000 fcha per day thats 45-90,000 per month thats expensive. whilst a plate of rice a fish for four people can cost 1000fcha if cooked at home.More afforadble. If you visit dakar and live like a resident, its very inexpensive. If you want to live like a european or american its going to cost you about 75% of the cost of living in NYC USA. Find the balance. I personally live in a 2 bedroom apt. in yoff,dakar. Not the best but i've seen worse back home. And i eat like a senegalese. lots of fish, french bread,rice, almost no veggies except potatoes, and beef or mutton every so often. If i ate like an american i would be on my way home already. Internet is of two kinds mobile(cellular,or usb) and fixed. Cellular varies depending on endless promotions. But two major companies orange, charges are based on time, and with expresso it is volume based. I use expresso on my phone for email etc etc. orange has a fixed line service at either $20 mnth 512mb/s 10G 0r $50 mnth for unlimited 1MB/s.

running late sorry about grammer etc etc
#Laura on Sep 02, 2012 :
I dont know but is strange also the rent of the apartment if we compare with the salary.
Would be nice if someone from Dakar could provide insights here about Internet, rent, salary..etc

Thanks
#Bert Lundblad on Aug 29, 2011 :
so when someone says that internet connection in Dakar is 150 euros/month (its 200 usd ) thats not true?

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