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Cost of Living in Dakar

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,140.15 CFA 2,280.30-4,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 CFA 15,000.00-30,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 CFA 5,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 CFA 1,500.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,500.00 CFA 1,140.15-2,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,675.00 CFA 1,200.00-2,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 440.00 CFA 300.00-500.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 300.00 CFA 300.00-300.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,848.50 CFA 3,028.33-4,542.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 498.95 CFA 453.59-544.31
Rice (white), (1 lb) 419.57 CFA 272.16-544.31
Eggs (12) 1,163.33 CFA 1,000.00-1,300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5,322.75 CFA 4,535.93-6,896.38
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2,449.40 CFA 1,814.37-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,721.56 CFA 1,814.37-3,628.74
Apples (1 lb) 632.76 CFA 589.67-675.85
Banana (1 lb) 453.59 CFA 362.87-544.31
Oranges (1 lb) 377.99 CFA 317.52-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 377.99 CFA 272.16-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 243.81 CFA 226.80-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 226.80 CFA 136.08-317.52
Lettuce (1 head) 1,133.33 CFA 600.00-2,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 466.67 CFA 400.00-500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-6,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 633.33 CFA 600.00-700.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 800.00 CFA 600.00-900.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 677.78 CFA 500.00-700.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 CFA
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 CFA 1,000.00-2,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 CFA 402.34-2,000.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 CFA
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,198.67 CFA 3,028.33-3,369.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 100,000.00 CFA
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 85.00 CFA 70.00-100.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40,000.00 CFA 30,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35,000.00 CFA 30,000.00-40,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10,000.00 CFA
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 CFA
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80,000.00 CFA
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 20,000.00 CFA 10,000.00-30,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 62,500.00 CFA 40,000.00-85,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 45,000.00 CFA 30,000.00-60,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 350,000.00 CFA 100,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 200,000.00 CFA 200,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 162,500.00 CFA 100,000.00-225,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 362,500.00 CFA 125,000.00-600,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 79,999.33 CFA
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 49,999.58 CFA
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 89,333.33 CFA 60,000.00-108,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly ?

Prices in Dakar, Senegal

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Last update: April, 2016
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21 Comments so far
#Samuel Woodrow Dewitt on Apr 09, 2016 :
What is the currency conversion ratio between US and the Senegal Franc?
#Tony on Feb 08, 2016 :
Hi ,am an American citizen and am thinking about relocation to Senegal I would like to open a Caribbean restaurant, can you advise me on how do I get started, thanks
#Aj on Dec 13, 2015 :
Can anyone give me an idea of how much it would cost to start up a small business in Dakar Senegal? Also how much would it cost to rent an apartment in a nice urban community?
#Raphael on Aug 13, 2015 :
Smartphone Internet, August 2015?
Does anyone have any good advice regarding mobile Internet for a Smartphone, data on the SIM card? Different companies / any particular good company or solution?
#dykha on Jul 27, 2015 :
Amaresh, you will be more than there with that money. Darou is not Dakar. If you can find a good place to rent, it will probably be pretty cheap. About your family... it depends. Do you have kids going to school? Because I doubt you will find good schools in that area. I advise you come alone first and see. The good news ... You could save money. Hope this help
#amaresh dhall on Jul 22, 2015 :
Plz tell me i get a job opertunity in senegal lpcation daraou 100km far away from dakar . They are offering me 2600usd per month ...is this amount is suffiecient to servive.. else plz tell me whether to go alone or with family
#jonathan on Nov 24, 2014 :
Hy pals,pls help me out.am a nigerian i wish to travel to senegal for a business between dec 2014.and jan 2015.how much will it cost me with a cheapest flight and on road.?pls pls ls is very urgent
Thanks
#Dom on Oct 24, 2014 :
I would like to know the cost of living including appartment for a family of 4 + all cost including school for two children + food, drinks etc in euro per month. Any idea?
#Bryan Smith on Jul 20, 2014 :
I support my family of wife and two girls for average of $1200 us and they live with family and a quality of life is very good only I have no idea how my wife actually spends it but the children are well educated well fed well clothed.we have no car but it life is good.however we cannot seem to afford American school for the girlsyet they are American citizensI need to know can I spend or budget my dollarsbetter to be more effective
#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

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