Cost of Living in Dakar, Senegal

Prices in Dakar

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,334.89 CFA
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 CFA
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) ?
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1,500.00 CFA
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1,500.00 CFA
Cappuccino (regular) 1,566.67 CFA
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 433.33 CFA
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 297.29 CFA
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4,163.95 CFA
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 378.06 CFA
Rice (white), (1 lb) 430.91 CFA
Eggs (12) 1,170.00 CFA
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,621.79 CFA
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2,419.16 CFA
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) ?
Apples (1 lb) 406.79 CFA
Banana (1 lb) 544.31 CFA
Oranges (1 lb) 347.75 CFA
Tomato (1 lb) 347.75 CFA
Potato (1 lb) 238.14 CFA
Onion (1 lb) ?
Lettuce (1 head) 358.37 CFA
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 466.67 CFA
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3,000.00 CFA
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 650.00 CFA
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 750.00 CFA
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 678.67 CFA
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 116.74 CFA
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 17,511.64 CFA
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 CFA
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 740.64 CFA
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,198.67 CFA
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,511,642.00 CFA
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment ?
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 64.19 CFA
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,666.67 CFA
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,102.85 CFA
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8,755.82 CFA
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57,511.64 CFA
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51,482.59 CFA
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 35,023.28 CFA
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 29,186.07 CFA
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 166,744.28 CFA
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 158,372.14 CFA
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 225,077.61 CFA
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 179,244.28 CFA
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
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]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 108,372.14 CFA
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.00

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Last update: May, 2015

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18 Comments so far
#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 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 a nigerian i wish to travel to senegal for a business between dec 2014.and jan much will it cost me with a cheapest flight and on road.?pls pls ls is very urgent
#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 :

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
#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?

#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!
#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


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