Cost of Living in Banjul

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 262.50 D 30.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,200.00 D 2,000.00-4,429.64
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 375.00 D 300.00-450.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 125.00 D 100.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 210.74 D 200.00-300.00
Cappuccino (regular) 155.37 D 75.00-221.48
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 88.30 D 50.00-250.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 99.71 D 25.00-250.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 372.23 D 302.83-473.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 33.26 D 9.07-68.04
Rice (white), (1 lb) 56.70 D
Eggs (regular) (12) 132.00 D 116.00-156.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 204.12 D 158.76-249.48
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 90.72 D 90.72-90.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 162.54 D 147.42-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 56.70 D 45.36-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 39.69 D 34.02-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 60.48 D 45.36-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 45.36 D 22.68-68.04
Potato (1 lb) 30.24 D 22.68-34.02
Onion (1 lb) 28.35 D 22.68-34.02
Lettuce (1 head) 17.50 D 10.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 50.00 D 25.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 D
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) ?
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) ?
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 122.50 D 120.00-125.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 12.50 D 10.00-15.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) ?
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 D
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 D 200.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 283.91 D 225.88-298.63
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 195,000.00 D 190,000.00-200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 241,666.67 D 240,000.00-300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,250.00 D 1,500.00-3,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,500.00 D
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,333.33 D 2,500.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,750.00 D 1,500.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,000.00 D
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 D 200.00-300.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 500.00 D
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,000.00 D
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) ?
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) ?
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) ?
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes ?
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre ?
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,783.34 D 1,566.67-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,000.00 D
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,000.00 D
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,000.00 D
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.12 5.25-15.00

Prices in Banjul

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Last update: April 2024
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2 Comments so far
Anonymous on Sep 16, 2023:
Only humans with pig sht for brains would ever live in Gambia.
Anonymous on Mar 03, 2022:
Prices at The Gambia has been rising for past few years plenty. Small examples: 1kg of chicken breast files from 250D to 300D in just one month of time. Price of one litre of milk was month ago 60D and now its 75D. I pay 12000D rent of one bedroom apartment at town area. 60Mbps internet is 8000D/month. 100M is 15000D. One kg of rice in supermarket costs 110D. Private international school for one kid is 20000D-30000D per term. If I take my wife for dinner the bill is 1500D-2000D and it has a main dish + one soft candrink for each. Bucket of fish what people buy from market used to cost 300D less than 2 years ago. Now its 1800D.

So at The Gambia you pay a lot of money about things and services and nothing works. I spend 4000D for electricity in a month and I experience 2-5 blackouts every day. Mobile Network is like it was 15-20 years ago in Europe. Africell gives you 4M connection with 150GB data/30 days for 3300D. Sometimes you are days, even weeks without internet. No refund if the network is gone or so poor that you cant work.

Craftmanship like carpenters work is very costly and pure rubbish. Normally they ask the money in advance by telling they cant buy the materials. Most of the people pretend to be professionals but they dont carry any responsible about their work quality or schedules.

About monthly income. Normal salary for a weitress is 2000D-2500D in a cafeteria/restaurant. Experienced nurse earns 5000D in a month and its 3-shift work. And here the working days are 6 in a week and a normal working day is 10-14 hours long.

Actually I have been wondering how most of the people survive at here but lately I have seen that it doesnt matter how much they (specially women) work - the money is not enough. Lately I have helped some local friends on weekly bases and Im happy that I can do so.

I have some experience of Africa, both East and West. I have been living on this continent around 8 years of my life.