Cost of Living in Dakar

Summary of cost of living in Dakar, Senegal:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,801.89 CFA 2,000.00-7,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36,014.03 CFA 18,000.00-45,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 CFA 4,500.00-6,044.06
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 CFA 750.00-2,727.19
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 CFA 1,250.00-2,727.19
Cappuccino (regular) 2,357.39 CFA 1,500.00-3,176.53
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 750.55 CFA 350.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 641.25 CFA 300.00-1,294.64
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5,583.48 CFA 3,785.41-7,570.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 311.85 CFA 158.76-1,088.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 337.36 CFA 226.80-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,473.33 CFA 1,200.00-2,800.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3,613.62 CFA 1,814.37-4,535.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3,051.71 CFA 1,814.37-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,242.04 CFA 1,814.37-3,175.15
Apples (1 lb) 609.11 CFA 272.16-725.75
Banana (1 lb) 468.71 CFA 362.87-800.00
Oranges (1 lb) 541.79 CFA 226.80-800.00
Tomato (1 lb) 430.91 CFA 181.44-700.00
Potato (1 lb) 358.53 CFA 226.80-650.00
Onion (1 lb) 300.51 CFA 181.44-498.95
Lettuce (1 head) 541.67 CFA 200.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 456.25 CFA 300.00-700.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5,750.00 CFA 3,000.00-7,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 618.75 CFA 400.00-909.09
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,093.75 CFA 850.00-1,250.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 800.00 CFA 800.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 225.00 CFA 200.00-1,500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 12,500.00 CFA 10,000.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 CFA 1,000.00-2,500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3,218.69 CFA 1,609.34-4,023.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9,000.00 CFA 4,500.00-10,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,671.85 CFA 2,857.99-3,747.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,500,000.00 CFA 13,000,000.00-20,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,333,333.33 CFA 14,000,000.00-25,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 71,991.43 CFA 42,500.00-127,500.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 5,500.00 CFA 5,500.00-5,500.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30,485.71 CFA 20,000.00-38,500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39,666.67 CFA 10,000.00-65,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10,000.00 CFA 5,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-10,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 148,750.00 CFA 145,000.00-500,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,077,624.76 CFA 2,000,000.00-12,700,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36,000.00 CFA 12,000.00-50,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 21,666.67 CFA 15,000.00-30,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49,800.80 CFA 15,000.00-75,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 45,500.00 CFA 30,000.00-90,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 560,680.82 CFA 300,000.00-900,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 220,297.86 CFA 150,000.00-350,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,547,590.37 CFA 1,000,000.00-2,900,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 565,136.74 CFA 400,000.00-800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 139,353.40 CFA 139,353.40-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,966.93 CFA 55,741.36-260,126.35
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 245,000.00 CFA
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.19 6.50-9.00

Prices in Dakar

This city had 118 entries in the past 12 months by 28 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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3 Comments so far
Abdulai Jalloh on Aug 12, 2023:
I really want to move to senegal but my imagination is that the cost of living in senegal compared to Guinea is what am thinking off all this while.
Dennis Brown James on Jul 29, 2021:
I am planning to move down to Senegal from Nigeria. My wife is the one that has been engineering this move, with the price ranges here, it seems Senegal is more expensive to live in than Nigeria.
Raby Dieng on Oct 05, 2020:
Hello, some of these are so wrong, specially for the rent, much cheaper than what you have put,and taxi is more expensive than what you wrote. Maybe you should update.
PS: I am senegalese, libing in Dakar