Cost of Living in Dakar

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,500.00 CFA 1,500.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 16,398.92 CFA 12,000.00-35,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 677.98 CFA 500.00-2,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,750.00 CFA 2,500.00-3,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,416.67 CFA 1,000.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 460.00 CFA 300.00-800.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 281.11 CFA 200.00-500.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4,116.64 CFA 3,785.41-5,110.31
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 158.76 CFA 68.04-907.19
Rice (white), (1 lb) 181.44 CFA 113.40-385.55
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,200.00 CFA 1,200.00-1,200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3,855.54 CFA
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,602.69 CFA 1,360.78-2,086.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,338.10 CFA 1,270.06-1,587.58
Apples (1 lb) 498.95 CFA 453.59-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 370.43 CFA 362.87-453.59
Oranges (1 lb) 521.63 CFA 453.59-680.39
Tomato (1 lb) 347.75 CFA 226.80-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 294.84 CFA 226.80-453.59
Onion (1 lb) 170.10 CFA 158.76-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 783.33 CFA 500.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 600.00 CFA 300.00-1,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-6,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 409.65 CFA 328.95-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,183.33 CFA 800.00-1,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 675.00 CFA 550.00-750.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 175.00 CFA 150.00-200.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15,000.00 CFA
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 CFA 500.00-1,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 CFA 1,609.34-1,609.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 CFA 2,000.00-3,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,543.80 CFA 2,195.54-2,630.86
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,250,000.00 CFA 3,500,000.00-15,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,333,333.33 CFA 5,000,000.00-14,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 79,115.38 CFA 42,500.00-125,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 150.00 CFA 100.00-250.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38,000.00 CFA 30,000.00-75,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27,000.00 CFA 15,000.00-40,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,000.00 CFA 5,000.00-5,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5,000.00 CFA 2,500.00-5,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 62,500.00 CFA 50,000.00-150,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,000,000.00 CFA 1,500,000.00-2,640,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 15,000.00 CFA 5,000.00-38,326.58
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,333.33 CFA 8,000.00-20,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 38,160.66 CFA 20,000.00-58,963.97
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 20,000.00 CFA 10,000.00-30,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 310,714.29 CFA 150,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 152,000.00 CFA 100,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,025,000.00 CFA 500,000.00-1,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 395,833.33 CFA 175,000.00-700,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 595,437.60 CFA 550,531.76-640,343.44
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 583,110.84 CFA 525,878.25-640,343.44
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 91,384.00 CFA
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.83 3.00-8.00

Prices in Dakar

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Last update: August 2019
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12 Comments so far

#bico on Mar 12, 2019 :
To live in Dakar is no problem at all. With just fucking one or another of all these white bitches...
#Bobby on Dec 27, 2018 :
How will love to base in Senegal for like six month but I dont know any one there can any body assist me with information about rentage in dakar please just text me through this number I will put a call and I will also pay you for your service thanks .
#Urban Löfqvist on Jul 24, 2018 :
Do anyone know if nationalities from the west african region has to pay of 315 00 CFA if they want a resident permit in Senegal? And that 300 000 CFA is refundable when you leave the country?
#Prashant on Dec 07, 2016 :
Hi,Prashant here,iam indian..I recently got a offer in Dakar,they are offering me $1200.Accomodation will provided by company.Meals is my own. Would it be fine if I relocate in Dakar. Considering normal lifestyle what would be d cost of living for 1 person. What about security for a non resident and climate impact on health.request to revert please.

Iam waiting your answers.....
#kulasekara on Nov 20, 2016 :
Hey, I m an Indian, got an opportunity to work in Dakar, they are offering me $1000. Would it be fine if I relocate in Dakar. Considering normal lifestyle what would be d cost of living for 1 person. What about security for a non resident and climate impact on health
#bert lundblad on Oct 13, 2016 : 62 y.o..ive a wife in dakar waiting for her permit , but the refugees who came here put all such nonrefugeebased applications fwd. ill soon retire 3 years, so ive been thinking that instead of bringing wife here..i go there. my pension will be around 1000 usd a month, and she ll also contribut with maybe half of that. but with age its hard to say anything about if bad Health will arise. so i wanted to know about COSTs for medicine and hospitals just i case, and if say 1500 usd will be enough to survive on for 2 persons?
thanx Bert in Sweden
#melvin on Sep 13, 2016 :
Is dental care expensive in Dakar? I sent $500.00 to a friend for extraction of two tooth and medicine. I also helped with her monthly utility bill for a two bed room apartment about $270.00 last month and about six dollars for gas. Do these cost sound resonable for a two bed room apartment with two bathrooms in this area of Daker Villa Sarce Coeur. Do utilities companies provide residents with a printed utility bill each month? Thank you for any information you may give to me. Melvin
#Militant on Aug 11, 2016 :
Well, i read all comments from you all my brothers and sisters. God bless you all. I'm a Nigerian living in Senegal, a security/bouncer/militant. I wouldn't delude anyone about cost of living in Senegal, it's quiet expensive, the Dakar city is developed, good security unlike Nigeria,good government unlike Nigeria,good night life unlike Nigeria,but bastardization like Nigeria. Criminally minded people like my people Nigerians. I have been around for a while and i think it's time to stop speak about African mentality. Sometimes, when most Africans can't do something good for themselves, they go end up in Mediterranean sea and they put the blames on the government. EDUCATION IS STILL THE KEY.
I'm a militant. I fight for the rights of my white family and for my black family. In my eyes, i see no colour. I love you all.

#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?