Cost of Living in Dakar

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 22,500.00 CFA 15,000.00-30,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 CFA 2,500.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 CFA 1,000.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,500.00 CFA 1,200.00-2,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,366.67 CFA 1,000.00-2,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 414.29 CFA 300.00-1,000.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 316.67 CFA 150.00-500.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,690.78 CFA 3,028.33-4,921.04
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 408.23 CFA 136.08-997.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 204.12 CFA 136.08-544.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,100.00 CFA 800.00-1,300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6,803.89 CFA 4,535.93-9,071.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,889.97 CFA 1,133.98-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,343.56 CFA 1,587.58-3,628.74
Apples (1 lb) 587.40 CFA 544.31-725.75
Banana (1 lb) 367.41 CFA 317.52-449.06
Oranges (1 lb) 564.72 CFA 317.52-635.03
Tomato (1 lb) 421.84 CFA 403.70-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 234.36 CFA 181.44-317.52
Onion (1 lb) 158.76 CFA 136.08-317.52
Lettuce (1 head) 1,216.67 CFA 800.00-2,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 433.33 CFA 300.00-500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4,500.00 CFA 4,000.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 525.00 CFA 450.00-600.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 850.00 CFA 800.00-900.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 650.00 CFA 600.00-700.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 125.00 CFA 100.00-150.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,500.00 CFA 5,000.00-10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 CFA 1,000.00-2,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 CFA 1,126.54-1,609.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,454.21 CFA 2,271.25-2,630.86
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,250,000.00 CFA 3,500,000.00-9,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,000,000.00 CFA 5,000,000.00-14,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 67,500.00 CFA 30,000.00-100,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 80.00 CFA 60.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36,000.00 CFA 25,000.00-60,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26,666.67 CFA 15,000.00-30,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,666.67 CFA 5,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5,000.00 CFA 5,000.00-10,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 65,000.00 CFA
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,440,000.00 CFA
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 20,000.00 CFA
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 20,000.00 CFA 10,000.00-25,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49,666.67 CFA 25,000.00-85,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 38,333.33 CFA 25,000.00-60,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 400,000.00 CFA 200,000.00-800,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 143,204.63 CFA 75,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 825,000.00 CFA 600,000.00-1,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 412,500.00 CFA 300,000.00-600,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 541,574.32 CFA 526,195.41-556,953.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 502,631.71 CFA
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 82,666.67 CFA
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.50 3.00-10.00

Prices in Dakar

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Last update: September 2017
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17 Comments so far

#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?
#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!!