Cost of Living in Dakar

Summary about cost of living in Dakar, Senegal:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,000.00 CFA 2,000.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 CFA 22,000.00-50,028.41
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 CFA 4,000.00-6,003.41
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,500.00 CFA 593.01-2,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,500.00 CFA 1,000.00-2,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,809.59 CFA 1,300.00-2,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 613.21 CFA 350.00-1,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 385.94 CFA 250.00-1,000.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4,239.66 CFA 3,028.33-5,299.58
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 219.24 CFA 136.08-498.95
Rice (white), (1 lb) 226.80 CFA 158.76-317.52
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,257.78 CFA 660.00-1,800.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,948.35 CFA 1,814.37-4,535.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,790.10 CFA 1,360.78-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,336.00 CFA 1,587.58-3,175.15
Apples (1 lb) 569.51 CFA 272.16-725.75
Banana (1 lb) 356.39 CFA 317.52-453.59
Oranges (1 lb) 513.13 CFA 226.80-680.39
Tomato (1 lb) 325.07 CFA 181.44-362.87
Potato (1 lb) 272.16 CFA 181.44-362.87
Onion (1 lb) 238.14 CFA 181.44-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 700.00 CFA 200.00-1,200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 493.75 CFA 400.00-600.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5,500.00 CFA 2,500.00-7,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 682.39 CFA 500.00-909.09
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,221.43 CFA 850.00-1,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 900.00 CFA 800.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 300.00 CFA 200.00-600.00
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) 1,609.34 CFA 1,609.34-4,828.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,500.00 CFA 4,500.00-10,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,057.74 CFA 2,479.45-3,369.02
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 58,535.50 CFA 42,500.00-80,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 95.00 CFA 30.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32,271.43 CFA 25,000.00-40,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42,428.57 CFA 15,000.00-60,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,000.00 CFA 5,000.00-5,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 CFA 3,000.00-5,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 105,555.56 CFA 25,000.00-150,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,020,877.25 CFA 2,300,000.00-12,783,508.98
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 32,500.00 CFA 10,000.00-50,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 20,000.00 CFA 10,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 47,800.80 CFA 15,000.00-75,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55,500.00 CFA 30,000.00-90,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 454,896.93 CFA 200,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 350,833.33 CFA 180,000.00-750,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 771,428.57 CFA 500,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 560,714.29 CFA 400,000.00-750,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 730,571.46 CFA 694,138.76-767,004.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 694,138.76 CFA
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 275,000.00 CFA
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.75 6.50-11.00

Prices in Dakar

This city had 399 entries in the past 12 months by 38 different contributors.
Last update: August 2022
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5 Comments so far
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
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?