Cost of living in Ivory Coast

Summary of cost of living in Ivory Coast

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,873,083 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 960,090 Franc
  • Ivory Coast is the most expensive country in Africa (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Ivory Coast is cheaper than in 61% of countries in the World (46 out of 75)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,000 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,659 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,451 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,044 Franc
12 eggs, large 900 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 898 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,375 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,611 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 572 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 544 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,250 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,900 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 347 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 811,111 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 535,714 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 106,481 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 293,750 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 111,500 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 50,694 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 31,591 Franc
40” flat screen tv 233,381 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 91,893 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,734 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 31,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,667 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 49,167 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 45,714 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,698,400 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 649 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 22,500 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,728 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,822 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 25,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,625 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 900 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,266 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,000 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,929 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,407 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 150,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 27,965 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,823 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 500 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 90 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 38,968 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 700 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Ivory Coast

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This map shows only the top cities in Ivory Coast. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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