Cost of living in Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Senegal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,119,970 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,010,090 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,499 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,610 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,166 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,778 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,422 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,333 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,332 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,612 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 878 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 833 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,035 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,944 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 778 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 886,340 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 400,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 65,121 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 400,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 56,353 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 30,000 Franc
40” flat screen tv 190,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 95,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,166 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 50,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 45,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 60,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 55,000 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,872,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,100 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 9,172 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,154 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7,301 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 20,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,160 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,847 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,944 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,000 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,779 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 17,500 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 14,000 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 46,104 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,610 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,056 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,222 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 450,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 85 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 30,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 778 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Senegal

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This map shows only the top cities in Senegal. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

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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