Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

Summary of cost of living in Dakar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,288,613 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,330,859 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Dakar
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,170 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 6,760 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,237 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,473 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,226 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,370 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,930 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,719 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 677 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 577 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 7,037 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,329 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 493 Franc
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,281,780 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 721,165 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 98,765 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 462,470 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 339,602 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 76,508 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 25,897 Franc
40” flat screen tv 276,607 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 67,016 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,454 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,999 Franc
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 37,244 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 26,206 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 51,542 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 57,520 Franc
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 14,716,200 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 827 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 11,004 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,775 Franc
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,473 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,791 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 22,049 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,136 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,054 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,021 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,697 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,275 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,713 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 17,780 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 7,923 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 26,250 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 31,985 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,944 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,509 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,815 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 470,995 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 64 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 32,567 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 805 Franc
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 75 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2024

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