Cost of living in Douala, Cameroon

Summary of cost of living in Douala

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,435,876 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 659,615 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Douala, Cameroon. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 4,439 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,221 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,650 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,178 Franc
12 eggs, large 960 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,080 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,853 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 976 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 626 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,776 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,572 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 344 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 548,522 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 249,052 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 80,500 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 340,176 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 182,108 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 60,409 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 39,511 Franc
40” flat screen tv 289,847 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 70,382 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,949 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18,750 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 10,436 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 18,573 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 35,526 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 32,348 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,333,330 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 586 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 17,020 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,104 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,500 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,833 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 12,832 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,724 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,086 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,032 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,057 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,010 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,834 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 13,450 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 13,790 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 20,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 41,512 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,699 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,109 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,120 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 81 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 22,839 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,035 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 80 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 11, 2021

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