Cost of living in Mogadishu, Somalia

Summary of cost of living in Mogadishu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,077,763 S
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,472,825 S
  • 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 Mogadishu, Somalia. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 105,862 S
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 150,000 S
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 48,235 S
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large 36,000 S
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 11,265 S
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 53,821 S
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 18,000 S
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 15,000 S
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10,000 S
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 60,000 S
2 liters of coca-cola 21,324 S
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9,994 S
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,000,000 S
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,500,000 S
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 200,000 S
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,500,000 S
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,200,000 S
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 350,000 S
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 50,000 S
40” flat screen tv 5,000,000 S
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 69,000 S
Hourly rate for cleaning help 31,476 S
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 200,000 S
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 300,000 S
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 200,000 S
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 250,000 S
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 20,000,000 S
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 15,000 S
Monthly ticket public transport 753,103 S
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 100,000 S
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 60,000 S
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 100,000 S
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 40,000 S
4 rolls of toilet paper 12,000 S
Tube of toothpaste 35,000 S
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 37,062 S
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 70,000 S
2 tickets to the movies 30,000 S
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 250,000 S
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35,000 S
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3,000 S
1 month of gym membership in business district 295,586 S
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 24,000 S
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 87 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2020

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