Cost of living in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Summary of cost of living in Ouagadougou

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,902,838 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 687,604 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Ouagadougou
Current as of Aug 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,831 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,122 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,766 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,252 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,237 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,004 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,173 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,449 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 650 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 600 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,581 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,076 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 213 Franc
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 424,490 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 213,867 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 104,683 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 274,311 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 99,754 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 29,841 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 39,216 Franc
40” flat screen tv 823,684 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 97,456 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,727 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 67,777 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 150,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 60,000 Franc
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 30,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 708 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,500 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,600 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 22,495 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,250 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,500 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,200 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,333 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8,072 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,354 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 3,838 Franc
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 19,456 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,979 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,560 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 707 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 83 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 27,456 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 725 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2023

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