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Cost of living in Ivory Coast - 2017

Hello,

Before moving to Ivory Coast, it is important to investigate the cost of living in the country.

As we did in 2015, we give you the opportunity to share your experience and tell us more about products and services average recorded prices in your town/city/area.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if the cost of living in Ivory Coast has decreased or increased in the past few years.

Thanks to your help, would-be expatriates will have the opportunity to refine and better prepare their expatriation project.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Ivory Coast? 

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?

>What is your monthly grocery budget?

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Ivory Coast ? 

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?

> How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

> How much does a gym membership cost in Ivory Coast? 

Thank you everyone!

Priscilla

A copy/paste I posted on the french forum.

Its just an estimation for a standard occidental way of life  :

Amount in CFA (1000 CFA~ 1.5 Euros)

- basmati Rice 4.5 kg : 3300
- 1l sunflower oil: 1650
- sweet butter : 1600
- 1l half-skimmed milk : 1100
- 1kg flour: 500
- Floor cleaning 4l (ordinary) : 5600
- 350g chocolate paste : 2700
- Tuna 400g box : 1750
- Extra-fine green beans : 800
- 1 noodles pax : 1650
- 1 powder white sugar pax : 900
- 1 strawberry jam 730g box : 3200
- 300g piece of cheeze ("brie")   : environ 2500
- Extra-fine carrots-peas large box : 1950
- Martini wine: 7900
- Toilet cleaning  2000
- Machine washing powder (40 washes)
- dishwashing liquid : 2100
- 1l mirror cleaning : 800
- Softener :  4900
- 4 nature yogurts: 670
- 4 fruit yogurts : 1100
- 6 eggs : 800:
- 12 x 1.5l spring water : 4100

For fruits and vegetable from street sellers : ~ 5000 CFA/week/2 pax

Fishes ("sole, daurade, carpe, mérou, etc")  :  betwwen 3000 and 5000 CFA/kg. . Lobster ~ 7000 to 8000 /kg ? Cheaper at the harbour

Meat : 3000 to 8000 CFA/kg

Bakery :
- bread : 150
- tradition bread : 250
- Cakes: 1500 à 3000/pièce
- "Croissants, pain au chocolat, etc" : 300 à 500

Internet ~20 000 to 40 000 /month (following contract and usage)

TV sat (canal ) : 10 000 to 40 000/month

Electricity/water for a 2/3 rooms flat): 100 000 to 200 000/2months (following AC usage) / 10 000 to 20 000/3months

Petrol/gas-oil : ~700/liter

Local collective taxi (in same neighbourhood) : 200 - individual : 500 to 1000

Hairdresser (occidental hair experience): 8000

Bonanjo

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