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Cost of living in Senegal - 2017

Hello,

Before moving to Senegal, 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 Senegal 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 Senegal? 

> 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 Senegal ? 

> 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 Senegal? 

Thank you everyone!

Priscilla

Hello!
I've only been in Dakar for 6 months so I can't say if prices have increased compared to 2016.
However, like other African countries where I've lived before, food prices vary a lot between shops and brands, i.e. if you want to purchase international brands versus smaller / local brands.
Please find below responses to your various questions:

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Senegal? 
In Dakar it can be anything between 250,000 FCFA (400 Euros) to 2,500,000 FCFA / month (4,000 Euros) depending on location, but also how recent the building is

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?
Taxis are cheap in Dakar but you need to bargain. For instance I live close to the airport and it costs me about 4 Euros to go to Plateau (center of town)

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?
Senegalese eat a lot of rice, but due to French influence you have a lot of French bakeries around selling nice cakes and baguettes, which are cheap

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Senegal ? 
It is about 25,000FCFA, i.e just under 40 Euros

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?
N/A

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

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?
I don't use AC so my electricity bill is cheap.
For cooking, you use gas cylinder

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?
Internet is about 40 Euros / month

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

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
It's about 1,000 FCFA, i.e. 1.5 Euros in a cafe, but will be easily double in a hotel

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
DK

> How much does a gym membership cost in Senegal?
I pay per class, which is about 4 Euros
Otherwise it depends from gym location, but you can find nice ones for around 40 Euros / month

Hope it helps!
Feel free to contact me in case you need more information
Cheers
Christine

Hello All,
My name is Hadija nd i am a newbie on here.

Living in Gambia at the mo but thinking to relocate to Ziginchor. Cant wait to read the response to this post.

Thanks

Hello
Found the info very helpful .

Thanx . Any suggestions where i can get more info re eveyday living issues that will present.
Are there any groups for expacts to get support from. Iwould like to discuss further.

Thanx
Hadija

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