Cost of living 2018 in Mali

Hello everyone,

As per our annual tradition, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Mali.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Mali will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Mali?

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Mali?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Mali?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

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

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and 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 Mali?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

Hi Priscilla,
Please find my responses below:
How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Mali? 500kcfa/mo ($1K) for mine, a family of 6 so we need space.

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Mali? This is always tricky because of the high speculation of land and housing in mali so I prefer to rent.  Housing price can range from 25mcfa to 100mcfa($50k to $200k)

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? fuel for an suv cost me around 100kcfa ($200)

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta? I don't check all those details but the food cost for a family of 6 is around 600kcfa ($1200)/mo and this includes going out to restaurant twice a month.

What is your monthly budget for groceries? $1200

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Mali? the basic dr. appointment at golden life is 20kcfa ($40), but it's half the price for most other hospital and dr.

How much do you pay for health insurance per month? I prefer not to have one in mali because of their limited coverage, you'll end up paying more.

How much does childcare cost on average per month? child care is cheap and varies, for a daycare the cost is high, around $100 to $600 per month

What is your child's schooling budget per month? american school is $19k/child/year, other schools are much cheaper, a good one runs around 800kcfa/yr ($1600/yr)

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank? around $120

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month? all the three bills comes around 220kcfa/mo ($440)

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription? 25kcfa ($50)

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? I take my lunch so it's free for me :)

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? not a coffee guy!!!

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Mali? a good one can cost 20kcfa to 40kcfa($40 to $80) per month, however zumba is twice that price

I hope these few lines help.

Hassan

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