Cost of Living in Bobo-Dioulasso | Burkina Faso

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$799
$1887
🛋️ Without rent
$415
$1310
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$384
$577
🍽️ Food
$297
$769
🚐 Transport
$37.3
$98.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$126
🏙️ Population
360k

The average cost of living in Bobo-Dioulasso is $799, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5888th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 10 in Burkina Faso.

The median after-tax salary is $126, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months. Ranked 9060th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Burkina Faso. With an estimated population of 360k, Bobo-Dioulasso is the 2nd largest city in Burkina Faso.

Why living in Bobo-Dioulasso costs 6.4 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Bobo-Dioulasso for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport6 kmBobo Dioulasso Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate17 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank10011Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso
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Prices in Bobo-Dioulasso

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.02
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.02
☕ Cappuccino
$2.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.91

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$327
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$102
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$536
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$212
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$123
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$385

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.89
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.83
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.84

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$169
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14182