Cost of Living in Bamenda | Cameroon

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$543
$1399
🛋️ Without rent
$318
$950
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$225
$449
🍽️ Food
$238
$643
🚐 Transport
$25.4
$69.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$213
🏙️ Population
270k

The average cost of living in Bamenda is $543, which is in the top 20% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7382nd out of 9294 in our global list and 7th out of 10 in Cameroon.

The median after-tax salary is $213, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 9017th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Cameroon. With an estimated population of 270k, Bamenda is the 5th largest city in Cameroon.

Why living in Bamenda costs 2.6 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 Bamenda for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport13 kmBamenda Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate21.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank13536University of Bamenda
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Prices in Bamenda

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.58
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.11
☕ Cappuccino
$0.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$194
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$108
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$429
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$682
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$179

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.84
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.42
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.59
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$44.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$253
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$771