Cost of Living in Douala | Cameroon

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$593
$1653
🛋️ Without rent
$374
$1136
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$219
$516
🍽️ Food
$272
$745
🚐 Transport
$45.3
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$226
🏙️ Population
2.45M

The average cost of living in Douala is $593, which is in the top 24% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7001st out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 10 in Cameroon.

The median after-tax salary is $226, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 8789th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Cameroon. With an estimated population of 2.45M, Douala is the 1st largest city in Cameroon.

Why living in Douala 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 Douala for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmDouala International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate22.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank9463University of Douala
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Prices in Douala

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.16
☕ Cappuccino
$1.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.93

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$94.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$679
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$318
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1301
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$289

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$6.23
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.89
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.07

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.64
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.07
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.04
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$909

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