Cost of Living in Garoua

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$626
$1631
🛋️ Without rent
$342
$1065
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$284
$566
🍽️ Food
$197
$528
🚐 Transport
$58.5
$161
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$241
😀 Quality of life
19
🏙️ Population
1.75M

The average cost of living in Garoua is $626, which is in the top 20% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7428th out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 10 in Cameroon.

The median after-tax salary is $241, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 8998th (TOP 97%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Cameroon. With an estimated population of 1.75M, Garoua is the 3rd largest city in Cameroon.

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

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Garoua International Airport
😷 Air quality Unhealthy 59.3 µg/m³
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Prices in Garoua

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
 Cappuccino
$1.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$208
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$145
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$648
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$337
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1147
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$455
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.64
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.89
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$25.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$106
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$322
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2196

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