Cost of Living in Yaounde | Cameroon

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$770
$1799
🛋️ Without rent
$418
$1178
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$352
$621
🍽️ Food
$276
$724
🚐 Transport
$67.9
$178
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$313
🏙️ Population
2.44M

The average cost of living in Yaounde is $770, which is in the top 35% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5991st out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in Cameroon.

The median after-tax salary is $313, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 8935th (TOP 97%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Cameroon. With an estimated population of 2.44M, Yaounde is the 2nd largest city in Cameroon.

Why living in Yaounde is so expensive? 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 Yaounde for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport2 kmYaounde Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate23.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank9998University of Yaounde I
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Prices in Yaounde

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
☕ Cappuccino
$3.09
🥤 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
$362
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$208
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$616
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$440
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$59.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1036
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$311

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.88
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.49
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.57
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$151
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$900

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