Cost of Living in Praia

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$689
$1493
🛋️ Without rent
$370
$1042
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$319
$451
🍽️ Food
$264
$686
🚐 Transport
$40.3
$113
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$268
😀 Quality of life
37
🏙️ Population
159K

The average cost of living in Praia is $689, which is in the top 26% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6895th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 3 in Cape Verde.

The median after-tax salary is $268, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 7488th (TOP 81%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Cape Verde. With an estimated population of 159K, Praia is the 1st largest city in Cape Verde.

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

✈️ Closest airport 4 km Nelson Mandela International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 13.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4983 University of Cape Verde
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Prices in Praia

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.54
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.03
 Cappuccino
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$289
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$260
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$905
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$906
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.86
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.03
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.38
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$75
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1058

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