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Cost of Living in the Gambia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$536
$1229
🛋️ Without rent
$320
$912
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$216
$316
🍽️ Food
$234
$621
🚐 Transport
$33.2
$84.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$67.2
💸 GDP per capita
$716
🏙️ Population
2.1M

The cost of living in the Gambia is $536, which is 1.38 times less expensive than the world average. The Gambia ranked 164th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 195th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in the Gambia is $67.2, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months.

Why living in Gambia costs 8 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 Gambia for locals and expats differ significantly.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Brikama, you will need $771 a month in Banjul - the cost of living in Brikama is 1.3 times higher than in Banjul.

Prices in the Gambia

We calculate prices for the Gambia as a population-weighted mean of 3 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.07
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.25
☕ Cappuccino
$2.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.39
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.86
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.54
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$135
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.1
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$78.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5883
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2942

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2751