Cost of Living in Banjul

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$445
$1097
🛋️ Without rent
$295
$850
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$150
$246
🍽️ Food
$230
$605
🚐 Transport
$24.1
$68.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$59.1
😀 Quality of life
17
🏙️ Population
31.4K

The average cost of living in Banjul is $445, which is in the top 5% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8802nd out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 3 in the Gambia.

The median after-tax salary is $59.1, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months. Ranked 9054th (TOP 97%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in the Gambia. With an estimated population of 31.4K, Banjul is the 2nd largest city in the Gambia.

Why living in Banjul costs 7.5 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 Banjul for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 15 km Banjul International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 19.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4469 University of the Gambia
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Prices in Banjul

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.84
 Cappuccino
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$199
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$50.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$238
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$147
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1325
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$820
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.01
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$24.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$34.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$78.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2800

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