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Cost of Living in Guinea-Bissau

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$423
$1217
🛋️ Without rent
$294
$856
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$129
$361
🍽️ Food
$210
$553
🚐 Transport
$36.3
$101
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1000
💸 GDP per capita
$778
🏙️ Population
1.86M

The cost of living in Guinea-Bissau is $423, which is 1.74 times less expensive than the world average. Guinea-Bissau ranked 191st out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 132nd best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in Guinea-Bissau is $1000, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months.

Why living in Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau for locals and expats differ significantly.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Bissau, you will need $958 a month in Bafata - the cost of living in Bissau is 1.04 times higher than in Bafata.

Prices in Guinea-Bissau

We calculate prices for Guinea-Bissau as a population-weighted mean of 2 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
$5.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
☕ Cappuccino
$1.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.93

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.65
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.96
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.53
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.27

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.17
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$172
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$63.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$426
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$10.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1013
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$519

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$6.99
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$88.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2950