Cost of Living in Bissau

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$631
$1441
🛋️ Without rent
$317
$924
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$315
$518
🍽️ Food
$199
$524
🚐 Transport
$41.5
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1002
😀 Quality of life
28
🏙️ Population
492K

The average cost of living in Bissau is $631, which is in the top 22% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7275th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 2 in Guinea-Bissau.

The median after-tax salary is $1002, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 8746th (TOP 94%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Guinea-Bissau. With an estimated population of 492K, Bissau is the 1st largest city in Guinea-Bissau.

Why living in 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 Bissau for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Osvaldo Vieira International Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Bissau

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
 Cappuccino
$2.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$356
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$438
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1545
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1316
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.57
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.55
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.64
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.57
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2680

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