Cost of Living in Kenema

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$763
$1632
🛋️ Without rent
$354
$995
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$409
$637
🍽️ Food
$274
$718
🚐 Transport
$30.5
$86.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1430
😀 Quality of life
30
🏙️ Population
188K

The average cost of living in Kenema is $763, which is in the top 33% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6187th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 3 in Sierra Leone.

The median after-tax salary is $1430, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 8516th (TOP 92%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Sierra Leone. With an estimated population of 188K, Kenema is the 3rd largest city in Sierra Leone.

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

✈️ Closest airport 1 km Kenema Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 19.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 13437 Eastern Polytechnic
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Prices in Kenema

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
 Cappuccino
$1.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$434
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$603
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$329
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$154
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$99.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$856
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.79
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.55
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.64
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.09
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.03
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$25.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$78.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2358

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