Travel budget in Senegal

Senegal: calculate your travel budget

Senegal: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Senegal for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 738* (405328 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2377* (1305892 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 3709* (2038134 F CFA)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Senegal in 2019

Cost of living: Senegal VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Senegal in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Senegal in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Senegal by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Senegal compared to the national average.

Cities /Senegal View Details
Louga 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Louga
Dakar 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dakar
Koungheul 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Koungheul

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Local prices in Senegal by expense type

Restaurant budget in Senegal

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Senegal costs 48% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.5/person
($ 2.7 to $ 9.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 33)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8/person
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 4.5)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Senegal

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Senegal costs 43% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 38 to $ 45)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 49 to $ 93)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 65 to $ 262)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 130/night
($ 85 to $ 177)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 181/night
($ 150 to $ 224)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 35/month
($ 34 to $ 35)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 90/month
($ 65 to $ 122)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 102/month
($ 82 to $ 126)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 110/month
($ 67 to $ 214)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 218/month
($ 173 to $ 296)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Senegal

On average, the price of supermarket food in Senegal costs 32% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

110% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 16/kg
( $ 16)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 8.4)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.9)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.4/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 6.3)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Senegal

On average, the price of transport in Senegal costs 23% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 21 to $ 28)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.8
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 46/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 98)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Senegal

On average, the cost of housing in Senegal costs 28% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 145/month
($ 78 to $ 229)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 67/month
($ 55 to $ 138)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 531/month
($ 274 to $ 912)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 278/month
($ 183 to $ 457)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1868/month
($ 912 to $ 2733)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 722/month
($ 320 to $ 1277)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 28 to $ 73)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 115/month
($ 93 to $ 274)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3644/yr
($ 2733 to $ 4810)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Senegal

On average, budget for leisure activities in Senegal costs 36% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.1/ticket
($ 4.5 to $ 9.1)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.1/hr
($ 9.1 to $ 9.1)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Senegal

On average, shopping budget in Senegal costs 49% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.2/pack
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 9.1 to $ 71)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 22
($ 15 to $ 38)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 71
($ 38 to $ 109)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 38
($ 20 to $ 55)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Dakar
London → Dakar
London → Dakar
$ 617
(fair price: $ 538)
New York City → Dakar
New York City → Dakar
New York City → Dakar
$ 1187
(fair price: $ 1029)
Manchester → Dakar
Manchester → Dakar
Manchester → Dakar
$ 691
(fair price: $ 582)
Montreal → Dakar
Montreal → Dakar
Montreal → Dakar
$ 1183
(fair price: $ 1004)
Dublin → Dakar
Dublin → Dakar
Dublin → Dakar
$ 543
(fair price: $ 445)

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About the information on the cost of living in Senegal

The information about the cost of living in Senegal shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Senegal updated on 29-10-2019.

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