Dakar travel budget

Dakar: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Dakar

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 899* (493598 F CFA)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2054* (1128498 F CFA)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 3617* (1987622 F CFA)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Dakar compared to Senegal in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Dakar in 2019 is 36% less than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Dakar in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Dakar by expense type

Restaurant budget in Dakar

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Dakar is 49% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.1/person
($ 2.7 to $ 5.5)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 33)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.3/person
($ 4.5 to $ 9.1)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.7)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 4.5)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Dakar

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Dakar is 35% cheaper than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 52/night
($ 52 to $ 52)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 41 to $ 89)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 49 to $ 113)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 87 to $ 210)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 277/night
($ 225 to $ 348)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 49/month
($ 47 to $ 52)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 82/month
($ 46 to $ 146)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 144/month
($ 82 to $ 218)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 162/month
($ 45 to $ 514)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 256/month
($ 94 to $ 542)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Dakar

On average, the price of supermarket food in Dakar is 32% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

110% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

85% 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: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 16/kg
( $ 16)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 8.4)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

43% 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)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Dakar

On average, the price of transport in Dakar is 25% cheaper than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 20 to $ 28)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

53% 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)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 16 to $ 112)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Dakar

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

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

110% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 67/month
($ 55 to $ 138)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 489/month
($ 274 to $ 912)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1406
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 256/month
($ 146 to $ 457)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1541/month
($ 912 to $ 2733)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2283
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 711/month
($ 320 to $ 1277)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1784
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: $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3340/yr
($ 2624 to $ 4810)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17521

Leisure activity budget in Dakar

On average, budget for leisure activities in Dakar is 36% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.1/ticket
($ 4.5 to $ 9.1)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
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 Dakar

On average, shopping budget in Dakar is 48% cheaper than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.3/pack
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 20 to $ 38)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 23
($ 15 to $ 38)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 70
($ 47 to $ 93)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 44
($ 28 to $ 55)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

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: $ 1032)
Manchester → Dakar
Manchester → Dakar
Manchester → Dakar
$ 691
(fair price: $ 581)
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 this information on the cost of living in Dakar

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

The information about the cost of living in Dakar was updated on 11-10-2019.

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