Low living costs make your money last longer in Gambia

On the whole prices of everyday products are cheaper than in Europe, but some items, particularly imported supermarket products, can be higher.

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If you are planning to buy a property in The Gambia you may ask yourself how much do things cost in UK British pounds, Euros, Dollars or even in Dalasis? On the whole prices of everyday products are cheaper than in Europe, but some items, particularly imported supermarket products, can be higher. In this guide, we will explain the cost of living in The Gambia.

Below are prices and ranges in UK Pounds for goods and services in Greater Banjul.

Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant – 1.80
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course – 17.09
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) – 2.23
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) – 0.93
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) – 1.19
Cappuccino (regular) – 1.24
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) – 0.67
Water (0.33 liter bottle) – 0.30

Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter) – 0.90
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) – 0.11
Rice (white), (1kg) – 0.37
Eggs (regular) (12) – 1.33
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) – 1.73
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) – 2.87
Apples (1kg) – 1.83
Banana (1kg) – 1.39
Oranges (1kg) – 1.64
Tomato (1kg) – 0.69
Potato (1kg) – 0.74
Onion (1kg) – 0.74
Lettuce (1 head) – 0.35
Water (1.5 liter bottle) – 0.29
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) – 0.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) – 1.09
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) – 1.34
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) – 1.11

cost of living in Gambia

Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) – 0.12
Taxi 1 km (Normal Tariff) – 0.30
Taxi 1h our Waiting (Normal Tariff) – 5.05
Gasoline (1 liter) – 0.76

Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment – 32.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) – 0.04
Internet (Unlimited Data, ADSL, 4G) – 50.00

Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult – 15.61
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) – 5.20

Childcare
Preschool, Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child – 39.64
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child – 260.13

Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) – 6.41
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store – 10.41
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) – 41.62
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes – 31.22

These data are based on 215 entries in the past 18 months from 20 different contributors in the Gambia. Last update: December 2019
Some prices can be lower or higher depending on location, type of establishment or if goods are imported or not.

For latest available price comparisoms visit Numbeo

If you are living in your own house and own a car then you can have a good standard of living for about £100 per week. This figure can be lower or higher depending on your lifestyle, how much you like to go out, services provided, maintenance etc.

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