Cost of living in Gabon

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Food Price in CFA
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 XAF
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 XAF
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 XAF
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 XAF
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 XAF
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 XAF
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 XAF
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 XAF
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 XAF
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 XAF
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 XAF
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 XAF
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 XAF
1.5 kg Sugar 10 XAF
2 liter cooking oil 20 XAF
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 XAF
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 XAF
1 liter milk 8.50 XAF
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 XAF
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 XAF
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 XAF
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 XAF
House Cleaning fee per day 105 XAF
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 XAF
Original branded Electric Fans 200 XAF
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 XAF
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 XAF
Single bed Blankets 120 XAF
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 XAF
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 XAF
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 XAF
Men's haircut 40 XAF
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 XAF
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 XAF
1 month of gym subscription. 105 XAF
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 XAF
Unisex Loris perfume 30 XAF
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 XAF
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 XAF
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 XAF
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 XAF
Go carting 30mins 120 XAF
Movie House 3d cinema 30 XAF
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 XAF
Photo shoot 120 XAF
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 XAF
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 XAF
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 XAF
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 XAF
Spalding Basketball 200 XAF
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 XAF
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 XAF
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 XAF
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 XAF
1 day rent a car cost 140 XAF
Driver’s license 2300 XAF
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 XAF
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 XAF
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 XAF
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 XAF
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 XAF
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 XAF

The cost of living in Gabon, according to Living Cost is $561, which is 1.31 times less than the world average. Gabon is ranked 154th in the world cost of living. Gabon’s cost of living is 6.56% lower than in the United States.


An apartment in the city center in Gabon costs about  XOF 866 666.67and a 1 bedroom apartment outside of the city center costs about XOF 466 666.67.

Shopping and Groceries

There are several shopping malls, supermarkets, and markets where travelers can shop in Gabon. Some of these include:

  • Carrefour Leon Mba
  • Elegance Gabon
  • ABC Mall
  • Uncle Sam

Transport –getting around in Gabon is relatively easy as there are several transport options to use. These are quite affordable.

Rental Cars- Hiring a car in Gabon is the best way to get around. Gabon has well maintained and paved roads and hiring and driving yourself would be ideal and provides a worthwhile experience.

Buses- busses are also a reliable way to get around in Gabon, especially over long distances, though they also cover shorter distances within cities.

Rail- there are trains available in Gabon that stop at key destinations. They provide convenience to travelers. There are trains between Owendo, and Franceville, and overnight trains between Libreville and Franceville. These make stops at Ndjole, Lope, Booue, Ivindo, Lastoursvile, and Moanda.

Taxis- there are plenty of taxis serving the urban centers of Gabon. Taxi fare varies from place to place and also depends on the distance. Taxis available are mostly shared taxis, and you have to ride with other passengers. Taxi companies include Carrefour IAI and Bombouchine.

Planes- Allegiance Gabon offers domestic flights from Libreville airport to areas including Franceville, Oyem, Port Gentil, Tchibanga, and also to Sao Tome if you intend to fly out.

Water taxis- ferries and boats are available and travel on the Ogooue River to Lambarene and along the Atlantic coast. They offer daily trips between Libreville and Port-Gentil, and port Gentil to Lambarene.

Bills and Utilities: Utilities in Gabon cost about XOF 36 666.67 per month, and Prepaid voice calls 1 min. cost XOF 120 per minute for local calls and unlimited ADSL or internet costs about XOF 30 600 per month.

Note: prices may vary depending on the service providers.