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