Cost of living in Equatorial Guinea

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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

Cost of living here is realatively very cheap. Renting a one bedroom flat in the city here, costs  clothing, transportation, leisure are again about $180USD per month. This adds up to a total of a $380USD budget, which can be greatly reduced by choosing to stay in a hostel provided for students. The average budget in USD in Equatorial Guinea is as following:

  • $300USD per month for a single person;
  • $800USD per month for a couple;
  • $1200USD per month for a family with two children will do.


People here tend to spend their money in restaurants and Equatoguinean restaurants offer good food for reasonable prices. Still, if you do not earn much, these offers may not be considered cheap. Restaurants frequently offer drinks that are low priced, usually between $2.50USD ore even less.


The cost of living in Equatorial Guinea can be more affordable if do not eat out, but buying groceries and cooking at your own hostel than shopping at the local markets is even cheaper. Markets offer lower prices for domestic food, while the imported food may be a bit pricey.


If you are in Equatorial Guinea, you’ll definitely need to travel around the country or in your city, either by bus, train, taxi or car. The great thing is that the transportation rates are quite affordable and public transport functions very well, considering the fact that the country has a well-developed road network.

Here is what you should expect;

Monthly Utilities

Besides paying for your rentals, the utilities are also necessary to be paid. The price of utilities can stagger around $180USD per month might not be considered too high.