Prices in Cotonou

How much will you spend in restaurants and bars? Is eating out expensive in Cotonou? Below you will see our breakdowns and comparisons of prices and expenses in Cotonou.

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Cotonou Food Prices & Restaurant Prices

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On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Cotonou: food prices, Restaurant prices, cost of living, and entertainment costs (The last update: today 20 hours ago)

Currency in Benin to West African CFA franc (XOF CFA). For 10 US dollars you can get 6.24 thousand West African CFA francs. For 100 US dollars you can get 62.4 thousand West African CFA francs. And the other way: For 100 West African CFA francs you can get 0.17 US dollars.


Generally, it is much cheaper in Benin than in United States. Food is 63% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 62%. And in the case of the cost of living in Cotonou, they are lower than the cost in United States about 44%. If we want to use our free time for entertainment or sport, we have to focus on spending more money by 5.5%.

Are hotels expensive in Cotonou? How much will we pay for a room in Cotonou?

The average price of accommodation in Benin is $67 (CFA 41K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $31 (CFA 19K) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $13 (CFA 7.6K). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Benin in $40 (CFA 24K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $45 (CFA 27K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $63 (CFA 38K) in Benin If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $110 (CFA 64K)


Is it expensive in stores in Cotonou? Will I pay a lot for groceries in Cotonou? Below you will find the current price list of food products in Cotonou, such as: bananas, beer, lettuce, rice, or foreign beer (The last update: 4 days ago)

Can you eat cheaply in restaurants in Cotonou? What are the prices in affordable pubs in Cotonou? How much will I have to spend a day when I only eat in fast food in Cotonou?

If we are looking for an inexpensive place to eat, we should pay around 3.4 US dollars. With the lack of time and in order not to spend too much money you can also go to fast food, the cost of the set (sandwich, fries and some soda drink) is more or less 5.1 US dollars. And when we can afford to go out to the restaurant, we'll pay for a three-course meal around 28 US dollars. And if you want to drink a beer or two, you have to pay extra: 2 US dollars (price for 2 bottles) And if you prefer a Coke, Fanta, Sprite or similar carbonated drink, then you have to pay 0.69 US dollars for a small bottle.
Below you will find a full list of prices in Cotonou, among others bananas, beer, lettuce, rice, or foreign beer


And if you plan a trip to a given region of the world, maybe cheaper than in Cotonou will be in nearby countries? See prices in: Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Niger.

Cotonou - comparison of selected prices with prices in United States:

Price fees $100 ($18 - $260)

fees

$100 ($18 - $260)
by half less than in United States

Price internet $50 ($26 - $72)

internet

$50 ($26 - $72)
30% less than in United States

Price jeans pants $17 ($8.5 - $26)

jeans pants

$17 ($8.5 - $26)
64% less than in United States

Price average earnings $230

average earnings

$230
95% less than in United States

Price renting a small apartment in the center $210 ($60 - $510)

renting a small apartment in the center

$210 ($60 - $510)
88% less than in United States

Price renting a large apartment outside the centre $270 ($140 - $430)

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$270 ($140 - $430)
88% less than in United States

Price bread $1.5 ($0.85 - $1.7)

bread

$1.5 ($0.85 - $1.7)
by half less than in United States

Price cheese $3.1 ($1.7 - $8.5)

cheese

$3.1 ($1.7 - $8.5)
75% less than in United States

Price rice $1.4 ($0.85 - $2)

rice

$1.4 ($0.85 - $2)
67% less than in United States

Price tomatoes $1.7 ($0.85 - $2.6)

tomatoes

$1.7 ($0.85 - $2.6)
65% less than in United States

Price bananas $1.2 ($0.51 - $1.7)

bananas

$1.2 ($0.51 - $1.7)
28% less than in United States

Price wine $3.8 ($2.6 - $8.5)

wine

$3.8 ($2.6 - $8.5)
71% less than in United States

Price cheap restaurant $3.4 ($2.6 - $5.1)

cheap restaurant

$3.4 ($2.6 - $5.1)
81% less than in United States

Price local beer $1 ($0.68 - $2.2)

local beer

$1 ($0.68 - $2.2)
80% less than in United States

Price coffee $4.3 ($1.7 - $5.1)

coffee

$4.3 ($1.7 - $5.1)
11% less than in United States

Price bottle of water $0.53 ($0.34 - $1.7)

bottle of water

$0.53 ($0.34 - $1.7)
72% less than in United States

Price mac burger king or similar bar $5.1 ($4.3 - $6)

mac burger king or similar bar

$5.1 ($4.3 - $6)
by half less than in United States

Price cola pepsi sprite mirinda $0.69 ($0.51 - $0.85)

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.69 ($0.51 - $0.85)
71% less than in United States

Food Prices Cotonou

  1. Milk (regular), (1 liter) $1.8 (CFA 1.1K)
  2. A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) $1.5 (CFA 930)
  3. Eggs (regular) (12) $2 (CFA 1.2K)
  4. Local Cheese (1kg) $3.1 (CFA 1.9K)
  5. Water (1.5 liter bottle) $1.1 (CFA 690)
  6. A bottle of wine (Mid-Range) $3.8 (CFA 2.3K)
  7. Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) $0.96 (CFA 580)
  8. Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) $1.7 (CFA 1K)
  9. Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) $1 (CFA 620)
  10. Chicken breasts (skinless and boneless) - (1kg) $4.7 (CFA 2.9K)
  11. Apples (1kg) $3 (CFA 1.8K)
  12. Oranges (1kg) $1.1 (CFA 640)
  13. Potatoes (1kg) $1.4 (CFA 860)
  14. Lettuce (1 head) $0.47 (CFA 280)
  15. Rice (white) (1kg) $1.4 (CFA 850)
  16. Tomato (1kg) $1.7 (CFA 1K)
  17. Bananas (1kg) $1.2 (CFA 720)
  18. Onions (1kg) $1.5 (CFA 890)
  19. Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) $5.7 (CFA 3.4K)

Restaurant Prices Cotonou

  1. Meal in a cheap restaurant $3.4 (CFA 2.1K)
  2. Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $28 (CFA 17K)
  3. McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) $5.1 (CFA 3.1K)
  4. Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) $1 (CFA 620)
  5. Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) $3 (CFA 1.8K)
  6. Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) $0.69 (CFA 420)
  7. Water (0.33 liter bottle) $0.53 (CFA 320)
  8. Cappuccino (regular) $4.3 (CFA 2.6K)

Cost Of Living Cotonou

  1. One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $1.7 (CFA 1K)
  2. Gasoline (1 liter) $0.92 (CFA 560)
  3. Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre $210 (CFA 120K)
  4. Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre $160 (CFA 97K)
  5. Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre $530 (CFA 320K)
  6. Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre $270 (CFA 160K)
  7. Charges (electricity, heating, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartment $100 (CFA 62K)
  8. 1 min. of prepaid mobile local tariff (No discounts or plans) $0.1 (CFA 62)
  9. Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $50 (CFA 30K)
  10. 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) $17 (CFA 10K)
  11. 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,...) $8.5 (CFA 5.2K)
  12. 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) $8.5 (CFA 5.2K)
  13. 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes $47 (CFA 28K)
  14. Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) $24K (CFA 14M)
  15. Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child $210 (CFA 130K)
  16. International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child $5.5K (CFA 3.3M)
  17. Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) $230 (CFA 140K)
  18. Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5%
  19. Taxi starting price (normal tariff) $2.4 (CFA 1.4K)
  20. Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) $4.3 (CFA 2.6K)
  21. Taxi 1 hour waiting (normal tariff) $1.7 (CFA 1K)

Entertainment Costs Cotonou

  1. Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $65 (CFA 39K)
  2. Tennis court rent (1 hour during a weekend) $10 (CFA 6.2K)
  3. Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $3.4 (CFA 2.1K)

What are the different prices in the cities in Benin? Look here: Prices in cities in Benin

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Do you want to learn more about different prices? See the following comparison:

jeans pants

$17 ($8.5 - $26)
64% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$5.1 ($4.3 - $6)
by half less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$3.4 ($2.6 - $5.1)
81% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$210 ($60 - $510)
88% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$270 ($140 - $430)
88% less than in United States

cheese

$3.1 ($1.7 - $8.5)
75% less than in United States