Is Dakar Expensive?

Is Dakar expensive to visit?

Dakar is a fairly affordable travel destination with an average daily cost of $62. Compared to the rest of Africa, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in Africa for its travel costs, comparable to places like Tangier and Mombasa.


How expensive is Dakar?

The average cost of traveling to Dakar can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $62 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Dakar here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Dakar?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Dakar will cost around $185 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $371.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Dakar?

On average, a one week trip to Dakar costs about $432 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $865.

Is it expensive to backpack in Dakar?

While Dakar attracts a few backpackers, traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a few hostels around town. The average cost of a hostel in Dakar is $20 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $12 and the most expensive rooms cost around $28. (See hostel prices in Dakar here.)

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Dakar?

Activities and things to do in Dakar can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $14 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $13.

    • Day trip Goree island and Dakar city tour : $160
    • Mamelles Lighthouse and Ngor Island (Walking Tour): $130
    • Private Custom Walking Tour with a Local Guide in Dakar: $31
    • Full Day Private Tour in Dakar: move, eat, act like a local: $110
    • Dakar City Tour and Goree island (from 3 people): $132
    • Half-Day GOREE Island Tour:The Heritage Tour: $130
    • Dakar City Tour and Goree Island: $162
    • Half Day Dakar City Tour: $105

    Is food expensive in Dakar?

    Food in Dakar can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $20 on food per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $19. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    Is transportation expensive in Dakar?

    Local transportation in Dakar can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $5 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $5. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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