Dakar prices

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$32.20

1000 XOF = 2.02 USD

Dakar hotel prices

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Rating Price (USD)
15.00 - 30.00
41.00 - 63.00
60.00 - 133.00
136.00 - 182.00
212.00 - 260.00


Dakar hostel prices

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Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
12.44 - 16.59



Hotel seasons

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Hotels in Dakar have their high season from November through February, when temperatures are reasonable and there’s almost no rainfall. This is also when all the music and cultural festivals take place. The low season is during the rainy period from June through September.

Dakar is one of Africa’s most-visited cities outside of Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa, and yet it’s still very mysterious.

Cheap hotels are available, but standards for those appear to be rather low, so many travelers will need to pay for 3-star and above places just to feel comfortable.

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Dakar attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Gorée island This small island is known for the House of Slaves Museum and colonial ruins. Ferry ride 10.08
House of Slaves Museum This modest museum on Gorée island is popular if a bit depressing. A guide might be worthwhile and you'll have plenty of choices. Adults 1.01

Dakar transportation prices USD

  Price
Taxi from airport to city center 6.05 - 10.08
Bus from airport to city center 0.50
Bus ride in Dakar 0.30

Dakar food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Eat alongside locals for filling meals at great prices. 2.42 - 6.05
Budget lunch Go to markets and street places for better deals, though many restaurants are also reasonable budget options. 3.63 - 8.06
Budget dinner Prices at sit-down restaurants in Dakar range greatly, but good cheaper options are there if you look. 5.04 - 12.10
Beer (.33l bottle) The local lager is cheap in most places in Dakar, except fancier restaurants and hotels. 1.41 - 2.02

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Dakar facts

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Population 1,100,000
Metro area 2,500,000
Time zone UTC+0
Currency CFA franc
Airports Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR)

Avg temps & precip

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weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Dakar’s location out on the Cap-Vert Peninsula keeps its temperatures more moderate than most other African cities in the region. There’s a short rainy season from early July to mid September that provides nearly all the annual rainfall. Otherwise temperatures are warm most days and mild to warm most nights of the year.

Sunrise and sunset

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Nearby cities

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