Dakar prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$32.77   
1000 XOF = 2.05 USD
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Dakar hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
12.44 - 16.59
star
15.00 - 30.00
starstar
41.00 - 63.00
starstarstar
60.00 - 133.00
starstarstarstar
136.00 - 182.00
starstarstarstarstar
212.00 - 260.00


hotel seasons

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.


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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 10.26
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 1.03

Dakar Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center 6.15 - 10.26
Bus from airport to city center 0.51
Bus ride in Dakar 0.31

Dakar food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast Eat alongside locals for filling meals at great prices. 2.46 - 6.15
Budget lunch Go to markets and street places for better deals, though many restaurants are also reasonable budget options. 3.69 - 8.21
Budget dinner Prices at sit-down restaurants in Dakar range greatly, but good cheaper options are there if you look. 5.13 - 12.31
Beer (.33l bottle) The local lager is cheap in most places in Dakar, except fancier restaurants and hotels. 1.44 - 2.05

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Dakar facts

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

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 79 64 0.0
Feb 81 63 0.0
Mar 81 64 0.0
Apr 81 64 0.0
May 84 68 0.0
Jun 88 73 0.7
Jul 88 75 3.5
Aug 88 75 10.0
Sep 90 75 5.2
Oct 90 75 1.5
Nov 86 73 0.1
Dec 81 66 0.3

Weather 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

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 7:13am 7:21pm
21 Jun 6:42am 7:41pm
21 Sep 6:59am 7:07pm
21 Dec 7:30am 6:46pm

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