Dakar Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024
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Travel Costs to Dakar

Population 1,100,000
Area 2,500,000
Timezone UTC+0
Currency CFA franc
Airports Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$40.4
1 USD = 604.3700 XOF
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Dakar

Dakar Hotel Seasons

Dakar Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar-
starstarstarstarstar26.00 - 52.00
starstarstarstarstar60.00 - 88.00
starstarstarstarstar136.00 - 182.00
starstarstarstarstar143.00 - 196.00

Dakar Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed9.00 - 15.00

Dakar Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Gorée islandThis small island is known for the House of Slaves Museum and the colonial ruins.
Ferry ride
8.60
House of Slaves MuseumThis modest museum on Gorée island is popular if a bit depressing. A guide might be worthwhile and you'll have plenty of choices.
Adults
0.83

Dakar Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastEat alongside locals for filling meals at great prices.3.97 - 6.62
Budget lunchGo to markets and street places for better deals, though many restaurants are also reasonable budget options.4.96 - 9.10
Budget dinnerPrices at sit-down restaurants in Dakar range greatly, but good cheaper options are there if you look.6.62 - 13.24
Beer (.33l bottle)The local lager is cheap in most places in Dakar, except fancier restaurants and hotels.1.65 - 2.48

Dakar Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center24.82 - 29.78
Bus from airport to city center0.26
Bus ride in Dakar0.25
Minibus ride in Dakar0.25
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When to visit Dakar

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January79640.0
February81630.0
March81640.0
April81640.0
May84680.0
June88730.7
July88753.5
August887510.0
September90755.2
October90751.5
November86730.1
December81660.3

Dakar Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:13am7:21pm
21 Jun6:42am7:41pm
21 Sep6:59am7:07pm
21 Dec7:30am6:46pm

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