How much do things cost?

Holidays in The Gambia are very competitively priced compared to other destinations.

Sitting outside of the Eurozone The Gambia is unaffected by any movements of sterling against the Euro. The Dalasi exchange rate is currently around D62/£1 (correct as of March 2019). Value for money is excellent in resort areas when eating out or purchasing local handicrafts.

Simon Galloway

Here are some examples of the sorts of prices you can expect to pay for typical holiday items (updated February 2019): 

  • A cup of coffee in a cafe or bar: D90 (around £1.40)
  • Julbrew local beer in local bar - Anything from D60-D125 (around 90p - £1.89). *Supermarket D53 (around 80p). Hotels D120 - D180 (around £1.82 - £2.72)
  • A glass of house wine in a cafe or bar: D125 (around £2.20)
  • Soft drinks / can of coke  D60 - D75 (around 90p - £1.13)   *supermarkets D25 - D45 (around 40p - 70p)
  • Diet coke - more expensive D120 plus (around £1.82+)
  • A 1.5litre bottle of mineral water from a supermarket: D75 (around £1.13)
  • Fresh Fruit juices D175 - D250 (aound £2.65 - £3.78)
  • A three course meal for two adults: D2000 (around £35) *not including drinks