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 D68/£1 (correct as of April 2022). 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 March 2021): 

  • A regular cup of coffee in a cafe or bar: D60 (around £1)
  • Local beer in local bar - Anything from D110-D150 (around £1.60 - £2.20). Please note that Julbrew is no longer brewed in The Gambia but imported from Senegal so pricing may vary.
  • A glass of house wine in a cafe or bar: D200-D250 (around £2.90-£3.70)
  • Soft drinks / can of coke  D75-D100 (around £1.10-£1.50)  
  • Diet coke - more expensive D100 - D240 plus (around £1.50-£3.50)
  • A 1.5litre bottle of mineral water from a supermarket: Local D25-D30 (around 36p-44p) Imported D65-D85 (around 95p-£1.25)
  • Fresh fruit juices D100-D250 (aound £1.47-£3.67)
  • A three course meal for two adults: D2500-D3000 (around £37-£45) *not including drinks
  • For a quick and easy meal, pizzas range between D350 for a small pizza to D550 for a large pizza (around £5.15 for a small - £8.00 for a large)