Sitting outside of the Eurozone, The Gambia is unaffected by any movements of sterling against the Euro. The Dalasi exchange rate is currently around D73/£1 (correct as of February 2023). Value for money is excellent in resort areas when eating out or purchasing local handicrafts.
Here are some examples of the sorts of prices you can expect to pay for typical holiday items (updated February 2023):
- A regular cup of coffee in a cafe or bar: D70-D130 (around £1-£1.90)
- Local beer in local bar - Anything from D140-D250. 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: Approx D250 per glass to D800 per bottle (around £3.40-£10.90)
- Soft drinks / can of coke D170-D220 (around £2.20-£2.80)
- Diet coke - more expensive D220 - D240 plus (around £3.00-£3.30)
- A 1.5litre bottle of mineral water from a supermarket: Local D60-D180 (around 50p-£1.00) Imported D80-D250 (around £1.10-£3.40)
- Fresh fruit juices D120 (around £1.70)
- A three course meal for two adults: D2500-D4000 (around £35-£55) *not including drinks
- For a quick and easy meal, pizzas range between D450 for a small pizza to D650 for a large pizza (around £6.20 for a small - £9.00 for a large)