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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Double room in budget hotel: CFA20,000–35,000
  • Bottle of water: CFA1000
  • Bowl of pepe soup: CFA3500
  • Short taxi trip: CFA500
  • Double room in hotel: CFA50,000–90,000
  • Lunch and dinner at restaurants: CFA25,000–35,000
  • San Miguel beer: CFA1500
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in hotel: CFA116,000–400,000
  • Round of golf at the Sofitel Sipopo Le Golf, Malabo: CFA80,000
  • Private tour of Bioko Island: CFA130,000
  • Glass of French wine: CFA3000

The currency is the Central African Franc as used across the region (CFA). It is stable at CFA655 to the euro, and CFA600 to the US dollar.


Tipping is not expected in most restaurants and hotels. However, at those frequented by expats, staff have come to expect a tip. Guides and private drivers also appreciate a tip of around 10%.