Can you save money?

Yes. - Apr 2016


Yes. Groceries are the only thing that I would call expensive but with DPO and pouch and consumables you can ship a lot of your staples here. - Aug 2015


I think so, just don't spend too much time at the American stores. It's tempting to go shopping, just as you would at home, but it's going to cost a LOT more money! - Aug 2014


Nope. - Apr 2014


Generally, yes, since there are not many things to spend it on other than overpriced groceries. If you travel outside of Senegal, however, you will pay dearly, as flights are extremely expensive and inconvenient. - Jun 2013


Yes, though it's not the cheapest place. Travel is easy in the region, but it's not cheap. - Mar 2013


Yes. There's not too much to do, so you can splurge once in a while and still put some away. - Oct 2012


Yes, and no. There are not a lot of things to spend money on, but the things you do buy (food, household products, gasoline) are outrageous. - Mar 2012


if you don't go anywhere or do anything, then sure. - Aug 2011


yes - if you have subsidized housing. But its easy to spend here - especially if you have kids. People who ship a lot of stuff from the US were always complaining about money - Jan 2011


Yes. - Feb 2010


Yes. But costs could add up quickly with house help and eating out a lot. - Feb 2010


Yes. - Jan 2010


Not a lot. The cost of living is higher than in DC. - May 2009


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