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Dakar (English pronunciation: /dɑːˈkɑːr, ˈdækər/; French: [da.kaʁ]) is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World and on the African mainland. Its position, on the western edge of Africa, is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port. According to 31 December 2005 official estimates, the city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million people. Dakar is a major administrative center, home to the Senegal National Assembly and the Presidential Palace.

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Facts and Stats for Dakar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dakar

    Know the pollution level of Dakar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 73.21 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.93 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 82.14 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 76.56 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 82.14 (Very High)
  • Dakar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dakar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dakar.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 20 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dakar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 64.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.64 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 91.96 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.85 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.48 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 301.89 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 10.97 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dakar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dakar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.72 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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