There has been no cost of living survey specifically for civil servants in West Africa but the following are the latest available figures showing increases in the general cost of living index since the outbreak of war:
Nigeria. 1st April, 1944–161.30.
(A. fall from 173.65 at 1st October, 1943.) Gold Coast. September quarter, 1944–169. Sierra Leone. June, 1944–255.
Gambia. First quarter, 1944–210.
(This represents increase above index of 100 for average prices ruling in 1938.)
Action has since been taken by subsidy to reduce this figure to 183.7.