Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,753 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,019 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,182 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 575 ₦
12 eggs, large 693 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,022 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,015 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,076 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 691 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 312 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,709 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 307 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 340 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 624,401 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 308,230 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 27,113 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 233,248 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 128,258 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 35,637 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 11,495 ₦
40” flat screen TV 113,727 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 29,885 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,101 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 546 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 8,677 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 13,350 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 17,604 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,330 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,343,510 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 128 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 4,653 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,458 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,006 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,952 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,653 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 559 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 511 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 307 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 530 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 841 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,434 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,944 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,063 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,529 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,963 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,169 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 372 ₦
iPad Air 2, 64GB 210,000 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 23 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,812 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 342 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 123 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2017.

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