Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,686 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,877 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,138 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 603 ₦
12 eggs, large 682 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 965 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,542 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,232 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 723 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 343 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,701 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 426 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 366 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 538,221 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 344,401 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 27,892 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 229,092 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 114,731 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 20,667 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 8,571 ₦
40” flat screen TV 113,269 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,000 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 903 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 737 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,873 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,000 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 17,429 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 21,124 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,214,290 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 6,583 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,837 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 941 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,602 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,250 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,990 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 626 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 979 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 343 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 267 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,007 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,234 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,831 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 4,000 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,454 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,220 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,167 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 513 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 242,500 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 22 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,905 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 342 ₦
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 200 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: February 18, 2018.

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