Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Abuja

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 882,400 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 520,057 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Abuja
Current as of Dec 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,742 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,082 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,307 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 644 ₦
12 eggs, large 759 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 924 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,752 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,265 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 888 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 366 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,105 ₦
2 liters of coca-cola 313 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 396 ₦
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 502,685 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 245,782 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,542 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 473,181 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 252,588 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 21,251 ₦
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 6,160 ₦
40” flat screen tv 131,302 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 32,249 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 974 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,247 ₦
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 6,994 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 13,225 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,911 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,082 ₦
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,405,370 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 153 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 12,386 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,301 ₦
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,256 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,268 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 6,087 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,625 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 769 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,212 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 451 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 439 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,298 ₦
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,860 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,633 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,439 ₦
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 17,267 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,750 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,232 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 537 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 192,262 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 22 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,652 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 354 ₦
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 56 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2021

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