Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,786 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,707 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,193 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 712 ₦
12 eggs, large 600 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 871 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,712 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,280 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 821 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 350 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,977 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 490 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 412 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 536,123 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 338,039 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 27,881 ₦
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) 9,047 ₦
40” flat screen TV 112,350 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 26,412 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 922 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,256 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,493 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 11,367 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 17,388 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 22,453 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,400,620 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 12,253 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,801 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,267 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,579 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,766 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,065 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 656 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,105 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 344 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 291 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,076 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,234 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,000 ₦
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 14,329 ₦
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.) 515 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 241,495 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,905 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 375 ₦
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 292 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2018.

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