Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,584 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,996 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,182 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 575 ₦
12 eggs, large 715 ₦
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 349 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 341 ₦
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) 9,417 ₦
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 737 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,855 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 11,833 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 16,167 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 19,621 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,750,000 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 133 ₦
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) 1,130 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,750 ₦
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 309 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 243 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 864 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,434 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,833 ₦
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 Wi-Fi 128GB 206,667 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 23 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,734 ₦
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 125 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2017.

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