Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Abuja

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,056,880 ₦
Single person estimated monthly costs: 713,426 ₦
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List of prices in Abuja, Nigeria. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,124 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,637 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,308 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 687 ₦
12 eggs, large 635 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 900 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,608 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,360 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 892 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 364 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,149 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 382 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 381 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 679,746 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 466,458 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 23,439 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 482,073 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 239,315 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 23,067 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,879 ₦
40” flat screen TV 111,986 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 29,267 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 951 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,482 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,866 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,171 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 18,125 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,435 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,953,950 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 151 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 12,386 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,767 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,314 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,038 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,366 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,710 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 716 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,104 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 401 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 447 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,210 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,860 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,404 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 7,085 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,667 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,614 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,110 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 537 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 172,546 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 22 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 20,120 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 347 ₦
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 295 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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