Cost of living in Abuja, Nigeria

List of prices in Abuja, Nigeria. Current as of Jul 2019.

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Food [Edit]
NGN USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,130 ₦ ($5.92)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,395 ₦ ($3.88)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,163 ₦ ($3.23)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 799 ₦ ($2.22)
12 eggs, large 582 ₦ ($1.62)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 922 ₦ ($2.56)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,707 ₦ ($4.74)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,389 ₦ ($3.86)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 892 ₦ ($2.48)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 354 ₦ ($0.98)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,330 ₦ ($6)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 411 ₦ ($1.14)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 422 ₦ ($1.17)
Housing [Edit]
NGN USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 730,517 ₦ ($2,029)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 378,546 ₦ ($1,052)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 28,221 ₦ ($78)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 329,438 ₦ ($915)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 218,801 ₦ ($608)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 23,067 ₦ ($64)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,866 ₦ ($16)
40” flat screen TV 114,707 ₦ ($319)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 29,197 ₦ ($81)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,006 ₦ ($2.79)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,855 ₦ ($8)
Clothes [Edit]
NGN USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,830 ₦ ($16)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 11,097 ₦ ($31)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 17,237 ₦ ($48)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 25,447 ₦ ($71)
Transportation [Edit]
NGN USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,400,620 ₦ ($12,224)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 150 ₦ ($0.42)
Monthly ticket public transport 12,572 ₦ ($35)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,796 ₦ ($8)
Personal Care [Edit]
NGN USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,330 ₦ ($3.69)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,411 ₦ ($7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 7,454 ₦ ($21)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,059 ₦ ($5.72)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 690 ₦ ($1.92)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,078 ₦ ($2.99)
4 rolls of toilet paper 381 ₦ ($1.06)
Tube of toothpaste 441 ₦ ($1.23)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,318 ₦ ($3.66)
Entertainment [Edit]
NGN USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,963 ₦ ($22)
2 tickets to the movies 3,463 ₦ ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,439 ₦ ($23)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,681 ₦ ($44)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,539 ₦ ($7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,123 ₦ ($3.12)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 557 ₦ ($1.55)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 187,844 ₦ ($522)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 21 ₦ ($0.06)
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,963 ₦ ($53)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 364 ₦ ($1.01)
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 229 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: July 21, 2019

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