Cost of living in Benin City, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,500 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,200 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 720 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 124 ₦
12 eggs, large 1,500 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 300 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 200 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 300 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,500 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 303 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,200 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 300 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 600 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 235,062 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 500,000 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 8,086 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 389,782 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 233,869 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,882 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,807 ₦
40” flat screen TV 124,087 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 28,387 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 747 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,237 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,441 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,677 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 16,645 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,338,690 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 127 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 20,000 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,015 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,456 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,000 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,959 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 801 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,178 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 570 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 486 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 500 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,000 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,233 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 23,721 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 16,000 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,000 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,000 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 396 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 140,000 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 22 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 8,882 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 326 ₦
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 12 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 08, 2018.

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