Cost of living in Benin City, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Benin City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,284,062 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 779,536 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Benin City
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,799 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,798 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,832 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 381 ₦
12 eggs, large 1,082 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,082 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,000 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,463 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,730 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 391 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,489 ₦
2 liters of coca-cola 417 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 600 ₦
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 700,000 ₦
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 11,079 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 374,781 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 224,869 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 7,198 ₦
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 10,381 ₦
40” flat screen tv 109,110 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 34,225 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,510 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,500 ₦
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 4,698 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,650 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,349 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 13,412 ₦
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 14,912,400 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 216 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 20,000 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,875 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,450 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,183 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 887 ₦
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 -
Entertainment Update prices
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) 50,000 ₦
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 9,004 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 326 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 34 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 01, 2022

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