- Cost of Living
- Nigeria
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Nigeria**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 50% | |||
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Food in Nigeria is 50% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 2,482 ₦ (E£ 123) | E£ 139 | - 12% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,930 ₦ (E£ 96) | E£ 68 | + 40% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 989 ₦ (E£ 49) | E£ 39 | + 25% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 807 ₦ (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 184% | |

12 eggs, large | 607 ₦ (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 42% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 648 ₦ (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | + 202% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 2,082 ₦ (E£ 104) | E£ 31 | + 232% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1,139 ₦ (E£ 57) | E£ 25 | + 125% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 830 ₦ (E£ 41) | E£ 7 | + 529% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 346 ₦ (E£ 17) | E£ 21 | - 18% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 2,511 ₦ (E£ 125) | E£ 153 | - 18% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 401 ₦ (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | + 60% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 366 ₦ (E£ 18) | E£ 6 | + 199% | |

Housing | + 60% | |||

Housing in Nigeria is 60% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 319,343 ₦ (E£ 15,878) | E£ 7,978 | + 99% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 197,775 ₦ (E£ 9,834) | E£ 4,777 | + 106% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 27,056 ₦ (E£ 1,345) | E£ 882 | + 52% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 217,594 ₦ (E£ 10,819) | E£ 5,590 | + 94% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 124,903 ₦ (E£ 6,210) | E£ 3,470 | + 79% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 23,350 ₦ (E£ 1,161) | E£ 577 | + 101% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 6,833 ₦ (E£ 340) | E£ 274 | + 24% | |

40” flat screen TV | 128,664 ₦ (E£ 6,397) | E£ 6,244 | + 2% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 37,311 ₦ (E£ 1,855) | E£ 3,113 | - 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 1,700 ₦ (E£ 85) | E£ 87 | - 3% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,391 ₦ (E£ 69) | E£ 94 | - 26% | |

Clothes | - 46% | |||

Clothes in Nigeria is 46% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 6,567 ₦ (E£ 327) | E£ 914 | - 64% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 8,639 ₦ (E£ 430) | E£ 790 | - 46% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 16,854 ₦ (E£ 838) | E£ 1,956 | - 57% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 25,764 ₦ (E£ 1,281) | E£ 1,242 | + 3% | |

Transportation | - 5% | |||

Transportation in Nigeria is 5% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 4,706,360 ₦ (E£ 234,006) | E£ 468,748 | - 50% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 145 ₦ (E£ 7) | E£ 5.19 | + 39% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 9,966 ₦ (E£ 496) | E£ 319 | + 55% | |

Personal Care | + 26% | |||

Personal Care in Nigeria is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,289 ₦ (E£ 64) | E£ 38 | + 68% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 2,226 ₦ (E£ 111) | E£ 80 | + 39% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 7,565 ₦ (E£ 376) | E£ 254 | + 48% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 1,578 ₦ (E£ 78) | E£ 51 | + 53% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 990 ₦ (E£ 49) | E£ 52 | - 5% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 1,562 ₦ (E£ 78) | E£ 47 | + 64% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 440 ₦ (E£ 22) | E£ 20 | + 10% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 434 ₦ (E£ 22) | E£ 20 | + 8% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 1,295 ₦ (E£ 64) | E£ 64 | + 1% | |

Entertainment | - 8% | |||

Entertainment in Nigeria is 8% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 5,974 ₦ (E£ 297) | E£ 336 | - 12% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 3,112 ₦ (E£ 155) | E£ 128 | + 21% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 21,756 ₦ (E£ 1,082) | E£ 700 | + 55% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 16,884 ₦ (E£ 839) | E£ 518 | + 62% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 2,462 ₦ (E£ 122) | E£ 93 | + 32% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 1,630 ₦ (E£ 81) | E£ 38 | + 115% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 502 ₦ (E£ 25) | E£ 55 | - 55% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 241,275 ₦ (E£ 11,996) | E£ 11,085 | + 8% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 33 ₦ (E£ 1.64) | E£ 4.75 | - 65% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 14,558 ₦ (E£ 724) | E£ 729 | - 1% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 427 ₦ (E£ 21) | E£ 34 | - 37% | |

TOTAL | + 16% |

These prices were last updated on July 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.04972
EGP
/
NGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Nigeria**
is
**16% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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