- Cost of Living
- Nigeria
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 45% | |||
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Food in Nigeria is 45% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 2,569 ₦ (E£ 126) | E£ 146 | - 14% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,930 ₦ (E£ 95) | E£ 71 | + 34% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 998 ₦ (E£ 49) | E£ 39 | + 26% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 823 ₦ (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 185% | |

12 eggs, large | 601 ₦ (E£ 30) | E£ 22 | + 36% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 626 ₦ (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 208% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 2,080 ₦ (E£ 102) | E£ 32 | + 216% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1,148 ₦ (E£ 56) | E£ 26 | + 119% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 822 ₦ (E£ 40) | E£ 6 | + 523% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 338 ₦ (E£ 17) | E£ 21 | - 23% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 2,313 ₦ (E£ 114) | E£ 156 | - 27% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 385 ₦ (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | + 52% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 374 ₦ (E£ 18) | E£ 6 | + 206% | |

Housing | + 57% | |||

Housing in Nigeria is 57% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 337,231 ₦ (E£ 16,559) | E£ 8,151 | + 103% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 265,824 ₦ (E£ 13,053) | E£ 5,100 | + 156% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 27,010 ₦ (E£ 1,326) | E£ 899 | + 48% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 216,517 ₦ (E£ 10,632) | E£ 5,889 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 119,786 ₦ (E£ 5,882) | E£ 3,880 | + 52% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 17,516 ₦ (E£ 860) | E£ 604 | + 42% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 5,493 ₦ (E£ 270) | E£ 251 | + 7% | |

40” flat screen TV | 117,048 ₦ (E£ 5,748) | E£ 6,122 | - 6% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 38,623 ₦ (E£ 1,897) | E£ 2,985 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 1,169 ₦ (E£ 57) | E£ 101 | - 43% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,491 ₦ (E£ 73) | E£ 88 | - 17% | |

Clothes | - 43% | |||

Clothes in Nigeria is 43% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 6,602 ₦ (E£ 324) | E£ 907 | - 64% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 9,445 ₦ (E£ 464) | E£ 790 | - 41% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 16,922 ₦ (E£ 831) | E£ 1,891 | - 56% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 27,551 ₦ (E£ 1,353) | E£ 1,119 | + 21% | |

Transportation | - 5% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 6,199,200 ₦ (E£ 304,404) | E£ 459,253 | - 34% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 152 ₦ (E£ 7) | E£ 5.73 | + 30% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 10,880 ₦ (E£ 534) | E£ 435 | + 23% | |

Personal Care | + 22% | |||

Personal Care in Nigeria is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,672 ₦ (E£ 82) | E£ 37 | + 121% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 1,933 ₦ (E£ 95) | E£ 79 | + 20% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 7,629 ₦ (E£ 375) | E£ 314 | + 19% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 1,414 ₦ (E£ 69) | E£ 51 | + 36% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 1,122 ₦ (E£ 55) | E£ 52 | + 6% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 1,483 ₦ (E£ 73) | E£ 48 | + 53% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 417 ₦ (E£ 20) | E£ 21 | - 1% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 439 ₦ (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 4% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 1,439 ₦ (E£ 71) | E£ 69 | + 3% | |

Entertainment | - 13% | |||

Entertainment in Nigeria is 13% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 5,811 ₦ (E£ 285) | E£ 323 | - 12% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 3,124 ₦ (E£ 153) | E£ 131 | + 17% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 17,434 ₦ (E£ 856) | E£ 693 | + 24% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 16,701 ₦ (E£ 820) | E£ 515 | + 59% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 2,468 ₦ (E£ 121) | E£ 104 | + 16% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 1,457 ₦ (E£ 72) | E£ 41 | + 76% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 519 ₦ (E£ 26) | E£ 56 | - 55% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 231,505 ₦ (E£ 11,368) | E£ 10,206 | + 11% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 28 ₦ (E£ 1.36) | E£ 4.68 | - 71% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 14,746 ₦ (E£ 724) | E£ 831 | - 13% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 453 ₦ (E£ 22) | E£ 36 | - 38% | |

TOTAL | + 13% |

These prices were last updated on October 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.04910
EGP
/
NGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Nigeria**
is
**13% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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