Cost of living in Nigeria

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,937 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,013 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,060 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 711 ₦
12 eggs, large 618 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 755 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,226 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,075 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 789 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 282 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,847 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 389 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 324 ₦
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 306,488 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 293,228 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 14,337 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 294,395 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 275,504 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 18,111 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 6,562 ₦
40” flat screen TV 162,181 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 41,138 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,430 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 717 ₦
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 8,127 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,379 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 18,622 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 24,644 ₦
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,018,700 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 10,237 ₦
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,342 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,860 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,939 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,361 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 814 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,145 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 346 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 337 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,340 ₦
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,327 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,056 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,212 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,163 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,785 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,373 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 485 ₦
iPad Air 2, 64GB 258,951 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,562 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 317 ₦

Map of Cost of Living in Nigeria

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This map shows only the top cities in Nigeria. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Lagos costs 15,000 ₦ (5 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Lagos costs 4,000 ₦ (5 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Ibadan costs 500,000 ₦ (7 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Lagos costs 10,000 ₦ (8 days ago)