Cost of living in Nigeria

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,230 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,966 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,027 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 680 ₦
12 eggs, large 624 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 749 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,226 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,090 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 749 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 291 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,967 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 400 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 323 ₦
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 283,399 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 216,128 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 20,067 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 274,437 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 267,730 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 19,871 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,797 ₦
40” flat screen TV 170,295 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 42,341 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,430 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 792 ₦
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,638 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,025 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,234 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 24,111 ₦
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,744,320 ₦
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) 1,406 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,417 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,953 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,361 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 854 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,324 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 412 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 335 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,428 ₦
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,045 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,817 ₦
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 19,956 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,672 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,373 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 476 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 248,178 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,814 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 341 ₦

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

  • 1 year rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in expensive area in Ondo costs 7,148 ₦ (2 days ago)
  • 2 liters of whole fat milk in Lagos costs 2.85 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Enugu costs 200,000 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Enugu costs 200 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Enugu costs 500 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Enugu costs 2,500 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Enugu costs 2,000 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Enugu costs 1,000 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Enugu costs 300 ₦ (8 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Enugu costs 900 ₦ (8 days ago)