Cost of living in Nigeria

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,350 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,113 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 979 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 922 ₦
12 eggs, large 574 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 646 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,189 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,140 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 942 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 321 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,387 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 373 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 375 ₦
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 371,518 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 235,474 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 28,635 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 204,970 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 107,913 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 18,994 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 7,060 ₦
40” flat screen TV 119,290 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 33,500 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,142 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,599 ₦
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 6,845 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,919 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 17,240 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,566 ₦
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,470,950 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 150 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 11,277 ₦
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,712 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,740 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 7,626 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,581 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,106 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,336 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 390 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 478 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,593 ₦
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,427 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,246 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 17,434 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,096 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,655 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,656 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 575 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 178,983 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 62 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,751 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 473 ₦

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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Nigeria

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Akure 229
2nd Abuja 87
3rd Lagos 84
4th Benin City 80

Price 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.

Are you moving to Nigeria? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Ibadan costs 350,000 ₦ (8 days ago)