Cost of living in Kano, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Kano

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 534,104 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 271,656 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Kano, Nigeria. Current as of May 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 537 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,332 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 461 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 433 ₦
12 eggs, large 446 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 362 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 324 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 720 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 578 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,500 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola 264 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 242 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 228,347 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 104,227 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 16,006 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 8,126 ₦
40” flat screen tv 60,622 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,500 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 450 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 4,978 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 25,220 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,461 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 23,000 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,420,040 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 136 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 11,002 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 500 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,600 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 200 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 625 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 120 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 230 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,080 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,000 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,000 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,000 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 500 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 250 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,000 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 300 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 36 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 19, 2020

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