Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

List of prices in Lagos, Nigeria. Current as of Feb 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,869 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,230 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 854 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 822 ₦
12 eggs, large 612 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 717 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,808 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,261 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,053 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 305 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,327 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 343 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 347 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 415,979 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 188,454 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 38,707 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 177,433 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 80,924 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 18,362 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,120 ₦
40” flat screen TV 135,305 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 40,784 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,052 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,392 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 9,701 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,443 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,263 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 33,367 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,712,190 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 12,258 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,418 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,665 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,612 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,088 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,368 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,095 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,568 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 406 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 422 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,460 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,578 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,935 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 19,161 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 20,275 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,648 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,744 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 602 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 227,050 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 43 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,259 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 496 ₦
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 556 prices entered by 57 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2019.

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