Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,387 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,248 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 939 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 772 ₦
12 eggs, large 621 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 917 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,433 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,167 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 907 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 326 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,762 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 412 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 336 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 334,677 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 243,201 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 33,562 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 231,803 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 159,823 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 27,940 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,569 ₦
40” flat screen TV 169,373 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 50,288 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,889 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,251 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 12,369 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,169 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,268 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 32,980 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,974,860 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 146 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 10,725 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,023 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,726 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,095 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,237 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,326 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,054 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,700 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 486 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 598 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,514 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,048 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,930 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 21,250 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 24,021 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,224 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,569 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 574 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 254,525 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 51 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 19,207 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 453 ₦
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 561 prices entered by 66 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

Lagos position in our World Ranking

the world
265th
out of 346
africa
10th
out of 14

Cheapest and most expensive products in Lagos compared to other cities:

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