Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,172 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,272 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,117 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 688 ₦
12 eggs, large 652 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 937 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,225 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,084 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 855 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 314 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,451 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 411 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 314 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 215,362 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 124,993 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 22,225 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 300,319 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 121,341 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,642 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 7,753 ₦
40” flat screen TV 171,902 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 47,914 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,175 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 584 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 12,618 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,351 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,248 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 23,390 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,443,460 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 10,369 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,555 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,614 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,166 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 9,229 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,019 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,062 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,503 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 427 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 422 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,497 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,864 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,679 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,183 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 23,382 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,194 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,296 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 668 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 258,924 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,969 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 413 ₦
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 864 prices entered by 79 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2018.

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