Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,314 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,103 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 882 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 743 ₦
12 eggs, large 642 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 712 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,844 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,241 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 919 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 321 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,380 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 345 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 350 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 409,093 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 195,999 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 24,791 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 195,883 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 115,586 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 18,156 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,252 ₦
40” flat screen TV 164,035 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 43,516 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,019 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,251 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 11,500 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,965 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,638 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 32,206 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,438,080 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 152 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 10,728 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,565 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,665 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,807 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,243 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,242 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,092 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,559 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 397 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 458 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,596 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,748 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,288 ₦
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 21,795 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,643 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,567 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 614 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 240,823 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,560 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 452 ₦
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 585 prices entered by 63 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

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