Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Lagos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 841,109 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 434,082 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Lagos, Nigeria. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,432 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,804 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 954 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 827 ₦
12 eggs, large 639 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 665 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,590 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 954 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 713 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 265 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,543 ₦
2 liters of coca-cola 350 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 324 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 388,801 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 211,041 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 34,354 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 179,920 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 105,947 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 18,462 ₦
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 9,513 ₦
40” flat screen tv 104,554 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 36,505 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,633 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,294 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 7,138 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 10,571 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,190 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 25,764 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,774,410 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 19,791 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,954 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,232 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,622 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 10,385 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,403 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,228 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,097 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 343 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 482 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,288 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,469 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 4,651 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 22,102 ₦
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,773 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,285 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,857 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 692 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 227,050 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 26 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,256 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 497 ₦
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 488 prices entered by 54 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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