Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Lagos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,025,505 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 567,503 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Lagos, Nigeria. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,617 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,725 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,097 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 759 ₦
12 eggs, large 718 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 410 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,606 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 866 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 630 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 374 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,187 ₦
2 liters of coca-cola 324 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 350 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 447,673 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 378,648 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 26,396 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 150,984 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 159,422 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 24,691 ₦
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 8,995 ₦
40” flat screen tv 71,135 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 51,513 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,163 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,166 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 15,033 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 19,979 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 27,147 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 42,572 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 7,888,780 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 146 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 16,884 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,077 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,638 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,468 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 8,383 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,429 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,009 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,831 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 297 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 379 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,331 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,046 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 4,284 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15,520 ₦
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 28,915 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,265 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,695 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 460 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 174,871 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 38 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,370 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 424 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 464 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

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