Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,403 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,174 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,042 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 729 ₦
12 eggs, large 610 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 818 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,431 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,046 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 813 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 353 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,614 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 382 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 328 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 360,361 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 278,248 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 38,174 ₦
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 184,002 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,642 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 9,389 ₦
40” flat screen TV 171,457 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 48,907 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,175 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,101 ₦
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 146 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 10,833 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,890 ₦
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) 13,392 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,442 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,212 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,575 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 460 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 467 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,010 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,205 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,741 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 18,954 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 24,366 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,313 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,451 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 642 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 258,924 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 58 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,524 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 438 ₦
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 777 prices entered by 75 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

Lagos position in our World Ranking

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282nd
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13th
out of 16

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