Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,679 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,140 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,036 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 659 ₦
12 eggs, large 580 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 679 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,015 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,036 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 722 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 288 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,291 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 398 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 313 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 443,553 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 258,806 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 13,702 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 349,636 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 232,789 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 24,006 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 9,526 ₦
40” flat screen TV 187,259 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 45,030 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,416 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 582 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 11,391 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 14,286 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,000 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,273 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,303,850 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 11,188 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,414 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,755 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,148 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 7,111 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,252 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,018 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,304 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 378 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 393 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,799 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,424 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 3,546 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,182 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 21,059 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,866 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,295 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 639 ₦
iPod nano 16GB 85,659 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 19,538 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 358 ₦
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 908 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2017.

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