Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

List of prices in Lagos, Nigeria. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
NGN USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,902 ₦ ($8)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,115 ₦ ($5.80)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 820 ₦ ($2.25)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 758 ₦ ($2.08)
12 eggs, large 611 ₦ ($1.68)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 715 ₦ ($1.96)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,603 ₦ ($4.40)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,268 ₦ ($3.48)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,015 ₦ ($2.78)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 305 ₦ ($0.84)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,359 ₦ ($6)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 330 ₦ ($0.90)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 340 ₦ ($0.93)
Housing [Edit]
NGN USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 466,382 ₦ ($1,280)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 187,577 ₦ ($515)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 36,308 ₦ ($100)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 185,139 ₦ ($508)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 91,703 ₦ ($252)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 21,607 ₦ ($59)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 11,198 ₦ ($31)
40” flat screen TV 135,305 ₦ ($371)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 40,198 ₦ ($110)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,052 ₦ ($5.63)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,251 ₦ ($3.43)
Clothes [Edit]
NGN USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 11,594 ₦ ($32)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 8,488 ₦ ($23)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 25,787 ₦ ($71)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 36,170 ₦ ($99)
Transportation [Edit]
NGN USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,712,190 ₦ ($10,184)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 145 ₦ ($0.40)
Monthly ticket public transport 10,728 ₦ ($29)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,310 ₦ ($12)
Personal Care [Edit]
NGN USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,665 ₦ ($4.57)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,612 ₦ ($7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,080 ₦ ($30)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,242 ₦ ($3.41)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,110 ₦ ($3.04)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,559 ₦ ($4.28)
4 rolls of toilet paper 387 ₦ ($1.06)
Tube of toothpaste 427 ₦ ($1.17)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,528 ₦ ($7)
Entertainment [Edit]
NGN USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,166 ₦ ($20)
2 tickets to the movies 3,064 ₦ ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 19,161 ₦ ($53)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,005 ₦ ($52)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,532 ₦ ($7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,567 ₦ ($4.30)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 642 ₦ ($1.76)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 225,211 ₦ ($618)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 ₦ ($0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,865 ₦ ($44)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 472 ₦ ($1.29)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 642 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2018.

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