Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Lagos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,051 (1,405,283 ₦)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,749 (805,573 ₦)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Lagos
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
NGN USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,091 ₦ ($4.54)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,762 ₦ ($17)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,410 ₦ ($10)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,680 ₦ ($3.65)
12 eggs, large 1,202 ₦ ($2.61)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,003 ₦ ($2.18)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,108 ₦ ($11)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,631 ₦ ($3.54)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 936 ₦ ($2.03)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 836 ₦ ($1.82)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,168 ₦ ($13)
2 liters of coca-cola 552 ₦ ($1.20)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 426 ₦ ($0.93)
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Housing Update prices
NGN USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 940,027 ₦ ($2,041)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 232,510 ₦ ($505)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,485 ₦ ($90)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 653,874 ₦ ($1,420)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 340,035 ₦ ($738)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,410 ₦ ($14)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 12,026 ₦ ($26)
40” flat screen tv 79,872 ₦ ($173)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 21,572 ₦ ($47)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,648 ₦ ($3.58)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,273 ₦ ($2.76)
Clothes Update prices
NGN USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 9,437 ₦ ($20)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 12,873 ₦ ($28)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 30,321 ₦ ($66)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 32,124 ₦ ($70)
Transportation Update prices
NGN USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 7,979,040 ₦ ($17,325)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 168 ₦ ($0.36)
Monthly ticket public transport 10,020 ₦ ($22)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 6,655 ₦ ($14)
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Personal Care Update prices
NGN USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 365 ₦ ($0.79)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,872 ₦ ($4.06)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 15,647 ₦ ($34)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,347 ₦ ($5.10)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,253 ₦ ($2.72)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,253 ₦ ($2.72)
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,316 ₦ ($2.86)
Tube of toothpaste 346 ₦ ($0.75)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,629 ₦ ($3.54)
Entertainment Update prices
NGN USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 13,447 ₦ ($29)
2 tickets to the movies 6,467 ₦ ($14)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,332 ₦ ($18)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,865 ₦ ($43)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,405 ₦ ($10)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,372 ₦ ($2.98)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 507 ₦ ($1.10)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 380,322 ₦ ($826)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 ₦ ($0.05)
1 month of gym membership in business district 34,641 ₦ ($75)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 524 ₦ ($1.14)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 163 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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