Cost of living in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,018 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,912 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,320 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 920 ₦
12 eggs, large 499 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 464 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,115 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,062 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 813 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 284 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,309 ₦
2 liters of Coca-Cola 310 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 306 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 229,223 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 130,275 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 24,010 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 96,835 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 75,284 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 50,346 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 6,615 ₦
40” flat screen TV 142,707 ₦
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 28,475 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,331 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 543 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,716 ₦
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,138 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 13,628 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 22,773 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,986,460 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 134 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 13,553 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,394 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,327 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,248 ₦
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 17,028 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,006 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,149 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,502 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 510 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 354 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,360 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,676 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 2,389 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 36,114 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 20,446 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,283 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,850 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 517 ₦
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 150,000 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 27 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 27,927 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 673 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 65 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2017.

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