Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Lagos - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiLagos
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1036
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2825
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$615
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1635
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$242
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$220
🏙️ Population
1M
21.3M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 68% more expensive than in Lagos. Cities ranked 1730th and 5312th ($1741 vs $1036) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Nigeria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.2 months in Lagos. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Lagos ranked 1st in Nigeria, while ranked 257th and 8612th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Lagos

Abu DhabiLagos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$1.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$0.77
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$706
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$521
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2233
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1404
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$15.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$23.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$41.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
17.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$918
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$328
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$4.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$7.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$0.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$38.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$6.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$20.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.13
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$19.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$94.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1633

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
170 km or 105 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
237 km or 147 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
300 km or 187 miDoha
$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
$1668
356 km or 221 miBandar Abbas
$453
365 km or 227 miNizwa
$787
395 km or 246 miSeeb
$1106
425 km or 264 miRiffa
$1077
427 km or 265 miManama
$1284
428 km or 266 miIsa Town
$1141
439 km or 273 miMuscat
$1034
454 km or 282 miJahrom
$442
468 km or 291 miDhahran
$840
481 km or 299 miDammam
$955
486 km or 302 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
501 km or 311 miFasa
$441
514 km or 320 miQatif
$651
548 km or 341 miJubail
$888
568 km or 353 miSirjan
$445
575 km or 357 miJiroft
$440
599 km or 372 miShiraz
$420
610 km or 379 miBushehr
$412
617 km or 384 miBorazjan
$441
620 km or 385 miMarvdasht
$443
632 km or 392 miKazerun
$441
637 km or 396 miChabahar
$440
649 km or 404 miBam
$442
678 km or 421 miRafsanjan
$441
698 km or 434 miKerman
$429
701 km or 435 miIranshahr
$374
741 km or 460 miYasuj
$569
775 km or 481 miRiyadh
$942
790 km or 491 miAl Wafrah
$1074
792 km or 492 miBehbahan
$442

Cities near Lagos

DistanceCityCost of living
78 km or 48 miAbeokuta
$648
87 km or 54 miPorto-Novo
$619
109 km or 68 miCotonou
$674
120 km or 74 miIbadan
$932
165 km or 102 miOyo
$706
171 km or 106 miIfe
$628
176 km or 109 miAbomey
$586
195 km or 121 miOsogbo
$544
203 km or 126 miSave
$587
217 km or 135 miAkure
$648
239 km or 148 miAdo Ekiti
$695
243 km or 151 miLome
$650
245 km or 152 miBenin
$858
254 km or 158 miOwo
$632
261 km or 162 miIlorin
$739
278 km or 173 miAtakpame
$601
280 km or 174 miWarri
$617
310 km or 193 miKpalime
$602
324 km or 201 miHo
$632
332 km or 206 miHohoe
$656
355 km or 221 miSotouboua
$601
375 km or 233 miOnitsha
$516
376 km or 234 miSokode
$601
388 km or 241 miTema
$875
389 km or 242 miAshaiman
$457
406 km or 252 miAwka
$633
407 km or 253 miKoforidua
$672
408 km or 253 miAccra
$856
416 km or 258 miOwerri
$677
422 km or 262 miKara
$571
441 km or 274 miPort Harcourt
$765
452 km or 281 miEnugu
$921
463 km or 288 miUmuahia
$664
463 km or 288 miAba
$638
495 km or 307 miMinna
$531
536 km or 333 miAbuja
$1010
555 km or 345 miKumasi
$597
562 km or 350 miObuasi
$634
570 km or 354 miCalabar
$655
572 km or 356 miTamale
$496