Abuja vs Bamako - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Bamako
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$549
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1347
🏠 One person rent
$926
$242
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$441
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$190
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$63.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$337
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
36
21
😀 Quality of life
35
26
🏙️ Population
1.24M
2.01M

The cost of living in Abuja is 138% more expensive than in Bamako. Cities ranked 3158th and 7930th ($1305 vs $549) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Nigeria and Mali, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Mali comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.6 months in Bamako. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Bamako ranked 1st in Mali, while ranked 7941st and 8821st among best cities to live in the world.

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Abuja Bamako
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$2.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$17.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$4.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$238
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$156
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$514
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$313
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$34.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$53.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$35.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
11.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$1468
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$819
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$16.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$6.17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$6.24
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$4.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$6.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$7.43
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$2.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$3.07
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$23.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$4.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$4.18
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$29.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$110
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$3745

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$669
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$649
181 km or 113 mi Jos
$780
225 km or 140 mi Zaria
$543
291 km or 181 mi Enugu
$938
293 km or 182 mi Bauchi
$567
296 km or 184 mi Owo
$745
297 km or 185 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
321 km or 199 mi Awka
$748
323 km or 201 mi Akure
$662
329 km or 204 mi Ilorin
$753
331 km or 205 mi Onitsha
$501
346 km or 215 mi Kano
$550
352 km or 219 mi Osogbo
$548
357 km or 222 mi Gusau
$754
367 km or 228 mi Ife
$774
368 km or 229 mi Benin
$924
392 km or 243 mi Umuahia
$755
400 km or 249 mi Owerri
$1669
414 km or 257 mi Oyo
$646
434 km or 270 mi Ibadan
$941
438 km or 272 mi Katsina
$712
438 km or 272 mi Warri
$518
438 km or 272 mi Aba
$659
456 km or 283 mi Bamenda
$387
466 km or 289 mi Calabar
$655
482 km or 299 mi Port Harcourt
$854
496 km or 308 mi Maradi
$865
503 km or 312 mi Abeokuta
$1274
509 km or 316 mi Sokoto
$638
513 km or 319 mi Bafoussam
$488
536 km or 333 mi Lagos
$1417
537 km or 334 mi Kumba
$451
552 km or 343 mi Zinder
$867
562 km or 349 mi Save
$559
574 km or 357 mi Damaturu
$725
577 km or 358 mi Buea
$346
592 km or 368 mi Limbe
$370
606 km or 377 mi Malabo
$715
608 km or 378 mi Douala
$549

Cities near Bamako

Distance City Cost of living
52 km or 32 mi Koulikoro
$485
116 km or 72 mi Banamba
$486
147 km or 92 mi Bougouni
$487
207 km or 129 mi Segou
$487
237 km or 147 mi Markala
$486
289 km or 180 mi Kankan
$860
293 km or 182 mi Sikasso
$495
435 km or 270 mi Bobo-Dioulasso
$671
438 km or 272 mi Korhogo
$778
448 km or 278 mi Nouna
$592
492 km or 305 mi Dedougou
$593
510 km or 317 mi Gueckedou
$862
512 km or 318 mi Mamou
$856
552 km or 343 mi Nzerekore
$867
566 km or 352 mi Yekepa
$483
593 km or 368 mi Sanniquellie
$483
612 km or 381 mi Koudougou
$566
613 km or 381 mi Ouahigouya
$593
634 km or 394 mi Kenema
$763
640 km or 398 mi Bouake
$805
652 km or 405 mi Forecariah
$834
663 km or 412 mi Bo
$770
664 km or 412 mi Leo
$592
702 km or 436 mi Ouagadougou
$701
713 km or 443 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
714 km or 444 mi Boffa
$833
715 km or 444 mi Conakry
$983
726 km or 451 mi Bafata
$557
728 km or 452 mi Kakata
$483
736 km or 458 mi Freetown
$739
754 km or 469 mi Kolda
$903
759 km or 471 mi Gagnoa
$775
761 km or 473 mi Manga
$593
769 km or 478 mi Monrovia
$525
810 km or 504 mi Divo
$772
822 km or 511 mi Abengourou
$766
831 km or 516 mi Bissau
$631
854 km or 530 mi Agboville
$767
856 km or 532 mi Greenville
$483
858 km or 533 mi Tamale
$508