Abuja vs Birmingham - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Birmingham
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$1627
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$4068
🏠 One person rent
$926
$941
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$1695
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$382
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$152
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$2753
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
36
96
😀 Quality of life
35
94
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.14M

The cost of living in Abuja is 20% less expensive than in Birmingham. Cities ranked 3158th and 2385th ($1305 vs $1627) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 47th in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check Nigeria vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 1.7 months in Birmingham. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Birmingham ranked 3rd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 7941st and 26th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Birmingham

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Abuja Birmingham
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$10.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$44.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$6.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$4.93
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$1.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$823
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$715
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$1995
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$1244
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$173
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$270
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$31.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
2.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$7536
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$4264
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$2.9
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$66.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$13.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$2.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$7.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$6.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$9.27
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.31
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$13.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$9.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$4.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$3.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$26.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$122
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$78.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$85.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$1114
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$17083

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$669
163 km or 101 mi Kaduna
$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 Birmingham

Distance City Cost of living
4.7 km or 2.9 mi Smethwick
$1492
6.8 km or 4.2 mi West Bromwich
$1494
11 km or 6.6 mi Halesowen
$1501
12 km or 7.2 mi Solihull
$1464
12 km or 7.6 mi Walsall
$1464
14 km or 8.7 mi Dudley
$1368
14 km or 8.7 mi Aldridge
$1494
15 km or 9.6 mi Willenhall
$1492
17 km or 10 mi Stourbridge
$1326
19 km or 12 mi Wolverhampton
$1477
19 km or 12 mi Bromsgrove
$1498
20 km or 12 mi Redditch
$1484
22 km or 14 mi Tamworth
$1503
25 km or 15 mi Cannock
$1497
26 km or 16 mi Kidderminster
$1493
27 km or 17 mi Coventry
$1521
30 km or 19 mi Nuneaton
$1240
31 km or 19 mi Warwick
$1465
32 km or 20 mi Leamington Spa
$1627
35 km or 22 mi Stratford-upon-Avon
$1778
37 km or 23 mi Hinckley
$1503
39 km or 24 mi Worcester
$1562
39 km or 24 mi Stafford
$1290
40 km or 25 mi Burton upon Trent
$1482
43 km or 27 mi Telford
$1254
45 km or 28 mi Rugby
$1604
55 km or 34 mi Leicester
$1421
57 km or 35 mi Derby
$1359
57 km or 35 mi Loughborough
$1497
60 km or 37 mi Banbury
$1558
61 km or 38 mi Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
63 km or 39 mi Shrewsbury
$1272
63 km or 39 mi Newcastle-under-Lyme
$1314
66 km or 41 mi Cheltenham
$1469
66 km or 41 mi Market Harborough
$1493
70 km or 44 mi Leek
$1497
72 km or 45 mi Gloucester
$1346
73 km or 45 mi Hereford
$1331
73 km or 46 mi Nottingham
$1401
73 km or 46 mi Northampton
$1529