Prices in Abuja vs Cape Town - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaCape Town
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$876
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1980
🏠 One person rent
$649
$509
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$891
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$232
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$57.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1114
🏙️ Population
1.24M
434k

The cost of living in Abuja is 15% more expensive than in Cape Town. Cities ranked 5370th and 5725th ($1010 vs $876) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in Nigeria and South Africa, respectively. Check Nigeria vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.3 months in Cape Town. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Cape Town ranked 3rd in South Africa, while ranked 8987th and 2662nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Cape Town

AbujaCape Town
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$5.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$28.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$3.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$2.16
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$588
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$1079
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$709
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$40
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$62.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$46.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
10.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$2263
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$1211
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$38.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$7.96
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$6.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$4.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$6.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$5.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$4.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$3.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$30.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$5.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$27.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$84
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$174
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$3322

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120 km or 74 miMinna
$531
163 km or 101 miKaduna
$716
181 km or 113 miJos
$624
225 km or 140 miZaria
$570
291 km or 181 miEnugu
$921
293 km or 182 miBauchi
$694
296 km or 184 miOwo
$632
297 km or 185 miAdo Ekiti
$695
321 km or 199 miAwka
$633
323 km or 201 miAkure
$648
329 km or 204 miIlorin
$739
331 km or 205 miOnitsha
$516
346 km or 215 miKano
$515
352 km or 219 miOsogbo
$544
357 km or 222 miGusau
$630
367 km or 228 miIfe
$628
368 km or 229 miBenin
$858
392 km or 243 miUmuahia
$664
400 km or 249 miOwerri
$677
414 km or 257 miOyo
$706
434 km or 270 miIbadan
$932
438 km or 272 miKatsina
$628
438 km or 272 miWarri
$617
438 km or 272 miAba
$638
456 km or 283 miBamenda
$543
466 km or 289 miCalabar
$655
482 km or 299 miPort Harcourt
$765
496 km or 308 miMaradi
$895
503 km or 312 miAbeokuta
$648
509 km or 316 miSokoto
$592
513 km or 319 miBafoussam
$571
536 km or 333 miLagos
$1036
537 km or 334 miKumba
$560
552 km or 343 miZinder
$894
562 km or 349 miSave
$587
574 km or 357 miDamaturu
$635
577 km or 358 miBuea
$546
592 km or 368 miLimbe
$521
606 km or 377 miMalabo
$1254
608 km or 378 miDouala
$593

Cities near Cape Town

DistanceCityCost of living
54 km or 33 miPaarl
$911
99 km or 62 miWorcester
$457
371 km or 231 miGeorge
$611
644 km or 400 miUitenhage
$777
662 km or 411 miPort Elizabeth
$685
664 km or 413 miUpington
$745
754 km or 468 miMakhanda
$620
821 km or 510 miKomani
$1347
833 km or 518 miKimberley
$701
845 km or 525 miBhisho
$1023
882 km or 548 miEast London
$815
912 km or 567 miBloemfontein
$609
950 km or 590 miMafeteng
$692
999 km or 621 miMaseru
$646
1002 km or 622 miMthatha
$765
1029 km or 639 miTeyateyaneng
$773
1030 km or 640 miWelkom
$826
1034 km or 643 miMariental
$702
1092 km or 679 miButha-Buthe
$693
1092 km or 679 miKroonstad
$848
1113 km or 692 miKlerksdorp
$862
1135 km or 705 miMmabatho
$766
1155 km or 718 miPotchefstroom
$613
1187 km or 737 miRehoboth
$581
1194 km or 742 miLobatse
$539
1198 km or 745 miKanye
$636
1208 km or 751 miVanderbijlpark
$768
1217 km or 756 miVereeniging
$749
1231 km or 765 miPietermaritzburg
$625
1244 km or 773 miSoweto
$962
1250 km or 777 miRustenburg
$1101
1260 km or 783 miGaborone
$664
1261 km or 783 miMolepolole
$538
1261 km or 784 miJohannesburg
$864
1267 km or 788 miRandburg
$842
1269 km or 789 miWindhoek
$732
1270 km or 789 miSandton
$1019
1271 km or 790 miDurban
$753
1277 km or 794 miGobabis
$911
1279 km or 795 miWalvis Bay
$670