Prices in Abuja vs Chennai - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaChennai
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$421
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1017
🏠 One person rent
$649
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$303
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$159
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$59.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$444
🏙️ Population
1.24M
10.3M

The cost of living in Abuja is 140% more expensive than in Chennai. Cities ranked 5370th and 8640th ($1010 vs $421) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 20th in Nigeria and India, respectively. Check Nigeria vs India comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.1 months in Chennai. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Chennai ranked 7th in India, while ranked 8987th and 3850th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Chennai

AbujaChennai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$1.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$13.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$3.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$2.83
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$177
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$109
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$355
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$217
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$31
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$47.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$10.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
9.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$1924
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$714
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$15.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$2.59
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.56
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$0.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$6.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$3.51
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$4.74
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$0.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$9.79
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$3.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$1.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$2.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$2.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$19.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$2.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$2.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$29
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$42.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$54.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$1481

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$570
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$921
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$694
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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
111 km or 69 miTirupati
$282
124 km or 77 miVellore
$277
125 km or 78 miChittoor
$280
138 km or 85 miPondicherry
$299
153 km or 95 miNellore
$374
159 km or 99 miCuddalore
$327
198 km or 123 miMadanapalle
$328
219 km or 136 miKadapa
$336
260 km or 162 miProddatur
$327
269 km or 167 miOngole
$332
279 km or 173 miSalem
$367
282 km or 175 miThanjavur
$263
290 km or 180 miBangalore
$480
304 km or 189 miChirala
$328
305 km or 189 miTiruchirappalli
$309
312 km or 194 miHindupur
$326
328 km or 204 miNandyal
$320
338 km or 210 miAnantapur
$311
339 km or 211 miErode
$300
344 km or 214 miTumkur
$260
353 km or 219 miTenali
$243
354 km or 220 miMachilipatnam
$345
357 km or 222 miGuntur
$277
361 km or 224 miTiruppur
$288
383 km or 238 miVijayawada
$320
388 km or 241 miKurnool
$308
396 km or 246 miDindigul
$391
402 km or 250 miMysore
$311
411 km or 256 miEluru
$342
423 km or 263 miMadurai
$312
428 km or 266 miCoimbatore
$354
428 km or 266 miAdoni
$306
453 km or 282 miNalgonda
$353
462 km or 287 miRajahmundry
$365
463 km or 288 miKhammam
$328
474 km or 294 miMahbubnagar
$328
476 km or 296 miKakinada
$373
482 km or 300 miHospet
$289
494 km or 307 miDavanagere
$263
509 km or 317 miMalappuram
$284