Prices in Abuja vs Dar es Salaam - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaDar es Salaam
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$887
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$2261
🏠 One person rent
$649
$506
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$1052
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$217
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$288
🏙️ Population
1.24M
4.72M

The cost of living in Abuja is 14% more expensive than in Dar es Salaam. Cities ranked 5370th and 5706th ($1010 vs $887) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria and Tanzania, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Tanzania comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 0.3 months in Dar es Salaam. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Dar es Salaam ranked 1st in Tanzania, while ranked 8987th and 6670th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Dar es Salaam

AbujaDar es Salaam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$2.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$18.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.04
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.91
🥤 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
$478
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$1056
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$858
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$63.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$97.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$57
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
19.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$665
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$778
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$11.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$12.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$8.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$5.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$4.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$6.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$1.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$6.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$4.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$65.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$5.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$3.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$31.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$48
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$437
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$4385

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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 Dar es Salaam

DistanceCityCost of living
71 km or 44 miZanzibar
$706
71 km or 44 miStone Town
$551
179 km or 111 miMorogoro
$465
194 km or 120 miTanga
$377
309 km or 192 miMombasa
$648
395 km or 246 miDodoma
$538
409 km or 254 miMalindi
$766
441 km or 274 miMoshi
$506
478 km or 297 miArusha
$583
629 km or 391 miMachakos
$429
671 km or 417 miNairobi
$866
684 km or 425 miMbeya
$543
684 km or 425 miThika
$435
698 km or 434 miMoroni
$568
700 km or 435 miPemba
$1047
774 km or 481 miMzuzu
$748
783 km or 486 miMeru
$498
808 km or 502 miNakuru
$494
836 km or 520 miDomoni
$567
843 km or 524 miMzimba
$778
853 km or 530 miMwanza
$640
864 km or 537 miNacala
$951
899 km or 559 miKisumu
$521
925 km or 575 miNampula
$881
927 km or 576 miEldoret
$593
931 km or 578 miMamoudzou
$1563
938 km or 583 miMonkey Bay
$726
955 km or 594 miMumias
$512
959 km or 596 miMangochi
$777
969 km or 602 miKasama
$567
1000 km or 621 miLilongwe
$895
1007 km or 626 miTororo
$541
1026 km or 637 miNtcheu
$775
1044 km or 648 miMbale
$505
1047 km or 651 miZomba
$734
1049 km or 652 miJinja
$540
1067 km or 663 miRuyigi
$531
1074 km or 667 miEntebbe
$509
1076 km or 668 miRutana
$534
1084 km or 674 miMuyinga
$534