Abuja vs Douala - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Douala
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$549
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1601
🏠 One person rent
$926
$201
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$526
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$249
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$39.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$181
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
36
21
😀 Quality of life
35
38
🏙️ Population
1.24M
2.45M

The cost of living in Abuja is 138% more expensive than in Douala. Cities ranked 3158th and 7921st ($1305 vs $549) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 2nd in Nigeria and Cameroon, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Cameroon comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.3 months in Douala. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Douala ranked 1st in Cameroon, while ranked 7941st and 7487th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abuja Douala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$3.89
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$31.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$0.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$188
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$90.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$326
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$47.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$72.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$43.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
9.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$1457
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$465
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$3.87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$3.51
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$2.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$5.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$4.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$3.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$2.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$5.41
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$2.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$8.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$3.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$29.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$7.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$24.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$48.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$306
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$1632

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Distance City Cost of living
120 km or 74 mi Minna
$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 Douala

Distance City Cost of living
53 km or 33 mi Buea
$346
54 km or 33 mi Limbe
$370
71 km or 44 mi Kumba
$451
108 km or 67 mi Malabo
$715
176 km or 110 mi Bafoussam
$488
182 km or 113 mi Calabar
$655
203 km or 126 mi Yaounde
$723
216 km or 134 mi Bamenda
$387
245 km or 152 mi Bata
$988
285 km or 177 mi Aba
$659
296 km or 184 mi Umuahia
$755
309 km or 192 mi Port Harcourt
$854
336 km or 209 mi Owerri
$1669
361 km or 224 mi Enugu
$938
377 km or 234 mi Awka
$748
400 km or 248 mi Onitsha
$501
408 km or 253 mi Libreville
$612
467 km or 290 mi Warri
$518
518 km or 322 mi Benin
$924
529 km or 328 mi Sao Tome
$792
536 km or 333 mi Trindade
$813
540 km or 335 mi Port-Gentil
$573
563 km or 350 mi Ngaoundere
$426
573 km or 356 mi Owo
$745
608 km or 378 mi Abuja
$1305
612 km or 381 mi Akure
$662
635 km or 395 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
660 km or 410 mi Jos
$780
675 km or 419 mi Berberati
$481
683 km or 425 mi Ife
$774
697 km or 433 mi Bauchi
$567
702 km or 436 mi Osogbo
$548
709 km or 441 mi Minna
$669
712 km or 443 mi Garoua
$459
740 km or 460 mi Ibadan
$941
747 km or 464 mi Lagos
$1417
754 km or 469 mi Ilorin
$753
762 km or 473 mi Kaduna
$649
764 km or 475 mi Oyo
$646
783 km or 486 mi Abeokuta
$1274