Abuja vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Edinburgh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$1695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$3835
🏠 One person rent
$926
$1001
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$413
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$2793
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
36
89
😀 Quality of life
35
93
🏙️ Population
1.24M
488K

The cost of living in Abuja is 23% less expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 3158th and 2213th ($1305 vs $1695) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 37th 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 1.6 months in Edinburgh. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Edinburgh ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 7941st and 37th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Edinburgh

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Abuja Edinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$58.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$5.74
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$2.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$1080
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$797
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$2059
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$1120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$4964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$3800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$6.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$9.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$961
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$14721

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$669
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$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 Edinburgh

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
21 km or 13 mi Livingston
$1378
21 km or 13 mi Dunfermline
$1384
42 km or 26 mi Alloa
$1497
49 km or 30 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
49 km or 31 mi Stirling
$1282
52 km or 32 mi Perth
$1553
56 km or 35 mi Hamilton
$1497
59 km or 37 mi Dundee
$1157
65 km or 40 mi East Kilbride
$1500
66 km or 41 mi Glasgow
$1533
78 km or 48 mi Paisley
$1498
89 km or 56 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
98 km or 61 mi Greenock
$1198
99 km or 61 mi Irvine
$1496
102 km or 63 mi Dumfries
$1200
105 km or 65 mi Ayr
$955
120 km or 74 mi Carlisle
$1273
147 km or 91 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
149 km or 93 mi Aberdeen
$1302
150 km or 93 mi Gateshead
$1498
153 km or 95 mi Tynemouth
$1496
153 km or 95 mi Jarrow
$1496
154 km or 96 mi South Shields
$1502
158 km or 98 mi Washington
$1495
158 km or 98 mi Whitehaven
$1461
164 km or 102 mi Sunderland
$1321
166 km or 103 mi Durham
$1372
173 km or 107 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
182 km or 113 mi Inverness
$1406
189 km or 117 mi Hartlepool
$1402
189 km or 117 mi Elgin
$1409
190 km or 118 mi Darlington
$1211
194 km or 121 mi Stockton-on-Tees
$1300
197 km or 123 mi Middlesbrough
$1281
211 km or 131 mi Morecambe
$1408
212 km or 132 mi Bangor
$1128
213 km or 132 mi Lancaster
$1424
216 km or 134 mi Douglas
$1482
224 km or 139 mi Newtownabbey
$1498