Prices in Abuja vs Essen - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaEssen
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$1272
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$3156
🏠 One person rent
$649
$585
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$1017
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$392
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$158
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$2114
🏙️ Population
1.24M
583k

The cost of living in Abuja is 21% less expensive than in Essen. Cities ranked 5370th and 3304th ($1010 vs $1272) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 54th in Nigeria and Germany, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.7 months in Essen. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Essen ranked 9th in Germany, while ranked 8987th and 40th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Essen

AbujaEssen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$46.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$8.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$3.84
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$3.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$545
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$997
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$749
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
2.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$2405
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$2177
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$3.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$79.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$23.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$1.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$9.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$8.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$2.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.66
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$5.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$7.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$2.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$26.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$87.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$87.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$84.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$350
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$11581

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DistanceCityCost of living
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 Essen

DistanceCityCost of living
9.5 km or 5.9 miGelsenkirchen
$1088
9.6 km or 6 miMulheim
$1243
10 km or 6.3 miBottrop
$1192
11 km or 7.1 miOberhausen
$1118
12 km or 7.8 miVelbert
$1232
13 km or 8.3 miHattingen
$1229
14 km or 8.4 miGladbeck
$1226
14 km or 8.8 miHeiligenhaus
$1229
15 km or 9 miBochum
$1282
18 km or 11 miHerne
$1203
18 km or 11 miDuisburg
$1087
19 km or 12 miHerten
$1227
19 km or 12 miWulfrath
$1228
19 km or 12 miSprockhovel
$1223
20 km or 13 miRatingen
$1227
22 km or 14 miWitten
$1300
23 km or 14 miRecklinghausen
$1001
23 km or 14 miMettmann
$1224
23 km or 14 miDinslaken
$1229
24 km or 15 miDorsten
$1232
24 km or 15 miCastrop-Rauxel
$1228
24 km or 15 miWuppertal
$1200
25 km or 16 miMarl
$1232
26 km or 16 miErkrath
$1228
27 km or 17 miSchwelm
$1227
27 km or 17 miOer-Erkenschwick
$1225
27 km or 17 miMoers
$1115
27 km or 17 miWetter
$1225
28 km or 17 miGevelsberg
$1226
28 km or 18 miVoerde
$1228
28 km or 18 miEnnepetal
$1229
29 km or 18 miHaan
$1229
30 km or 18 miDusseldorf
$1516
30 km or 18 miHerdecke
$1226
30 km or 19 miRheinberg
$1223
31 km or 20 miHilden
$1224
32 km or 20 miNeukirchen-Vluyn
$1228
32 km or 20 miWaltrop
$1227
32 km or 20 miSolingen
$1225
32 km or 20 miDatteln
$1225