Abuja vs Essen - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Essen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$1102
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$2627
🏠 One person rent
$926
$493
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$727
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$337
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$2833
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
25 km
🎓 Higher education
36
95
😀 Quality of life
35
81
🏙️ Population
1.24M
582K

The cost of living in Abuja is 18% more expensive than in Essen. Cities ranked 3158th and 4292nd ($1305 vs $1102) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 638th in Nigeria and Germany, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 2.6 months in Essen. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Essen ranked 26th in Germany, while ranked 7941st and 298th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Essen

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Abuja Essen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$7.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$32.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$6.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$3.55
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$3.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$2.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$502
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$348
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$861
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$492
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$88
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$25.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
1.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$5651
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$4113
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$3.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$68.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$22.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$9.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$8.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$12.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$6.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$6.06
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$2.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$9.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$78
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$84.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$84.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$295
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$10501

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181 km or 113 mi Jos
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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

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Distance City Cost of living
9.5 km or 5.9 mi Gelsenkirchen
$1351
9.6 km or 6 mi Mulheim
$1233
10 km or 6.3 mi Bottrop
$1197
11 km or 7.1 mi Oberhausen
$1498
12 km or 7.8 mi Velbert
$1216
13 km or 8.3 mi Hattingen
$1217
14 km or 8.4 mi Gladbeck
$1214
14 km or 8.8 mi Heiligenhaus
$1216
15 km or 9 mi Bochum
$1118
18 km or 11 mi Herne
$1086
18 km or 11 mi Duisburg
$1001
19 km or 12 mi Herten
$1219
19 km or 12 mi Wulfrath
$1215
19 km or 12 mi Sprockhovel
$1219
20 km or 13 mi Ratingen
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Witten
$1215
23 km or 14 mi Recklinghausen
$1202
23 km or 14 mi Mettmann
$1218
23 km or 14 mi Dinslaken
$1222
24 km or 15 mi Dorsten
$1221
24 km or 15 mi Castrop-Rauxel
$1217
24 km or 15 mi Wuppertal
$1076
25 km or 16 mi Marl
$1216
26 km or 16 mi Erkrath
$1221
27 km or 17 mi Schwelm
$1219
27 km or 17 mi Oer-Erkenschwick
$1218
27 km or 17 mi Moers
$1186
27 km or 17 mi Wetter
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Gevelsberg
$1214
28 km or 18 mi Voerde
$1214
28 km or 18 mi Ennepetal
$1212
29 km or 18 mi Haan
$1215
30 km or 18 mi Dusseldorf
$1470
30 km or 18 mi Herdecke
$1221
30 km or 19 mi Rheinberg
$1218
31 km or 20 mi Hilden
$1218
32 km or 20 mi Neukirchen-Vluyn
$1216
32 km or 20 mi Waltrop
$1215
32 km or 20 mi Solingen
$969
32 km or 20 mi Datteln
$1211