Abuja vs Freetown - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Freetown
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$739
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1609
🏠 One person rent
$926
$396
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$633
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$57.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$1540
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
36
20
😀 Quality of life
35
41
🏙️ Population
1.24M
951K

The cost of living in Abuja is 77% more expensive than in Freetown. Cities ranked 3158th and 6297th ($1305 vs $739) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 3rd in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Sierra Leone comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 2.1 months in Freetown. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Freetown ranked 1st in Sierra Leone, while ranked 7941st and 7052nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abuja Freetown
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$4.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$20.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$463
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$161
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$636
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$351
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$93.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$82.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
12.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$1082
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$1066
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$9.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$9.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$5.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$5.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.86
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$4.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$2.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$1.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$53.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$4.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$2.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$25.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$88.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$2866

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$567
296 km or 184 mi Owo
$745
297 km or 185 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
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$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
126 km or 78 mi Conakry
$983
137 km or 85 mi Forecariah
$834
174 km or 108 mi Bo
$770
207 km or 128 mi Boffa
$833
235 km or 146 mi Kenema
$763
246 km or 153 mi Mamou
$856
341 km or 212 mi Gueckedou
$862
361 km or 224 mi Monrovia
$525
385 km or 239 mi Kakata
$483
439 km or 273 mi Bafata
$557
456 km or 283 mi Bissau
$631
480 km or 298 mi Kankan
$860
493 km or 306 mi Nzerekore
$867
514 km or 319 mi Sanniquellie
$483
525 km or 326 mi Kolda
$903
527 km or 327 mi Yekepa
$483
564 km or 350 mi Ziguinchor
$916
603 km or 375 mi Greenville
$483
650 km or 404 mi Brikama
$437
660 km or 410 mi Lamin
$358
662 km or 412 mi Banjul
$450
701 km or 436 mi Kaolack
$930
709 km or 441 mi Bougouni
$487
736 km or 457 mi Fatick
$921
736 km or 458 mi Bamako
$549
788 km or 490 mi Koulikoro
$485
807 km or 502 mi Thies
$871
821 km or 510 mi Rufisque
$921
833 km or 518 mi Dakar
$1047
842 km or 523 mi Korhogo
$778
846 km or 526 mi Banamba
$486
846 km or 526 mi Gagnoa
$775
857 km or 532 mi Louga
$921
887 km or 551 mi Sikasso
$495
896 km or 557 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
907 km or 564 mi Bouake
$805
911 km or 566 mi Saint-Louis
$853
917 km or 570 mi Divo
$772
935 km or 581 mi Rosso
$691
940 km or 584 mi Segou
$487