Prices in Abuja vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaJohannesburg
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$864
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$649
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$699
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$226
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1181
🏙️ Population
1.24M
4.43M

The cost of living in Abuja is 17% more expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 5370th and 5746th ($1010 vs $864) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 8th in Nigeria and South Africa, respectively. Check Nigeria vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.4 months in Johannesburg. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 8987th and 1108th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Johannesburg

AbujaJohannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$6.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$3.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.98
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$422
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$296
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$730
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$46.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$70.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$44.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
10.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$997
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$54.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$8.84
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$4.88
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$6.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$1.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$0.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$5.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$7.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$73.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$212
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$4608

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$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 Johannesburg

DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 6.8 miSandton
$1019
13 km or 8 miRandburg
$842
19 km or 12 miSoweto
$962
28 km or 17 miBenoni
$742
40 km or 25 miSprings
$706
41 km or 25 miCenturion
$752
53 km or 33 miPretoria
$804
53 km or 33 miVereeniging
$749
59 km or 36 miVanderbijlpark
$768
71 km or 44 miBrits
$765
101 km or 62 miRustenburg
$1101
109 km or 68 miPotchefstroom
$613
143 km or 89 miBethal
$474
152 km or 94 miMiddelburg
$668
155 km or 97 miKlerksdorp
$862
179 km or 111 miKroonstad
$848
237 km or 147 miWelkom
$826
244 km or 152 miMmabatho
$766
262 km or 163 miLobatse
$539
275 km or 171 miGaborone
$664
287 km or 179 miButha-Buthe
$693
302 km or 188 miKanye
$636
311 km or 193 miMbabane
$486
323 km or 201 miVryheid
$826
325 km or 202 miMolepolole
$538
329 km or 204 miTeyateyaneng
$773
333 km or 207 miManzini
$468
350 km or 217 miMaseru
$646
366 km or 228 miMahalapye
$584
369 km or 229 miBloemfontein
$609
409 km or 254 miMafeteng
$692
417 km or 259 miPalapye
$473
429 km or 267 miKimberley
$701
442 km or 275 miPietermaritzburg
$625
443 km or 275 miMatola
$945
446 km or 277 miSerowe
$537
454 km or 282 miMaputo
$923
501 km or 311 miDurban
$753
562 km or 349 miFrancistown
$632
577 km or 358 miXai-Xai
$769