Abuja vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Johannesburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$935
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$2244
🏠 One person rent
$926
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$815
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$1502
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
36
73
😀 Quality of life
35
63
🏙️ Population
1.24M
4.43M

The cost of living in Abuja is 40% more expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 3158th and 5608th ($1305 vs $935) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Nigeria and South Africa, respectively. Check Nigeria vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 1.6 months in Johannesburg. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 7941st and 4512th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abuja Johannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$7.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$3.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$369
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$766
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$96.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$49.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
8.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$674
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$62.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$8.33
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$2.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$7.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$4.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$6.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$5141

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Sandton
$907
13 km or 8 mi Randburg
$776
19 km or 12 mi Soweto
$897
28 km or 17 mi Benoni
$821
40 km or 25 mi Springs
$766
41 km or 25 mi Centurion
$734
53 km or 33 mi Pretoria
$835
53 km or 33 mi Vereeniging
$728
59 km or 36 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
71 km or 44 mi Brits
$763
101 km or 62 mi Rustenburg
$881
109 km or 68 mi Potchefstroom
$639
143 km or 89 mi Bethal
$760
152 km or 94 mi Middelburg
$822
155 km or 97 mi Klerksdorp
$629
179 km or 111 mi Kroonstad
$770
237 km or 147 mi Welkom
$708
244 km or 152 mi Mmabatho
$762
262 km or 163 mi Lobatse
$615
275 km or 171 mi Gaborone
$668
287 km or 179 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
302 km or 188 mi Kanye
$641
311 km or 193 mi Mbabane
$722
323 km or 201 mi Vryheid
$835
325 km or 202 mi Molepolole
$616
329 km or 204 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
333 km or 207 mi Manzini
$733
350 km or 217 mi Maseru
$593
366 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
369 km or 229 mi Bloemfontein
$696
409 km or 254 mi Mafeteng
$579
417 km or 259 mi Palapye
$506
429 km or 267 mi Kimberley
$785
442 km or 275 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
443 km or 275 mi Matola
$1058
446 km or 277 mi Serowe
$527
454 km or 282 mi Maputo
$1049
501 km or 311 mi Durban
$827
562 km or 349 mi Francistown
$544
577 km or 358 mi Xai-Xai
$1114