Prices in Abuja vs Kigali - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaKigali
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$704
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1733
🏠 One person rent
$649
$344
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$708
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$246
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$69.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$306
🏙️ Population
1.24M
745k

The cost of living in Abuja is 43% more expensive than in Kigali. Cities ranked 5370th and 6215th ($1010 vs $704) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria and Rwanda, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Rwanda comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 0.4 months in Kigali. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Kigali ranked 1st in Rwanda, while ranked 8987th and 6740th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Kigali

AbujaKigali
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$28.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$5.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.41
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$2.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$459
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$208
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$970
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$502
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$48.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$75.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$37.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
17.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$3490
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$567
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$19.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$12.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$8.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$6.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$3.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$3.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$1.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$4.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$0.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$5.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$3.68
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$17.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$29.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$1776

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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 Kigali

DistanceCityCost of living
42 km or 26 miByumba
$649
56 km or 35 miNyanza
$604
69 km or 43 miRuhengeri
$493
80 km or 50 miButare
$605
80 km or 50 miKibuye
$522
95 km or 59 miGisenyi
$582
104 km or 65 miMuyinga
$534
109 km or 68 miNgozi
$533
142 km or 88 miCyangugu
$625
145 km or 90 miBubanza
$534
148 km or 92 miBukavu
$536
164 km or 102 miGitega
$525
170 km or 105 miRuyigi
$531
177 km or 110 miBujumbura
$593
191 km or 119 miUvira
$595
219 km or 136 miRutana
$534
243 km or 151 miKasese
$434
244 km or 152 miMakamba
$533
246 km or 153 miButembo
$597
281 km or 174 miBeni
$609
322 km or 200 miMwanza
$640
348 km or 216 miEntebbe
$509
377 km or 234 miKampala
$689
388 km or 241 miKira Town
$538
392 km or 244 miBunia
$609
438 km or 272 miJinja
$540
451 km or 280 miKalemie
$597
473 km or 294 miKindu
$603
544 km or 338 miTororo
$541
554 km or 344 miMumias
$512
561 km or 348 miKisumu
$521
562 km or 349 miArua
$532
568 km or 353 miMbale
$505
581 km or 361 miGulu
$553
593 km or 368 miIsiro
$591
607 km or 377 miKisangani
$641
642 km or 399 miEldoret
$593
693 km or 431 miNakuru
$494
748 km or 465 miYambio
$496
752 km or 467 miArusha
$583