Prices in Abuja vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaKuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$735
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1761
🏠 One person rent
$649
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$577
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$236
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$91.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$973
🏙️ Population
1.24M
7.59M

The cost of living in Abuja is 37% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 5370th and 6121st ($1010 vs $735) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria and Malaysia, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.3 months in Kuala Lumpur. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 4th in Malaysia, while ranked 8987th and 652nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Kuala Lumpur

AbujaKuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$3.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$18.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$3.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$4.57
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$2.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$244
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$794
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$52.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$26.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
4.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$2840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$1421
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$7.31
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$1.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$3.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$8.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$2.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$4.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$4.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$2.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$37.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$4.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$5.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$67.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$184
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$7951

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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 Kuala Lumpur

DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 6.7 miPetaling Jaya
$687
15 km or 9.1 miSubang Jaya
$557
19 km or 12 miShah Alam
$640
24 km or 15 miPutrajaya
$539
25 km or 16 miCyberjaya
$321
30 km or 19 miKlang
$629
54 km or 33 miSeremban
$459
123 km or 77 miMalacca
$479
124 km or 77 miTeluk Intan
$494
155 km or 97 miMuar
$414
167 km or 104 miDumai
$475
176 km or 109 miIpoh
$565
196 km or 122 miKuantan
$597
199 km or 124 miBatu Pahat
$445
211 km or 131 miTanjungbalai
$470
217 km or 135 miTaiping
$401
219 km or 136 miKluang
$505
229 km or 142 miChukai
$507
282 km or 175 miTebing Tinggi
$470
291 km or 181 miButterworth
$432
291 km or 181 miKuala Terengganu
$477
292 km or 181 miPekanbaru
$489
293 km or 182 miPematangsiantar
$309
294 km or 183 miGeorge Town
$595
297 km or 184 miJohor Bahru
$606
309 km or 192 miSungai Petani
$483
311 km or 193 miSingapore
$2134
315 km or 195 miBukit Merah
$1737
335 km or 208 miPadangsidempuan
$472
338 km or 210 miKota Bharu
$434
341 km or 212 miMedan
$413
346 km or 215 miBatam
$622
360 km or 224 miBinjai
$463
361 km or 225 miAlor Setar
$400
394 km or 245 miTanjung Pinang
$418
402 km or 250 miKangar
$400
413 km or 257 miLangkawi
$459
441 km or 274 miLangsa
$470
451 km or 280 miHat Yai
$572
457 km or 284 miKo Lipe
$665