Abuja vs Lagos - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Lagos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$1417
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$4468
🏠 One person rent
$926
$869
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$2882
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$311
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$222
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
36
46
😀 Quality of life
35
42
🏙️ Population
1.24M
14.9M

The cost of living in Abuja is 8% less expensive than in Lagos. Cities ranked 3158th and 2910th ($1305 vs $1417) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 2nd in Nigeria.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.2 months in Lagos. Ranked 2nd vs 1st best cities to live in Nigeria, and 7941st vs 6897th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Lagos

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Abuja Lagos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$3.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$47.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$6.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.18
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$3.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$1320
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$669
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$4934
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$2271
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$17.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$25.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$52.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$327
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$23.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$20.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$3.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$2.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$4.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$5.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$5.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$5.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$4.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$4.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$3.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$39.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$8.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$25.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$4.19
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$21.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$68.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$139
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$2706

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Distance City Cost of living
120 km or 74 mi Minna
$669
163 km or 101 mi Kaduna
$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

Cities near Lagos

Distance City Cost of living
78 km or 48 mi Abeokuta
$1274
87 km or 54 mi Porto-Novo
$593
109 km or 68 mi Cotonou
$681
120 km or 74 mi Ibadan
$941
165 km or 102 mi Oyo
$646
171 km or 106 mi Ife
$774
176 km or 109 mi Abomey
$560
195 km or 121 mi Osogbo
$548
203 km or 126 mi Save
$559
217 km or 135 mi Akure
$662
239 km or 148 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
243 km or 151 mi Lome
$607
245 km or 152 mi Benin
$924
254 km or 158 mi Owo
$745
261 km or 162 mi Ilorin
$753
278 km or 173 mi Atakpame
$568
280 km or 174 mi Warri
$518
310 km or 193 mi Kpalime
$568
324 km or 201 mi Ho
$446
332 km or 206 mi Hohoe
$538
355 km or 221 mi Sotouboua
$567
375 km or 233 mi Onitsha
$501
376 km or 234 mi Sokode
$574
388 km or 241 mi Tema
$524
389 km or 242 mi Ashaiman
$485
406 km or 252 mi Awka
$748
407 km or 253 mi Koforidua
$462
408 km or 253 mi Accra
$671
416 km or 258 mi Owerri
$1669
422 km or 262 mi Kara
$569
441 km or 274 mi Port Harcourt
$854
452 km or 281 mi Enugu
$938
463 km or 288 mi Umuahia
$755
463 km or 288 mi Aba
$659
495 km or 307 mi Minna
$669
536 km or 333 mi Abuja
$1305
555 km or 345 mi Kumasi
$555
562 km or 350 mi Obuasi
$571
570 km or 354 mi Calabar
$655
572 km or 356 mi Tamale
$508