Prices in Abuja vs Lagos - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaLagos
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$1036
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$2825
🏠 One person rent
$649
$615
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$1635
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$242
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$220
🏙️ Population
1.24M
21.3M

The cost of living in Abuja is 3% less expensive than in Lagos. Cities ranked 5370th and 5312th ($1010 vs $1036) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 0.2 months in Lagos. Ranked 3rd vs 1st best cities to live in Nigeria, and 8987th vs 8612th among the best cities to live in the world.

Cost of living in Abuja vs Lagos infographic

Share this infographic!

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Prices in Abuja vs Lagos

AbujaLagos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$1.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$0.77
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$706
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$521
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$2233
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$1404
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$15.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$23.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$41.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
17.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$918
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$328
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$10.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$2.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$2.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$4.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$5.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$3.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$0.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$7.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$0.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$1.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$4.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$0.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$0.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$38.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$6.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$20.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$7.13
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$19.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$94.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$1633

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Abuja

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 Lagos

DistanceCityCost of living
78 km or 48 miAbeokuta
$648
87 km or 54 miPorto-Novo
$619
109 km or 68 miCotonou
$674
120 km or 74 miIbadan
$932
165 km or 102 miOyo
$706
171 km or 106 miIfe
$628
176 km or 109 miAbomey
$586
195 km or 121 miOsogbo
$544
203 km or 126 miSave
$587
217 km or 135 miAkure
$648
239 km or 148 miAdo Ekiti
$695
243 km or 151 miLome
$650
245 km or 152 miBenin
$858
254 km or 158 miOwo
$632
261 km or 162 miIlorin
$739
278 km or 173 miAtakpame
$601
280 km or 174 miWarri
$617
310 km or 193 miKpalime
$602
324 km or 201 miHo
$632
332 km or 206 miHohoe
$656
355 km or 221 miSotouboua
$601
375 km or 233 miOnitsha
$516
376 km or 234 miSokode
$601
388 km or 241 miTema
$875
389 km or 242 miAshaiman
$457
406 km or 252 miAwka
$633
407 km or 253 miKoforidua
$672
408 km or 253 miAccra
$856
416 km or 258 miOwerri
$677
422 km or 262 miKara
$571
441 km or 274 miPort Harcourt
$765
452 km or 281 miEnugu
$921
463 km or 288 miUmuahia
$664
463 km or 288 miAba
$638
495 km or 307 miMinna
$531
536 km or 333 miAbuja
$1010
555 km or 345 miKumasi
$597
562 km or 350 miObuasi
$634
570 km or 354 miCalabar
$655
572 km or 356 miTamale
$496