Prices in Abuja vs Lilongwe - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaLilongwe
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$895
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$2129
🏠 One person rent
$649
$486
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$858
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$248
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$83.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$936
🏙️ Population
1.24M
782k

The cost of living in Abuja is 13% more expensive than in Lilongwe. Cities ranked 5370th and 5683rd ($1010 vs $895) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria and Malawi, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1 months in Lilongwe. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Lilongwe ranked 1st in Malawi, while ranked 8987th and 7780th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Lilongwe

AbujaLilongwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$4.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$28.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.16
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$515
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$378
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$795
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$754
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$30.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$49.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
29.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$1107
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$560
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$37
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$11.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$3.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$5.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$8.34
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$1.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$0.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$39.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$4.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$27.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$4
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$54
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$92.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$317
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$6973

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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 Lilongwe

DistanceCityCost of living
123 km or 76 miMonkey Bay
$726
134 km or 83 miNtcheu
$775
169 km or 105 miMangochi
$777
228 km or 142 miZomba
$734
233 km or 145 miMzimba
$778
240 km or 149 miBlantyre
$676
243 km or 151 miTete
$819
283 km or 176 miMzuzu
$748
293 km or 182 miMulanje
$731
506 km or 314 miKasama
$567
518 km or 322 miHarare
$1179
524 km or 326 miMarondera
$577
533 km or 331 miChitungwiza
$854
536 km or 333 miChinhoyi
$743
545 km or 339 miQuelimane
$651
550 km or 342 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
566 km or 352 miMbeya
$543
567 km or 353 miMutare
$853
568 km or 353 miNdola
$566
572 km or 355 miChimoio
$597
603 km or 375 miNampula
$881
613 km or 381 miLusaka
$589
616 km or 383 miMansa
$543
616 km or 383 miKitwe
$590
618 km or 384 miMufulira
$542
637 km or 396 miKadoma
$760
660 km or 410 miChingola
$639
660 km or 410 miBeira
$903
682 km or 424 miKwekwe
$696
732 km or 455 miLubumbashi
$786
740 km or 460 miPemba
$1047
741 km or 460 miGweru
$902
744 km or 462 miNacala
$951
746 km or 464 miMasvingo
$819
795 km or 494 miChoma
$558
835 km or 519 miLikasi
$616
883 km or 549 miBulawayo
$775
886 km or 551 miDodoma
$538
902 km or 560 miMorogoro
$465
949 km or 590 miLivingstone
$548