Prices in Abuja vs Lusaka - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaLusaka
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$589
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1644
🏠 One person rent
$649
$261
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$576
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$194
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$95
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$763
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.74M

The cost of living in Abuja is 71% more expensive than in Lusaka. Cities ranked 5370th and 7053rd ($1010 vs $589) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in Nigeria and Zambia, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Zambia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.3 months in Lusaka. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Lusaka ranked 1st in Zambia, while ranked 8987th and 3744th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Lusaka

AbujaLusaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$2.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$25
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$2.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.05
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$140
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$641
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$358
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$75.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$118
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$43.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
30.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$19405
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$741
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$27.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$11
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$3.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$3.63
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$3.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$0.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$8.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$2.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$2.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$28.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$2.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$16.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$13.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$29.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$222
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$12140

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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 Lusaka

DistanceCityCost of living
166 km or 103 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
209 km or 130 miChoma
$558
275 km or 171 miNdola
$566
289 km or 179 miKitwe
$590
297 km or 184 miChinhoyi
$743
318 km or 198 miMufulira
$542
322 km or 200 miChingola
$639
370 km or 230 miKadoma
$760
373 km or 232 miLivingstone
$548
399 km or 248 miHarare
$1179
411 km or 255 miChitungwiza
$854
426 km or 265 miLubumbashi
$786
429 km or 267 miKwekwe
$696
464 km or 288 miMarondera
$577
475 km or 295 miMansa
$543
478 km or 297 miGweru
$902
521 km or 324 miLikasi
$616
529 km or 329 miBulawayo
$775
574 km or 356 miTete
$819
584 km or 363 miMasvingo
$819
605 km or 376 miKolwezi
$616
611 km or 380 miMutare
$853
613 km or 381 miLilongwe
$895
645 km or 401 miFrancistown
$632
658 km or 409 miKasama
$567
686 km or 426 miChimoio
$597
688 km or 428 miNtcheu
$775
694 km or 431 miMzimba
$778
721 km or 448 miBlantyre
$676
729 km or 453 miMonkey Bay
$726
756 km or 470 miZomba
$734
757 km or 471 miMangochi
$777
762 km or 474 miMzuzu
$748
775 km or 482 miMulanje
$731
792 km or 492 miSerowe
$537
802 km or 499 miPalapye
$473
852 km or 529 miBeira
$903
869 km or 540 miMahalapye
$584
917 km or 570 miMbeya
$543
956 km or 594 miQuelimane
$651