Abuja vs Malabo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Malabo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$715
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1988
🏠 One person rent
$926
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$485
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$442
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$39.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$312
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
36
9
😀 Quality of life
35
19
🏙️ Population
1.24M
187K

The cost of living in Abuja is 83% more expensive than in Malabo. Cities ranked 3158th and 6454th ($1305 vs $715) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 2nd in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.4 months in Malabo. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Malabo ranked 1st in Equatorial Guinea, while ranked 7941st and 9001st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Malabo

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Abuja Malabo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$10.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$38.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$19.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$0.78
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$6.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$174
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$97.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$704
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$348
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$27.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$42.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
11.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$1353
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$922
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$43
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$6.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$2.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$3.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$7.78
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$4.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$3.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$5.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$3.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.71
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$4.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$3.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$3.88
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$4.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$3.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$53
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$7.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$23.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$5.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$23.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$73.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$65.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$1678

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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 Malabo

Distance City Cost of living
57 km or 36 mi Limbe
$370
69 km or 43 mi Buea
$346
108 km or 67 mi Douala
$549
123 km or 77 mi Kumba
$451
142 km or 88 mi Calabar
$655
218 km or 135 mi Aba
$659
226 km or 140 mi Port Harcourt
$854
238 km or 148 mi Bata
$988
244 km or 152 mi Umuahia
$755
264 km or 164 mi Bafoussam
$488
273 km or 169 mi Owerri
$1669
287 km or 179 mi Bamenda
$387
305 km or 189 mi Yaounde
$723
331 km or 206 mi Enugu
$938
331 km or 206 mi Awka
$748
347 km or 216 mi Onitsha
$501
381 km or 237 mi Libreville
$612
388 km or 241 mi Warri
$518
443 km or 275 mi Sao Tome
$792
450 km or 279 mi Trindade
$813
451 km or 281 mi Benin
$924
497 km or 309 mi Port-Gentil
$573
520 km or 323 mi Owo
$745
555 km or 345 mi Akure
$662
583 km or 362 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
606 km or 377 mi Abuja
$1305
622 km or 387 mi Ife
$774
645 km or 401 mi Osogbo
$548
664 km or 413 mi Ngaoundere
$426
666 km or 414 mi Lagos
$1417
673 km or 418 mi Ibadan
$941
687 km or 427 mi Jos
$780
696 km or 433 mi Minna
$669
702 km or 436 mi Oyo
$646
705 km or 438 mi Ilorin
$753
709 km or 441 mi Abeokuta
$1274
739 km or 459 mi Bauchi
$567
746 km or 464 mi Porto-Novo
$593
762 km or 473 mi Cotonou
$681
767 km or 477 mi Kaduna
$649