Abuja vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Melbourne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$1968
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$4731
🏠 One person rent
$926
$1042
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$1689
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$505
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$275
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$4043
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
36
100
😀 Quality of life
35
99
🏙️ Population
1.24M
4.53M

The cost of living in Abuja is 34% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 3158th and 589th ($1305 vs $1968) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 7th in Nigeria and Australia, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 2.1 months in Melbourne. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 7941st and 3rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Melbourne

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Abuja Melbourne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$57.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$9.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$6.96
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$3.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$2.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$1035
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$867
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$1988
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$1378
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$87.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$53.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
3.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$6524
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$5101
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$3.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$112
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.43
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$4.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$9.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$8.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$4.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$4.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$28.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$5.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$2.35
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$48.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$15.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$60.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$76
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$105
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$1721
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$16947

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225 km or 140 mi Zaria
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$567
296 km or 184 mi Owo
$745
297 km or 185 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
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$1589
24 km or 15 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
25 km or 16 mi Tarneit
$1570
29 km or 18 mi Dandenong
$1498
34 km or 21 mi Sunbury
$1625
37 km or 23 mi Melton
$1633
40 km or 25 mi Frankston
$1957
41 km or 25 mi Berwick
$1562
42 km or 26 mi Cranbourne
$1587
54 km or 34 mi Pakenham
$1631
65 km or 40 mi Geelong
$1708
102 km or 64 mi Ballarat
$1740
134 km or 83 mi Bendigo
$1610
144 km or 90 mi Traralgon
$1626
164 km or 102 mi Shepparton
$1442
226 km or 140 mi Warrnambool
$1573
367 km or 228 mi Mount Gambier
$1181
369 km or 230 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
392 km or 244 mi Devonport
$1641
404 km or 251 mi Griffith
$1629
444 km or 276 mi Launceston
$1477
466 km or 290 mi Canberra
$1792
477 km or 296 mi Mildura
$1622
546 km or 339 mi Goulburn
$1700
597 km or 371 mi Hobart
$1648
628 km or 390 mi Orange
$1661
643 km or 399 mi Bathurst
$1558
651 km or 405 mi Wollongong
$1554
655 km or 407 mi Adelaide
$1654
700 km or 435 mi Blacktown
$1581
702 km or 436 mi Dubbo
$1445
703 km or 437 mi Parramatta
$1896
707 km or 440 mi Kellyville
$1656
713 km or 443 mi Sydney
$2294
728 km or 452 mi Dee Why
$1970
822 km or 511 mi Newcastle
$1798
891 km or 554 mi Whyalla
$1627
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$1640
1021 km or 634 mi Armidale
$1677
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$1359