Prices in Abuja vs Meru - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaMeru
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$498
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1353
🏠 One person rent
$649
$88.1
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$167
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$229
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$420
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.83M

The cost of living in Abuja is 103% more expensive than in Meru. Cities ranked 5370th and 7722nd ($1010 vs $498) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in Nigeria and Kenya, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 0.8 months in Meru. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Meru ranked 5th in Kenya, while ranked 8987th and 8098th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Meru

AbujaMeru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$4.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$9.81
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$4.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.55
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$0.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$66.9
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$33.8
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$188
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$94.6
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$11.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$17.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
17.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$2791
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$1586
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.95
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$56.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$11.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$4.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$4.68
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$4.42
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$1.64
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.68
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$5.46
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$4.91
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$18.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$28.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$5301

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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 Meru

DistanceCityCost of living
138 km or 85 miThika
$435
175 km or 109 miNairobi
$866
179 km or 111 miMachakos
$429
180 km or 112 miNakuru
$494
268 km or 167 miEldoret
$593
323 km or 201 miKisumu
$521
354 km or 220 miMumias
$512
378 km or 235 miMoshi
$506
392 km or 244 miTororo
$541
395 km or 245 miArusha
$583
403 km or 250 miMbale
$505
455 km or 283 miMalindi
$766
496 km or 308 miJinja
$540
508 km or 316 miMombasa
$648
559 km or 347 miKira Town
$538
564 km or 351 miKampala
$689
577 km or 359 miEntebbe
$509
591 km or 367 miTanga
$377
600 km or 373 miMwanza
$640
666 km or 414 miGulu
$553
712 km or 442 miStone Town
$551
712 km or 443 miZanzibar
$706
732 km or 455 miDodoma
$538
749 km or 465 miBaidoa
$555
764 km or 475 miMorogoro
$465
783 km or 486 miDar es Salaam
$887
784 km or 487 miAwasa
$390
819 km or 509 miArua
$532
840 km or 522 miBunia
$609
852 km or 529 miJimma
$448
852 km or 530 miKasese
$434
858 km or 533 miJuba
$512
862 km or 536 miByumba
$649
873 km or 542 miKigali
$704
875 km or 544 miMuyinga
$534
883 km or 549 miMogadishu
$830
907 km or 563 miRuhengeri
$493
911 km or 566 miRuyigi
$531
911 km or 566 miBeni
$609
918 km or 570 miNyanza
$604