Abuja vs Meru - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Meru
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$422
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1090
🏠 One person rent
$926
$94.3
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$172
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$193
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$90.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$395
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
69 km
🎓 Higher education
36
29
😀 Quality of life
35
36
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.83M

The cost of living in Abuja is 209% more expensive than in Meru. Cities ranked 3158th and 8702nd ($1305 vs $422) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 7th in Nigeria and Kenya, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.9 months in Meru. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Meru ranked 5th in Kenya, while ranked 7941st and 7689th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Meru

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Abuja Meru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$3.35
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$16.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$4.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$0.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$87.5
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$52.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$188
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$118
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$10.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$15.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$24.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
16.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$2512
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$1439
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$1.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$31.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$7.93
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$0.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$4.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$7.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$3.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$5.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$2.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$3.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$37.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$5.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$17.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$3.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$14.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$32.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$42.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$3131

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$745
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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
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$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
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$387
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$655
482 km or 299 mi Port Harcourt
$854
496 km or 308 mi Maradi
$865
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$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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$414
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$716
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$384
180 km or 112 mi Nakuru
$462
268 km or 167 mi Eldoret
$445
323 km or 201 mi Kisumu
$494
354 km or 220 mi Mumias
$443
378 km or 235 mi Moshi
$675
392 km or 244 mi Tororo
$491
395 km or 245 mi Arusha
$591
403 km or 250 mi Mbale
$469
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$350
496 km or 308 mi Jinja
$405
508 km or 316 mi Mombasa
$599
559 km or 347 mi Kira Town
$486
564 km or 351 mi Kampala
$637
577 km or 359 mi Entebbe
$516
591 km or 367 mi Tanga
$599
600 km or 373 mi Mwanza
$555
666 km or 414 mi Gulu
$433
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$636
712 km or 443 mi Zanzibar
$854
732 km or 455 mi Dodoma
$656
749 km or 465 mi Baidoa
$561
764 km or 475 mi Morogoro
$653
783 km or 486 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
784 km or 487 mi Awasa
$659
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$470
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$886
852 km or 529 mi Jimma
$603
852 km or 530 mi Kasese
$410
858 km or 533 mi Juba
$514
862 km or 536 mi Byumba
$668
873 km or 542 mi Kigali
$677
875 km or 544 mi Muyinga
$481
883 km or 549 mi Mogadishu
$828
907 km or 563 mi Ruhengeri
$600
911 km or 566 mi Ruyigi
$481
911 km or 566 mi Beni
$869
918 km or 570 mi Nyanza
$584