Abuja vs Mogadishu - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Mogadishu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$828
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$3239
🏠 One person rent
$926
$273
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$1601
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$409
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
36
26
😀 Quality of life
35
17
🏙️ Population
1.24M
2.12M

The cost of living in Abuja is 58% more expensive than in Mogadishu. Cities ranked 3158th and 5981st ($1305 vs $828) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Nigeria and Somalia, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Somalia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.5 months in Mogadishu. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Mogadishu ranked 1st in Somalia, while ranked 7941st and 9045th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Mogadishu

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Abuja Mogadishu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$69.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$7.01
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$179
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$70.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$2245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$1129
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$193
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
7.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$16192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$807
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$34.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$6.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$4.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$4.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$25.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$2.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$171
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$50.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$15.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$58.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$78.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$777

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225 km or 140 mi Zaria
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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

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Distance City Cost of living
223 km or 138 mi Baidoa
$561
824 km or 512 mi Malindi
$350
849 km or 527 mi Hargeisa
$788
860 km or 534 mi Jijiga
$601
883 km or 549 mi Harar
$539
883 km or 549 mi Meru
$422
909 km or 565 mi Borama
$592
923 km or 573 mi Dire Dawa
$553
925 km or 575 mi Mombasa
$599
944 km or 586 mi Awasa
$659
980 km or 609 mi Thika
$414
981 km or 610 mi Machakos
$384
1017 km or 632 mi Nairobi
$716
1051 km or 653 mi Tanga
$599
1054 km or 655 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
1060 km or 659 mi Dikhil
$522
1063 km or 661 mi Nakuru
$462
1066 km or 663 mi Addis Ababa
$831
1072 km or 666 mi Moshi
$675
1090 km or 677 mi Djibouti City
$552
1127 km or 700 mi Obock
$524
1131 km or 703 mi Eldoret
$445
1131 km or 703 mi Jimma
$603
1135 km or 705 mi Arusha
$591
1139 km or 708 mi Stone Town
$636
1139 km or 708 mi Zanzibar
$854
1191 km or 740 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
1191 km or 740 mi Dessie
$606
1197 km or 744 mi Aden
$509
1201 km or 747 mi Kisumu
$494
1222 km or 759 mi Mumias
$443
1246 km or 774 mi Mbale
$469
1250 km or 777 mi Tororo
$491
1291 km or 802 mi Taiz
$512
1303 km or 810 mi Morogoro
$653
1332 km or 828 mi Ibb
$502
1346 km or 836 mi Victoria
$1387
1361 km or 846 mi Jinja
$405
1370 km or 851 mi Zabid
$484
1377 km or 855 mi Bahir Dar
$556