Prices in Abuja vs Monrovia - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaMonrovia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1300
🏠 One person rent
$649
$233
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$424
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$199
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$47.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$284
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.02M

The cost of living in Abuja is 89% more expensive than in Monrovia. Cities ranked 5370th and 7439th ($1010 vs $533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria and Liberia, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Liberia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 0.5 months in Monrovia. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Monrovia ranked 1st in Liberia, while ranked 8987th and 8417th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Monrovia

AbujaMonrovia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$3.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$17
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$4.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.85
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$142
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$456
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$294
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$40.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$62.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$35.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
12.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$1192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$606
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$15.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$5.87
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$1.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$1.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$6.95
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$5.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$0.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$8.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$3.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$4.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$14.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$3.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$33.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$62.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$97.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$3335

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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 Monrovia

DistanceCityCost of living
56 km or 35 miKakata
$494
180 km or 112 miKenema
$655
210 km or 131 miBo
$659
243 km or 151 miGreenville
$491
260 km or 161 miSanniquellie
$492
262 km or 163 miGueckedou
$619
272 km or 169 miNzerekore
$557
288 km or 179 miYekepa
$490
361 km or 224 miFreetown
$777
459 km or 285 miForecariah
$600
474 km or 295 miMamou
$602
479 km or 297 miConakry
$764
482 km or 300 miKankan
$616
539 km or 335 miGagnoa
$839
557 km or 346 miBoffa
$600
605 km or 376 miDivo
$841
613 km or 381 miYamoussoukro
$1096
655 km or 407 miBouake
$986
669 km or 416 miKorhogo
$879
675 km or 419 miBougouni
$492
719 km or 447 miDabou
$839
730 km or 453 miAgboville
$840
758 km or 471 miAbidjan
$1043
769 km or 478 miBamako
$555
777 km or 483 miBafata
$406
792 km or 492 miGrand-Bassam
$657
793 km or 493 miSikasso
$503
809 km or 503 miAbengourou
$842
811 km or 504 miBissau
$424
811 km or 504 miKoulikoro
$493
861 km or 535 miKolda
$1067
885 km or 550 miBanamba
$493
898 km or 558 miBobo-Dioulasso
$799
919 km or 571 miZiguinchor
$973
936 km or 582 miSegou
$496
969 km or 602 miMarkala
$493
1004 km or 624 miBrikama
$592
1008 km or 627 miObuasi
$634
1012 km or 629 miSekondi-Takoradi
$664
1014 km or 630 miLamin
$433