Abuja vs Onitsha - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Onitsha
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$501
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1383
🏠 One person rent
$926
$219
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$562
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$160
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$76.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$130
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
36
36
😀 Quality of life
35
17
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.48M

The cost of living in Abuja is 161% more expensive than in Onitsha. Cities ranked 3158th and 8311th ($1305 vs $501) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 33rd in Nigeria.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.3 months in Onitsha. Ranked 2nd vs 12th best cities to live in Nigeria, and 7941st vs 9063rd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Onitsha

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Abuja Onitsha
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$0.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$14
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$3.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$0.5
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$319
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$169
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$821
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$467
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$8.65
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$13.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$11.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
17.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$2179
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$2657
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$20.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$12.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.35
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$3.55
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$5.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$3.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$3.64
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$3.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$11.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$3.51
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$23.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$2.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$16.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$52.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$59
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$1392

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Cities near Abuja

Distance City Cost of living
120 km or 74 mi Minna
$669
163 km or 101 mi Kaduna
$649
181 km or 113 mi Jos
$780
225 km or 140 mi Zaria
$543
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

Cities near Onitsha

Distance City Cost of living
32 km or 20 mi Awka
$748
81 km or 50 mi Owerri
$1669
84 km or 52 mi Enugu
$938
105 km or 65 mi Umuahia
$755
130 km or 81 mi Benin
$924
133 km or 83 mi Aba
$659
135 km or 84 mi Warri
$518
159 km or 99 mi Port Harcourt
$854
174 km or 108 mi Owo
$745
213 km or 132 mi Akure
$662
218 km or 135 mi Calabar
$655
236 km or 147 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
284 km or 177 mi Ife
$774
303 km or 188 mi Osogbo
$548
331 km or 205 mi Abuja
$1305
341 km or 212 mi Kumba
$451
345 km or 214 mi Ibadan
$941
347 km or 216 mi Malabo
$715
351 km or 218 mi Buea
$346
358 km or 222 mi Ilorin
$753
360 km or 224 mi Limbe
$370
365 km or 227 mi Oyo
$646
375 km or 233 mi Bamenda
$387
375 km or 233 mi Lagos
$1417
384 km or 239 mi Minna
$669
395 km or 245 mi Abeokuta
$1274
400 km or 248 mi Douala
$549
409 km or 254 mi Bafoussam
$488
462 km or 287 mi Porto-Novo
$593
478 km or 297 mi Jos
$780
483 km or 300 mi Cotonou
$681
490 km or 304 mi Kaduna
$649
518 km or 322 mi Save
$559
541 km or 336 mi Abomey
$560
554 km or 344 mi Zaria
$543
571 km or 355 mi Bauchi
$567
582 km or 362 mi Bata
$988
584 km or 363 mi Yaounde
$723
615 km or 382 mi Lome
$607
643 km or 399 mi Atakpame
$568