Prices in Abuja vs Shanghai - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaShanghai
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$1263
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$3603
🏠 One person rent
$649
$689
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$1495
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$318
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$96.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1439
🏙️ Population
1.24M
23.4M

The cost of living in Abuja is 20% less expensive than in Shanghai. Cities ranked 5370th and 3343rd ($1010 vs $1263) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 4th in Nigeria and China, respectively. Check Nigeria vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.1 months in Shanghai. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Shanghai ranked 4th in China, while ranked 8987th and 472nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Shanghai

AbujaShanghai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$6.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$33.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$5.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$3.69
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$4.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$993
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$554
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$2249
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$1224
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$52.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$14
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$13914
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$6863
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$28
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$5.44
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$2.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$2.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$16.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$5.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$12.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$2.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$18.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$0.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$4.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$2.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$62.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$7.83
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$133
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$76.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$99.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$928
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$26170

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 miPudong
$692
47 km or 29 miTaicang
$605
53 km or 33 miKunshan
$629
74 km or 46 miQidong
$610
82 km or 51 miSuzhou
$890
82 km or 51 miJiaxing
$575
85 km or 53 miHaimen
$605
88 km or 55 miChangshu
$622
106 km or 66 miNantong
$611
117 km or 73 miZhangjiagang
$602
121 km or 75 miWuxi
$771
135 km or 84 miHuzhou
$578
141 km or 87 miJiangyin
$618
142 km or 88 miZhoushan
$614
144 km or 89 miNingbo
$683
148 km or 92 miJingjiang
$598
155 km or 96 miShaoxing
$756
158 km or 98 miYixing
$612
159 km or 99 miChangzhou
$731
160 km or 100 miRugao
$617
161 km or 100 miHangzhou
$770
177 km or 110 miTaixing
$612
179 km or 111 miHai'an
$604
191 km or 119 miLiyang
$599
197 km or 122 miYangzhong
$583
198 km or 123 miGuangde
$592
201 km or 125 miDanyang
$611
208 km or 129 miTaizhou
$765
217 km or 135 miDongtai
$610
223 km or 139 miZhenjiang
$528
235 km or 146 miYangzhou
$602
236 km or 146 miJurong
$596
244 km or 152 miNingguo
$586
246 km or 153 miYiwu
$629
250 km or 155 miXinghua
$617
250 km or 156 miYizheng
$595
259 km or 161 miLinhai
$612
260 km or 161 miXuancheng
$722
262 km or 163 miGaoyou
$602
274 km or 170 miNanjing
$778