Prices in Abuja vs Sharjah - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaSharjah
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$1224
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$2905
🏠 One person rent
$649
$699
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$1343
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$298
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$127
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1822
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.4M

The cost of living in Abuja is 17% less expensive than in Sharjah. Cities ranked 5370th and 3995th ($1010 vs $1224) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 8th in Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates, respectively. Check Nigeria vs the United Arab Emirates comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.5 months in Sharjah. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Sharjah ranked 2nd in the United Arab Emirates, while ranked 8987th and 193rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Sharjah

AbujaSharjah
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$4.63
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$27.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$6.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$8.24
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$4.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$625
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$450
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$1341
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$1005
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$110
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$167
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$104
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
4.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$2046
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$1211
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$2.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$68.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$10.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$7.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$6.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$8.17
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$1.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$4.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$4.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$5.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$6.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$3.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$57.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$46
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$4.55
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$51.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$80.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$368
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$5858

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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

Cities near Sharjah

DistanceCityCost of living
10 km or 6.2 miAjman
$1537
13 km or 8 miDubai
$1836
28 km or 17 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
95 km or 59 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
98 km or 61 miFujairah
$1299
133 km or 82 miAl Ain
$1450
142 km or 88 miAbu Dhabi
$1741
222 km or 138 miBandar Abbas
$453
259 km or 161 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
337 km or 210 miSeeb
$1106
346 km or 215 miNizwa
$787
377 km or 235 miMuscat
$1034
388 km or 241 miDoha
$1804
392 km or 243 miAl Khor
$1668
394 km or 245 miJahrom
$442
434 km or 270 miFasa
$441
436 km or 271 miJiroft
$440
456 km or 283 miSirjan
$445
491 km or 305 miManama
$1284
492 km or 306 miRiffa
$1077
493 km or 307 miIsa Town
$1141
510 km or 317 miBam
$442
526 km or 327 miChabahar
$440
534 km or 332 miDhahran
$840
543 km or 337 miDammam
$955
550 km or 342 miShiraz
$420
563 km or 350 miMarvdasht
$443
564 km or 350 miRafsanjan
$441
564 km or 351 miQatif
$651
566 km or 352 miIranshahr
$374
572 km or 355 miKerman
$429
575 km or 358 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
599 km or 372 miBorazjan
$441
600 km or 373 miJubail
$888
600 km or 373 miKazerun
$441
604 km or 375 miBushehr
$412
699 km or 434 miYasuj
$569
709 km or 440 miZahedan
$399
734 km or 456 miYazd
$477
771 km or 479 miBehbahan
$442