Prices in Abuja vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaSoweto
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$962
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$1392
🏠 One person rent
$649
$646
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$460
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$198
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$64.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1236
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.27M

The cost of living in Abuja is 5% more expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 5370th and 5476th ($1010 vs $962) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 5th in Nigeria and South Africa, respectively. Check Nigeria vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 1.3 months in Soweto. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Soweto ranked 11th in South Africa, while ranked 8987th and 6127th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Soweto

AbujaSoweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$21.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$2.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.34
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$1.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$898
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$461
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$551
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$277
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$54
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$43.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
10.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$1128
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$757
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$1.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$16.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$7.82
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$8.95
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$3.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$6.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$1.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$2.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.04
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.94
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$2.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$0.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$14.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$4.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$21.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$3.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$40
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$50.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$3759

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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 Soweto

DistanceCityCost of living
19 km or 12 miJohannesburg
$864
24 km or 15 miRandburg
$842
26 km or 16 miSandton
$1019
46 km or 28 miVereeniging
$749
46 km or 29 miBenoni
$742
48 km or 30 miVanderbijlpark
$768
56 km or 34 miCenturion
$752
58 km or 36 miSprings
$706
66 km or 41 miPretoria
$804
73 km or 45 miBrits
$765
91 km or 56 miPotchefstroom
$613
92 km or 57 miRustenburg
$1101
137 km or 85 miKlerksdorp
$862
159 km or 99 miBethal
$474
166 km or 103 miKroonstad
$848
170 km or 106 miMiddelburg
$668
222 km or 138 miWelkom
$826
228 km or 142 miMmabatho
$766
249 km or 155 miLobatse
$539
266 km or 165 miGaborone
$664
282 km or 175 miButha-Buthe
$693
290 km or 180 miKanye
$636
315 km or 196 miMolepolole
$538
321 km or 199 miTeyateyaneng
$773
329 km or 204 miMbabane
$486
335 km or 208 miVryheid
$826
341 km or 212 miMaseru
$646
350 km or 217 miManzini
$468
354 km or 220 miBloemfontein
$609
367 km or 228 miMahalapye
$584
399 km or 248 miMafeteng
$692
412 km or 256 miKimberley
$701
420 km or 261 miPalapye
$473
446 km or 277 miPietermaritzburg
$625
447 km or 278 miSerowe
$537
461 km or 286 miMatola
$945
472 km or 293 miMaputo
$923
506 km or 314 miDurban
$753
567 km or 353 miFrancistown
$632
595 km or 370 miXai-Xai
$769