Afghanistan vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1008
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2723
🏠 One person rent
$164
$604
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1564
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$176
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$2097
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.28
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
55
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
24
🌐 English speaking %
6%
86.4%
🎓 Higher education
25
62
😀 Quality of life
17
26
🏙️ Population
37.5M
211M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 61% less expensive than in Nigeria ($1008). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 63rd for Nigeria in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 188th and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 33 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$809
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$480
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$2432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$1261
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$18.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$28.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$40.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
17.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$1743
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$2.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$5.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$28.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$5.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$3.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$19.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$55.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$103
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$1881

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Nigeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Nigeria

City Cost of living Population
Lagos
$1417
14.9M
Kano
$550
3.85M
Ibadan
$941
2.55M
Port Harcourt
$854
1.01M
Abuja
$1305
1.24M
Onitsha
$501
1.48M
Maiduguri
$555
1.2M
Benin
$924
1.15M
Aba
$659
1.53M
Owerri
$1669
908K
Abeokuta
$1274
889K
Warri
$518
830K
Kaduna
$649
760K
Akure
$662
848K
Bauchi
$567
694K
Jos
$780
623K
Enugu
$938
716K
Ilorin
$753
848K
Ife
$774
502K
Zaria
$543
408K
Oyo
$646
387K
Ado Ekiti
$848
447K
Sokoto
$638
428K
Gusau
$754
383K
Calabar
$655
371K
Umuahia
$755
359K
Minna
$669
322K
Katsina
$712
318K
Awka
$748
302K
Osogbo
$548
396K