Australia vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1008
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$2723
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$604
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1564
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$176
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$2097
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
6.28
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
55
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
24
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
86.4%
🎓 Higher education
98
62
😀 Quality of life
92
26
🏙️ Population
24.5M
211M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 93% more expensive than in Nigeria ($1008). Australia ranked 10th 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 2nd and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for Australia and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 64 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.

Australia Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$0.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$809
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$480
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$2432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$1261
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$18.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$28.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$40.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
17.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$1711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$1743
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$2.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$5.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$5.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$28.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$5.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$19.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$55.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$103
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$1881

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Nigeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K

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