Benin vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

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Benin Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$715
$534
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1761
$1337
🏠 One person rent
$277
$286
🏘️ Family rent
$453
$633
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$147
🚐 Transport expenses
$91
$68.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$127
$108
💸 GDP per capita
$1303
$2163
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
5.96
❤️ Life expectancy
59.8
52.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
25
🌐 English speaking %
1%
60.6%
🎓 Higher education
43
63
😀 Quality of life
17
10
🏙️ Population
11.2M
211M

The average cost of living in Benin ($715) is 34% more expensive than in Nigeria ($534). Benin ranked 131st vs 166th 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 0.2 months in Benin compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 176th and 192nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for Benin and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 4 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.

Benin Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.61
$1.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$16.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.94
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.45
$0.59
 Cappuccino
$4.21
$1.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.68
$0.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$295
$346
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$151
$233
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$428
$848
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$305
$541
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$11.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.5
$17.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.4
$19.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.98%
17.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8258
$627
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$298
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.64
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.9
$17.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.1
$8.51
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$0.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.72
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$1.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.03
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.06
$2.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.04
$3.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
$1.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.58
$0.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.97
$3.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
$0.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.53
$0.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.91
$1.71
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$1.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.99
$0.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.25
$0.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$16.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.03
$3.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$9.95
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.74
$2.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.9
$12.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48.2
$36.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$205
$54.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5958
$1196

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Nigeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$730
679K
Porto-Novo
$695
264K
Abomey
$676
90.2K
Save
$674
31.4K

In Nigeria

City Cost of living Population
Lagos
$706
15.1M
Kano
$330
3.85M
Abuja
$378
1.57M
Ibadan
$453
2.55M
Onitsha
$577
1.48M
Maiduguri
$293
1.2M
Benin
$450
1.15M
Aba
$335
1.16M
Owerri
$813
908K
Kaduna
$312
760K
Enugu
$387
716K
Ilorin
$453
848K
Abeokuta
$935
889K
Port Harcourt
$497
1.01M
Bauchi
$407
694K
Akure
$371
848K
Gusau
$366
383K
Zaria
$407
408K
Minna
$450
322K
Sokoto
$300
428K
Ife
$397
502K
Awka
$500
302K
Umuahia
$491
359K
Warri
$522
363K
Calabar
$313
371K
Jos
$432
623K
Oyo
$369
387K
Katsina
$348
318K
Ado Ekiti
$383
447K
Osogbo
$455
396K