Canada vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$1008
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$2723
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$604
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$1564
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$176
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$2097
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
6.28
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
55
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
24
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
86.4%
🎓 Higher education
99
62
😀 Quality of life
82
26
🏙️ Population
37M
211M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 82% more expensive than in Nigeria ($1008). Canada ranked 14th 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 1.8 months in Canada compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 7th and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for Canada and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Canada Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$809
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$480
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$2432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$1261
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$18.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$28.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$40.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
17.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$1711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$1743
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$2.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$5.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$1.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$5.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$28.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$5.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$3.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$19.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$55.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$103
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$1881

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Nigeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K

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