China vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

China Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$692
$609
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1854
$1445
🏠 One person rent
$301
$314
🏘️ Family rent
$533
$599
🍽️ Food expenses
$238
$179
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$77.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$833
$118
💸 GDP per capita
$12720
$2184
😃 Human freedom index
5.22
5.93
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
52.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
24
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
60.6%
🎓 Higher education
90
63
😀 Quality of life
51
10
🏙️ Population
1.44B
211M

The average cost of living in China ($692) is 14% more expensive than in Nigeria ($609). China ranked 138th vs 153rd 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 1.2 months in China compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 81st and 191st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for China and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 544 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.

China Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$2.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.3
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$3.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$0.8
 Cappuccino
$3.39
$2.13
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.48
$0.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$340
$366
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$257
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$649
$778
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$420
$519
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.5
$13.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$21
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.6
$22.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.93%
18.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4602
$520
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2867
$391
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.3
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.27
$9.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$0.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$1.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.48
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.71
$1.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$3.92
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.71
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$3.61
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
$3.91
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.83
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.19
$0.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.83
$1.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.49
$1.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.46
$0.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.62
$0.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.3
$19.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$3.83
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.8
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$1.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.2
$13.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.8
$38.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$393
$68.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14422
$2203

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In China

City Cost of living Population
Beijing
$1150
21.9M
Shanghai
$1183
24.9M
Shenzhen
$1043
17.5M
Chongqing
$684
32.1M
Hong Kong
$2720
7.41M
Guangzhou
$760
18.7M
Chengdu
$677
20.9M
Tianjin
$724
13.9M
Hangzhou
$849
11.9M
Xi'an
$563
13M
Nantong
$756
7.73M
Baoding
$494
11.5M
Wuhan
$643
12.3M
Suzhou
$1073
12.7M
Qingdao
$647
10.1M
Nanjing
$762
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$508
10.6M
Foshan
$605
9.5M
Wuxi
$813
7.46M
Quanzhou
$687
8.78M
Hefei
$636
9.37M
Bijie
$614
6.9M
Changchun
$604
9.07M
Dongguan
$726
10.5M
Ningbo
$844
9.4M
Jieyang
$957
6.09M
Ganzhou
$831
8.97M
Guiyang
$568
5.99M
Yantai
$642
7.1M
Shenyang
$580
9.07M

In Nigeria

City Cost of living Population
Lagos
$758
15.1M
Kano
$378
3.85M
Ibadan
$663
2.55M
Abuja
$506
1.57M
Onitsha
$670
1.48M
Maiduguri
$389
1.2M
Benin
$587
1.15M
Abeokuta
$675
889K
Aba
$410
1.16M
Kaduna
$380
760K
Port Harcourt
$548
1.01M
Owerri
$995
908K
Ilorin
$598
848K
Enugu
$558
716K
Bauchi
$469
694K
Akure
$483
848K
Ife
$460
502K
Zaria
$459
408K
Gusau
$426
383K
Jos
$467
623K
Sokoto
$354
428K
Minna
$486
322K
Ado Ekiti
$447
447K
Katsina
$401
318K
Warri
$618
363K
Calabar
$445
371K
Umuahia
$602
359K
Awka
$611
302K
Oyo
$463
387K
Osogbo
$461
396K