China vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

China Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$758
$1008
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1960
$2723
🏠 One person rent
$342
$604
🏘️ Family rent
$568
$1564
🍽️ Food expenses
$254
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$75.2
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$882
$176
💸 GDP per capita
$10435
$2097
😃 Human freedom index
5.57
6.28
❤️ Life expectancy
77.1
55
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
24
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
86.4%
🎓 Higher education
89
62
😀 Quality of life
50
26
🏙️ Population
1.44B
211M

The average cost of living in China ($758) is 25% less expensive than in Nigeria ($1008). China ranked 108th 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 1.2 months in China compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 90th and 169th 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
$4.19
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.13
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$3.7
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.52
$0.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$386
$809
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$266
$480
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$690
$2432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$448
$1261
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.9
$18.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.8
$28.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$14.6
$40.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.42%
17.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4854
$1711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3020
$1743
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.6
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.83
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.89
$2.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.54
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$5.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.31
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$5.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.24
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.31
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.7
$28.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.4
$5.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.5
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.79
$3.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.2
$19.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.4
$55.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$397
$103
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14282
$1881

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Cities Comparison in China vs Nigeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M

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