Egypt vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

Egypt Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$418
$1008
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1099
$2723
🏠 One person rent
$140
$604
🏘️ Family rent
$285
$1564
🍽️ Food expenses
$178
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$34
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$232
$176
💸 GDP per capita
$3569
$2097
😃 Human freedom index
4.49
6.28
❤️ Life expectancy
72.2
55
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
24
🌐 English speaking %
33.7%
86.4%
🎓 Higher education
72
62
😀 Quality of life
52
26
🏙️ Population
94.8M
211M

The average cost of living in Egypt ($418) is 59% less expensive than in Nigeria ($1008). Egypt ranked 189th 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 0.6 months in Egypt compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 80th and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Egypt vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for Egypt and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 29 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.

Egypt Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.51
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.8
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.52
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$1.72
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
$809
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$91.7
$480
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$344
$2432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$209
$1261
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.8
$18.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.7
$28.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15
$40.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.64%
17.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$661
$1711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$366
$1743
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.23
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.35
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
$2.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.52
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.35
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$5.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.73
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.29
$5.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.67
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.29
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.02
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.93
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.7
$28.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.02
$5.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.5
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.69
$3.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.9
$19.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$55.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$106
$103
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3106
$1881

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Cities Comparison in Egypt vs Nigeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Egypt

City Cost of living Population
Cairo
$473
9.29M
Giza
$413
5.6M
Alexandria
$408
4.87M
Shubra El Kheima
$380
1.03M
Mansoura
$377
960K
Suez
$316
517K
Helwan
$374
619K
El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
543K
Port Said
$471
524K
Ismailia
$324
293K
Faiyum
$366
316K
Tanta
$341
430K
Asyut
$395
389K
Zagazig
$367
303K
Kafr El Dawwar
$365
263K
Shibin El Kom
$354
177K
Sohag
$344
194K
Minya
$364
236K
Aswan
$309
268K
Luxor
$345
202K
Benha
$340
158K
Qena
$329
201K
Damanhur
$348
244K
Hurghada
$433
161K
Damietta
$371
207K
Beni Suef
$263
193K
Sharm El Sheikh
$457
73K
El Gouna
$360
15K
Dahab
$468
4.48K

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