India vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

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India Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$441
$534
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1112
$1337
🏠 One person rent
$182
$286
🏘️ Family rent
$377
$633
🍽️ Food expenses
$169
$147
🚐 Transport expenses
$48.4
$68.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$656
$108
💸 GDP per capita
$2411
$2163
😃 Human freedom index
6.29
5.96
❤️ Life expectancy
67.2
52.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
25
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
60.6%
🎓 Higher education
74
63
😀 Quality of life
43
10
🏙️ Population
1.33B
211M

The average cost of living in India ($441) is 18% less expensive than in Nigeria ($534). India ranked 192nd 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 1.5 months in India compared to 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 109th and 192nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for India and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 220 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.

India Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.1
$1.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14
$16.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.21
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$0.59
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$1.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.43
$0.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$346
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$233
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$505
$848
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$541
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$11.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.5
$17.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.56
$19.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.91%
17.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2125
$627
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1094
$298
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.2
$17.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.19
$8.51
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$0.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$1.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$3.03
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$3.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$1.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.4
$0.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.03
$0.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.95
$3.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.92
$0.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$0.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.99
$1.71
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.99
$1.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.75
$0.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.94
$0.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$17.7
$16.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.67
$3.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.2
$9.95
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.02
$2.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.3
$12.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.6
$36.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$73
$54.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1984
$1196

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Delhi
$480
26.5M
Bangalore
$604
12.3M
Mumbai
$682
15.4M
Hyderabad
$497
9.31M
Chennai
$434
10.3M
Pune
$502
5.95M
Ahmedabad
$501
7.65M
Surat
$809
5.94M
Kolkata
$396
4.5M
Kanpur
$297
3.81M
Lucknow
$371
3.38M
Jaipur
$391
3.07M
Visakhapatnam
$419
2.04M
Thane
$487
1.89M
Nagpur
$453
2.41M
Mirzapur
$363
2.5M
Ghaziabad
$412
2.38M
Kalyan
$391
1.25M
Vadodara
$399
2.07M
Gurgaon
$516
877K
Navi Mumbai
$451
1.12M
Indore
$402
1.99M
Mysore
$320
1.26M
Jamshedpur
$327
1.56M
Agra
$362
1.59M
Nashik
$378
1.49M
Madurai
$309
1.56M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Meerut
$378
1.31M
Bilaspur
$353
1.63M

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