Cost of Living in Abuja

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1305
$2703
🛋️ Without rent
$380
$1088
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$926
$1615
🍽️ Food
$260
$685
🚐 Transport
$66.1
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
😀 Quality of life
35
🏙️ Population
1.24M

The average cost of living in Abuja is $1305, which is in the top 34% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3158th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 33 in Nigeria.

The median after-tax salary is $176, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months. Ranked 7941st (TOP 85%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Nigeria. With an estimated population of 1.24M, Abuja is the 6th largest city in Nigeria.

Why living in Abuja costs 7.4 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Abuja for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 26 km Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 27.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4348 University of Abuja
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Prices in Abuja

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
 Cappuccino
$2.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986

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