Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Lagos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,265,743 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 662,040 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Lagos
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,091 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,762 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,410 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,680 ₦
12 eggs, large 1,202 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,009 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,108 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,631 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 936 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 836 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,168 ₦
2 liters of coca-cola 754 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 426 ₦
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 650,567 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 232,510 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,485 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 653,874 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 340,035 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,410 ₦
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 12,026 ₦
40” flat screen tv 79,872 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 21,572 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,648 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,273 ₦
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 9,437 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 12,873 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 30,321 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 32,124 ₦
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 7,979,040 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 168 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 10,020 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 7,133 ₦
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 365 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,872 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 15,647 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,347 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,253 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,253 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,316 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 346 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,629 ₦
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 13,447 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 6,467 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,332 ₦
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,865 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 4,405 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,372 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 507 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 380,322 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 34,641 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 524 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 196 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

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