Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of cost of living in Lagos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,121,999 ₦
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 688,962 ₦
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Lagos, Nigeria. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,788 ₦
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,397 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,110 ₦
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 828 ₦
12 eggs, large 618 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 610 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,597 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 858 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 631 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 339 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,493 ₦
2 liters of coca-cola 303 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 347 ₦
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 707,913 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 378,648 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 24,297 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 150,984 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 159,422 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 20,247 ₦
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 8,995 ₦
40” flat screen tv 63,763 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 47,907 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,677 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,166 ₦
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 13,578 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 20,153 ₦
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,189 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 42,268 ₦
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,662,240 ₦
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 143 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport 16,685 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,306 ₦
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,636 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,090 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 8,383 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,418 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 905 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,444 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper 455 ₦
Tube of toothpaste 589 ₦
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,695 ₦
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,369 ₦
2 tickets to the movies 4,214 ₦
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15,520 ₦
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 29,848 ₦
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,231 ₦
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,549 ₦
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 344 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 161,084 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 22 ₦
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,370 ₦
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 424 ₦
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 501 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: October 30, 2020

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