Cost of living in Nigeria

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Food Price in ₦
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 NGN
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 NGN
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 NGN
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 NGN
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 NGN
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 NGN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 NGN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 NGN
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 NGN
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 NGN
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 NGN
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 NGN
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 NGN
1.5 kg Sugar 10 NGN
2 liter cooking oil 20 NGN
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 NGN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 NGN
1 liter milk 8.50 NGN
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 NGN
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 NGN
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 NGN
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 NGN
House Cleaning fee per day 105 NGN
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 NGN
Original branded Electric Fans 200 NGN
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 NGN
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 NGN
Single bed Blankets 120 NGN
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 NGN
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 NGN
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 NGN
Men's haircut 40 NGN
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 NGN
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 NGN
1 month of gym subscription. 105 NGN
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 NGN
Unisex Loris perfume 30 NGN
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 NGN
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 NGN
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 NGN
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 NGN
Go carting 30mins 120 NGN
Movie House 3d cinema 30 NGN
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 NGN
Photo shoot 120 NGN
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 NGN
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 NGN
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 NGN
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 NGN
Spalding Basketball 200 NGN
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 NGN
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 NGN
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 NGN
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 NGN
1 day rent a car cost 140 NGN
Driver’s license 2300 NGN
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 NGN
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 NGN
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 NGN
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 NGN
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 NGN
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 NGN

The cost of living in Nigeria is relatively lower than in most first world countries abroad and other countries on the continent. Although rentals are a huge challenge due to the high demand and populace, other necessities are affordable.

For a student living in Nigeria, it is important to know how to shop and save as much as you can to avoid emptying your financial reserves prematurely. Before coming to live in Nigeria, it is important to know how much it might cost to live in the country.

RocApply compiled a list of prices to expect on basic commodities. Although it is not the exact price as prices may vary according to location and quality of the product, this is a general estimate.

There is a popular misconception that international students have money and therefore if locals selling on the street spot a foreign student, the prices tend to go up a bit. Be wary and always avoid being spotted for a foreigner.

Food & Beverages    
Meal for one $1.29 Food & Beverages
Fast-food Meal $5.18 Food & Beverages
Milk (1 litre) $2.21 Food & Beverages
Loaf Bread (500g) $0.90 Food & Beverages
Rice (white), (1kg) $1.88 Food & Beverages
Eggs (12) $1.28 Food & Beverages
Chicken Fillets (1kg) $3.72 Food & Beverages
Beef Round (1kg) 4.03 Food & Beverages
Domestic Beer $0.77 Food & Beverages
Imported Beer $1.28 Food & Beverages
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) $4.40 Food & Beverages
Cappuccino $2.03 Food & Beverages
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) $0.33 Food & Beverages
Water (0.33 liter bottle) $0.23 Food & Beverages
One-way Ticket $0.52 Transportation
Monthly Pass $25.89 Transportation
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) $0.78 Transportation
Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water and Garbage $22.37 Utilities
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local/min $0.05 Utilities
Internet Unlimited data $39.21 Utilities
Clothing And Shoes    
1 Pair of Jeans $17.01 Clothing And Shoes
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store $25.76 Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes $52.55 Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Men Shoes 60.38 Clothing And Shoes
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre $662.33 Accommodation
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre $488.27 Accommodation
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre $1,999.62 Accommodation
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre $1,183.10 Accommodation