Cost of Living in Benin City, Edo State, Price of Food, Transportation, Etc

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Cost of Living in Benin City, Edo State, Price of Food, Transportation, Etc

Benin City, also known as Edo, serves as the capital and the largest city within Edo State, located in southern Nigeria. Positioned along a branch of the Benin River and situated on major highways connecting Lagos to the eastern states, Benin City offers distinct living costs for both residents and expatriates.

It’s noteworthy that Benin City is recognized as one of the world’s desirable places to live, thanks to its diverse price range for various commodities.

Restaurants/Drinks

Meal in a cheap restaurantN2500
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseN20,000
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)N3,750
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught)N3,750
Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle)N2,130
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)N510
Water (0.33 liter bottle)N390
Cappuccino (regular)N3,130
Espresso CoffeeN2,130
Cheeseburger (fastfood)N1,130

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Transportation

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)N1,250
Gasoline (1 liter)N680
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)17,500,000
Taxi starting price (normal tariff)N1,750
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)N3,125
Taxi 1 hour waiting (normal tariff)N1,250

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Rent Prices Per Month/Utilities

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City CentreN151,250
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of CentreN116,250
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City CentreN390,000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of CentreN196,250
Charges (electricity, heating, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartmentN75,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile local tariff (No discounts or plans)N75
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSLN32,500

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Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)N12,500
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,…)N6,250
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)N6,250
1 Pair of Men Leather Business ShoesN31,250

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Childcare Prices

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 ChildN156,000
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 ChildN4,041,250

Prices in supermarkets

Milk (regular), (1 liter)N1,250
A loaf of fresh white bread (500g)N1,125
Eggs (regular) (12)N1,375
Local Cheese (1kg)N2,250
Water (1.5 liter bottle)N833
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)N750
Chicken breasts (skinless and boneless) – (1kg)N3,375
Apples (1kg)N2,125
Oranges (1kg)N780
Potatoes (1kg)N1,041
Lettuce (1 head)N343
Rice (white) (1kg)N1,030
Tomato (1kg)N1,218
Bananas (1kg)N875
Onions (1kg)N1,083
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)N4,125
Pears (1kg)N2,625
Cucumber (1kg)N670
Sausages (1kg)N9,125
Cottage cheese (1kg)N1,750

Conclusion

For individuals with limited financial means, the cost of living in Benin City may be expensive. Prices for various items exhibit a range of fluctuations. Please feel free to utilize the comment section to share any specific price changes you’ve noticed.

Jael Okwuchukwu
Jael Okwuchukwu
I am Okwuchukwu Jael, a writer, educator, and musician from Enugu State. Teaching, both academic and musical, is a passion of mine, and I specialize as a Western pianist. Currently, I am employed as a blogger at Writer's King LTD, combining my love for writing and desire to share knowledge with a broader audience.

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