Cost of Living in Calabar, Cross River State, Price of Food, Rents, Transportation, Etc

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Cost of Living in Calabar, Cross River State, Price of Food, Rents, Transportation, Etc

Cross River State, located in the South-South region of Nigeria, takes its name from the Cross River and was established on May 27, 1967, when it was carved out of the eastern portion of the Eastern Region. Its capital is Calabar, and it shares its boundaries with Benue State to the north, Ebonyi State and Abia State to the west, and Akwa Ibom State to the southwest, with its eastern border forming a part of the national boundary with Cameroon.

Calabar offers an attractive living environment with its affordable cost of living and favourable provision of essential amenities. This article provides detailed information about the cost and pricing of various items in Calabar.

Restaurants/Drinks

Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantN850
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range RestaurantN15,821.32
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)N3,800
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught)N525
Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle)N500
Cappuccino (regular)N1,163.26
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)N200
Water (0.33 liter bottle)N116.67

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Transportation

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)500
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)1,500
Gasoline (1 liter)N600

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Utilities and Rent

1 bedroom apartment in City Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2N234,670
Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2N61,850
3 bedroom apartment in City Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2N194,550
Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.N12,100
 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.N18,470
Apartment price to Buy in City Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2M261,165
House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2N422,406
 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimitedN14,160

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Childcare

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 ChildN28,333.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 ChildN500,000.00

 

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)N5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M)N8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)N30,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business ShoesN32,500.00

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Markets

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)N837.50
Rice (white), (1kg)N1,500.00
Eggs (regular) (12)N1,146.67
Banana (1kg)N1,200.00
Oranges (1kg)N800.00
Tomato (1kg)N800.00
Onion (1kg)N200.00
Lettuce (1 head)N500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle)N225.00

Conclusion

Living in Cross River State is incredibly affordable for all. Please use the comments section to list the items you think have seen changes in prices and their respective costs.

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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