Cost of Living in Maiduguri, Borno State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc.

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Cost of Living in Maiduguri, Borno State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc.

Maiduguri stands as the capital and the most populous urban centre of Borno State in the northeastern region of Nigeria, situated on the African continent. The city is positioned alongside the temporary Ngadda River, vanishing into the Firki swamps surrounding Lake Chad. Established in 1907 by the British Empire as a military post during the colonial era.

Living in Maiduguri is not financially burdensome. It offers affordability. This writing will furnish you with the costs of items you wish to be informed about.

Restaurants

Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantN600
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)N2,200
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)N200
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)N300
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)N500
Water (0.33 liter bottle)N100

Rent

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City CentreN250,300
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of CentreN75,400
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City CentreN700,700
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of CentreN350.800

Transportation

Gas / Petrol, 1 L N577
Local transport ticketN250
Monthly ticket for local transportN40,000
Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 miN7,700

Markets

Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)N1,400
Onion (1kg)N700
Banana (1kg)N760
Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lbN400
Tomato (1kg)N350
Lettuce (1 head)N300
Potato (1kg)N750
Oranges, 1 kg N200
 Chicken Breast, 1 kg N1,600
Apples, 1 kgN1,900
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)N350
Bottle of WineN1,500
 Bread N500
Eggs, by 12N1,400
Cheese, 1 kg N3,000
Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
N1,200
Water (1.5 liter bottle)N200

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Childcare prices

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 ChildN37,000
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 ChildN1,112,000

Utilities

Charges (electricity, heating, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartmentN8,600
1 min. of prepaid mobile local tariff (No discounts or plans)N16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)N13,000

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Prices of Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)N7,300
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,…)N13,000
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)N20,000
1 Pair of Men Leather Business ShoesN28,000

Conclusion

The expense of residing in Maiduguri is highly budget-friendly for everyone. Utilize the comment section to enumerate the items you believe prices have altered and their corresponding 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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