Cost of Living in Makurdi, Benue State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc.


Cost of Living in Makurdi, Benue State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc.

Makurdi serves as the capital of Benue State, positioned in the central part of Nigeria within the Middle Belt area. It is positioned on the southern shore of the Benue River and was founded in 1927.

The affordability of living in Benue is notable when compared to other states. It is economically friendly and accessible to many. Refer to the article for a breakdown of item prices.


Cappuccino (regular)
Water (0.33 liter bottle)N98
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)N150
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)N450
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)N300
Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantN300
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseN3,000
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)N1,500


Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City CentreN350,000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of CentreN250,000
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of CentreN120,000
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City CentreN180,000


Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 ApartmentN8,000
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)N12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)N18,000
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)N1,000
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)N500
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)N5,550,000
Gasoline (1 liter)N617
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)N5,000
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)N50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)N500

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Men Leather Business ShoesN36,000
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)N8,000
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …)N24,000
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)N45,000


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 ChildN37,000
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 ChildN150,000


Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)N1,400
Onion (1kg)N700
Banana (1kg)N550
Rice (white), (1kg)N520
Tomato (1kg)N300
Lettuce (1 head)N200
Potato (1kg)N300
Oranges (1kg)N200
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)N1,400
Apples (1kg)N1,500
Cigarettes Pack (Marlboro)N600
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)N2,000
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500gN380
Eggs by 12N540
Local Cheese (1kg)N600
Milk (regular), (1 liter)N550
Water (1.5 liter bottle)N325


The expense of residing in Makurdi 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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