Cost of Living in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc


Cost of Living in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc

Port Harcourt, situated in the Niger Delta region of South-South Nigeria, is a coastal city and the capital of Rivers State. It is pivotal as the hub for the country’s oil industry and was named in honour of Lord Lewis Harcourt, the Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1913.

Living in Port Harcourt is notably more affordable, with costs approximately 25% lower than in most other states. It offers a comfortable standard of living. This article will furnish you with essential pricing information for various items.


Meal in a cheap restaurantN650
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseN4,000
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)N1,500
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught)N425
Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle)N700
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)N150
Water (0.33 litre bottle)N105
Cappuccino (regular)N400
Espresso CoffeeN280
Cheeseburger (fastfood)N450

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One-way Ticket (Local Transport)N200
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)N5,000
Gasoline (1 liter)N617
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)N3,500,000
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)N8,800,000
Taxi starting price (normal tariff)N400
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)N200
Taxi 1 hour waiting (normal tariff)N1,500

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Rent Prices/Utilities

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City CentreN450,000
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of CentreN291,000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City CentreN1,200,000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of CentreN678,000
Charges (electricity, heating, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartmentN7,100
1 min. of prepaid mobile local tariff (No discounts or plans)N15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)N20,000

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Prices of Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 AdultN16,000
Tennis court rent (1 hour during a weekend)N1,000
Cinema, International Release, 1 SeatN1,500

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Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)N7,500
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,…)N6,500
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)N22,000
1 Pair of Men Leather Business ShoesN23,000

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Childcare prices in Port Harcourt

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 ChildN32,000
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 ChildN750,000

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Prices in supermarkets

Milk (regular), (1 liter)N1,100
A loaf of fresh white bread (500g)N525
Eggs (regular) (12)N720
Water (1.5 liter bottle)N183
A bottle of wine (Mid-Range)N1,400
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)N550
Chicken breasts (skinless and boneless) – (1kg)N1,600
Apples (1kg)N2,300
Oranges (1kg)N1,100
Potatoes (1kg)N633
Lettuce (1 head)N433
Rice (white) (1kg)N1,400
Tomato (1kg)N900
Bananas (1kg)N733
Onions (1kg)N383
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)N2,200
Cucumber (1kg)N495
Perrier Water (small bottle 0,33l)N94
Sausages (1kg)N4,400
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)N700


Like certain states, Port Harcourt may be noisy, but it offers a cost-effective living environment. Please use the comment section to report any price fluctuations for items.

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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