Cost of Living in Sokoto, Sokoto State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc

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Cost of Living in Sokoto, Sokoto State, Price of Food, Rent, Transportation, Etc

Sokoto State, situated in the far northwest of Nigeria along the national border with the Republic of Niger, is one of the country’s 36 states. Its capital and largest city is Sokoto, positioned near the convergence of the Sokoto River and the Rima River.

Living costs in Sokoto are quite reasonable. This state in the Northern region offers abundant business prospects. Here are the listed prices for various items

 Restaurants

Meal in a cheap restaurantN500
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)N100
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseN3,400
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)N1,900
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)N350
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)N567
Water (0.33 liter bottle)N121
Cappuccino (regular)N1,200
Espresso CoffeeN884
Cheeseburger (fastfood)N590

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Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)N7,000
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,…)N11,000
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)N19,000
1 Pair of Men Leather Business ShoesN26,000

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Prices in supermarkets

Milk (regular), (1 liter)N1,000
A loaf of fresh white bread (500g)N546
Eggs (regular) (12)N774
Local Cheese (1kg)N3,000
Water (1.5 liter bottle)N189
A bottle of wine (Mid-Range)N1,900
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)N300
Chicken breasts (skinless and boneless) – (1kg)N1,600
Apples (1kg)N1,800
Oranges (1kg)N389
Potatoes (1kg)N919
Lettuce (1 head)N290
Rice (white) (1kg)N1,000
Tomato (1kg)N494
Bananas (1kg)N681
Onions (1kg)N753
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)N1,900
Pears (1kg)N2,200
Cucumber (1kg)N272
Perrier Water (small bottle 0,33l)N100
Sausages (1kg)N4,300
Cottage cheese (1kg)N2,300

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Transportation 

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)N125
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)N17,000
Gasoline (1 liter)N610
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)N10,225,000
Taxi starting price (normal tariff)N500
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)N300
Taxi 1 hour waiting (normal tariff)N2,900
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)N14,000,000

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Rent/Utilities Prices

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City CentreN411,000
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of CentreN209,000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City CentreN1,000,000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of CentreN455,000
Charges (electricity, heating, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartmentN8,600
1 min. of prepaid mobile local tariff (No discounts or plans)N18
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)N15,000

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Childcare prices 

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

Conclusion

Sokoto presents numerous business prospects, coupled with a highly affordable cost of living. Please utilize the comment box to report any changes in prices.

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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