Lagos State Cost Of Living – What Is The Cost Of Living In Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos State Cost Of Living – What Is The Cost Of Living In Lagos, Nigeria

Numerous individuals have been inquiring about the cost of living in Lagos. The expenses of living in Lagos can vary based on an individual’s preferences. Lagos is a highly renowned city in Africa, known for being the hub of the movie industry, music scene, and African nightlife, which makes it an attractive place to reside. Here is a breakdown of the items and their corresponding costs in Lagos.

List of prices in Lagos
Current as of May 2023.

FoodUpdate prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district2,292 ₦
Combo meals in fast food restaurants (big mac meal or similar)4,192 ₦
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast2,003 ₦
1 litre (1 qt.) of whole-fat milk1,386 ₦
12 eggs, large1,146 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes1,004 ₦
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese2,070 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples1,348 ₦
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes980 ₦
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket488 ₦
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality3,488 ₦
2 litres of Coca-Cola630 ₦
Bread for 2 people for 1 day559 ₦
HousingUpdate prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in an expensive area1,451,630 ₦
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in a normal area635,884 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in an 85m2 flat72,196 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in an expensive area480,730 ₦
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in a normal area299,870 ₦
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio60,517 ₦
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)19,853 ₦
40” flat screen tv101,757 ₦
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, Panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands)33,660 ₦
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)2,775 ₦
Hourly rate for cleaning help1,655 ₦
ClothesUpdate prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar)8,559 ₦
1 summer dress in a high street store (Zara, h&m or similar retailers)15,649 ₦
1 pair of sports shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)35,101 ₦
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes35,002 ₦
TransportationUpdate prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cvs (or equivalent), with no extras, new6,689,310 ₦
1 litre (1/4 gallon) of gas174 ₦
Monthly ticket public transport10,020 ₦
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)5,999 ₦
Personal CareUpdate prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, firenado, coldrex, or equivalent brands)365 ₦
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)1,872 ₦
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes)15,647 ₦
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, …)2,347 ₦
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)1,253 ₦
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)1,773 ₦
4 rolls of toilet paper665 ₦
Tube of toothpaste548 ₦
Standard men’s haircuts in ex-pat area of the city2,153 ₦
EntertainmentUpdate prices
Basic dinner out for two in a neighbourhood pub8,632 ₦
2 tickets to the movies6,047 ₦
2 tickets to the theatre (best available seats)8,332 ₦
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the ex-pat area, including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert19,865 ₦
1 cocktail drink in the downtown club4,405 ₦
Cappuccino in ex-pat area of the city1,372 ₦
1 beer in a neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)507 ₦
Ipad wi-fi 128gb380,322 ₦
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)24 ₦
1 month of gym membership in the business district34,641 ₦
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes524 ₦
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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