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What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Hongkog(m): 2:30pm On Mar 31
Hi everyone, please i would love to know how much it will cost me to relocate to Abuja, specifically the cost of rent and transportation, preferably in Jabi or in anyother place there.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by LMS1(m): 2:42pm On Mar 31
500k-5m Per Year Depending On The Type Of Perfume You Spray Before Leaving House. cheesy

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by NotNairalandi(m): 3:23pm On Mar 31
It depends on the area and how many bedroom flat you need but let's go with two bedroom anyways

Jabi : 2 bedroom flat goes for 1.2m-2.5m per year

Transportation na pay as you use for Abuja...you don't pay it per annum like house rent, so don't ask about transportation for now because we don't know whether you too de waka cheesy

Any other place in Abuja? Please tell us your area of interest or your place of work/business in Abuja, then we can suggest areas within

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Bornsinner7: 3:23pm On Mar 31
Everything is relatively high even ashawo grin

Whether in the suburbs or town.. Rent, feeding, transportation

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by saphiere(f): 3:23pm On Mar 31
Hongkog:
Hi everyone, please i would love to know how much it will cost me to relocate to Abuja, specifically the cost of rent and transportation, preferably in Jabi or in anyother place there.
Life is Abj is expensive. What kind of job are you into? I'd prefer Lagos to Abj for a starter.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Prodigee: 3:24pm On Mar 31
I here say na Abuja things dey happen, na true?

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by SouthSouth1914: 3:24pm On Mar 31
4-5M for an average apartment transportation included. A BQ costs between 400-500. Use that as a benchmark for 2-3 bedroom around Gwarinpa.. if you are looking at area 2-8, you will up your game.

Wuse 1-2, rent goes up as well as transportation! Garki, maitama... then you need to put your money where your mouth is.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Raymondj0: 3:24pm On Mar 31
Abuja home of high price

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Chizillar1(m): 3:24pm On Mar 31
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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by CaptainAyub: 3:24pm On Mar 31
Hmm.
Very costly ooo.
Rent is very costly,Abuja houses are overpriced.
Food is relatively cheap when you buy and cook but if you enter restaurant, wetin you see,you take.
Things like clothes,drugs,provisions etc are also costly.
Govt schools are nice,of good quality and almost free.But if you carry your pikin go private school,it is very costly.
Transport is relatively cheap and smooth.
Overall, if you are not a big time businesswoman or man and the job you're doing isn't a type you can collect bribes,don't come.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Duru9(m): 3:24pm On Mar 31
Jabi a room selfcon is between 400k to 700k
In wuye a room selfcon is between 600k to 1m

3bedroom is from 1m upward



You can get house of 400k in these places though,. Kado estate, gwarimpa, efab estate life camp, lokogoma, kubwa, lugbe,

Please if you are not working in nnpc
Don't think of wuse, maitama, asokoro, and katampe extension even jabi new site

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by bangalee1(m): 3:24pm On Mar 31
Kubwa and other off town ( self contained 250k)

Gwarimpa (self contained is 400-500k, 3 bedroom is 1.3m upward)

Wuse , Garki ( Self contained 500k upward, 2 and 3 bedroom flat is 1.5 upward)

Maitama and asokoro ( 3 bedroom duplex 3 , 4million per annum upward)

Nyanya, maraba ( self contained 150k, 200k )

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by chillybrandy(f): 3:24pm On Mar 31
The cost of living in Abuja is high especially If you don't own a house. The rent are mostly exorbitant except you want to stay in the remote areas which are usually characterized by bad roads and poor electricity supply.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Damakboy: 3:25pm On Mar 31
Depending on areas nah

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by OzziOhinoyi(m): 3:25pm On Mar 31
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by kulrunsman79(m): 3:25pm On Mar 31
Hope you have job at hand cos Abuja is damn expensive o.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by slawormiir: 3:25pm On Mar 31
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright...

I have no idea on this topic

But as a real niggarr...I will grab my weed and origin bitters while I perused through comments to seek for knowledge..

Although have been to abuja alot of times...but I use hotels steadily....especially around wuye

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by xynerise: 3:25pm On Mar 31
Abuja has ghetto too

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Guzel: 3:25pm On Mar 31
If you have a car, you can find house of your budget

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by The5DME(m): 3:26pm On Mar 31
I don't know.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by merieam16(f): 3:26pm On Mar 31
It all depends on the area u want to stay but generally Abuja is a bit expensive

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by free2ryhme: 3:26pm On Mar 31
Hongkog:
Hi everyone, please i would love to know how much it will cost me to relocate to Abuja, specifically the cost of rent and transportation, preferably in Jabi or in anyother place there.

You need to have a deep pocket to make this happen in Abuja

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Fuckingmallam45(m): 3:26pm On Mar 31
Abuja is pleasant. The Harmattan in the winter is dusty, and the dry season following quite hot, but with the summer rains life outside becomes cooler. Expat communities are tight, and it is easy enough to meet people, although I mostly hang out with Nigerians, but that is my personal choice, not a necessity.

Many working Nigerians live on as little as 200-300USD a month (current calculations reflect 40,000-60,000N at 200+N to 1USD). Some live on far less. You can live large on 1000USD a month, buying new clothes, eating out, traveling on vacations abroad twice or more a year, and still save money, if you scrimp like a local in between splurging.

Traffic isn't a problem within Abuja but travel outside the city can be wearisome due to congestion in some areas (Nyanya in particular), potholes, checkpoints, and other hazards.

The city has lots of green areas, often with bush bars so getting a cold beer and some local food is seldom an issue, and prices are cheap (1-2USD a 600ml beer, roughly 22oz). Maitama is the wealthy expat neighborhood, but even there prices for anything beyond housing are reasonable.

It's not a walking city; sidewalks are often non-existent, and distances are usually too great for more than local market shopping. Driving is a bit hair-raising at first, but the light traffic makes it reasonable enough during the day. I don't like driving at night unless I know where I'm going well.

Crime is not a problem, and I visit questionable neighborhoods, often with locals, but sometimes alone, although I am a big guy, so my advice would be different for a small woman. Sexism is over the top here, which is rather unfortunate.

It's unlikely you will have water or electric issues due to company housing, which almost certainly includes a generator. It's normal to buy water for drinking, but tap water is fine for bathing and washing vegetables.

Current (3/2015) food prices are roughly 4-5USD for a "flat" or 30 egg tray, 3USD for roughly 5 pounds of potatoes (a wastepaper bucket filled and mounded on top), same for a bucket of oranges. A large pineapple would be 2-3USD at most. Meat is a bit more, and most expats shop at Shoprite, a South African based grocery chain (2 in Abuja, main one at Silverbird, a modern 4 story mall). Odds are good you'll hire a maid who can also shop and cook, and monthly wages typically run between 150-250USD.

I can get a meal (pressed chicken, suya, pepper soup) from a street vender or local restaurant for 3-5USD. An expensive date at a fancy restaurant might run to 50USD for both of us, including drinks.

Gas/petrol is roughly 3USD/gal or 160/liter. Due to the low price we're experiencing one of the occasional shortages (the wholesellers are keeping gas off the market to drive the price back up). You can hire a driver to deal with this issue however (I don't, but do pay for a steward).

Abuja is a good place to be an expat in Africa. Not as good as South Africa or Kenya, maybe, but pretty chill nonetheless. I've no complaints after a couple of years here.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Nairalandian(m): 3:27pm On Mar 31
LMS1:
500k-5m Per Year Depending On The Type Of Perfume You Spray Before Leaving House. cheesy
I don't understand this your joke
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by fitinwell: 3:27pm On Mar 31
2Million Per annum
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by cchub: 3:27pm On Mar 31
Depends on your budget bro.
I have friends staying at jabi paying Abt 800k per annum and i also know people paying 130k per annum. It depends on the area and your budget.

You can get a crib from 200k to 20m per annum in jabi.

The area at the back of that "next cash and carry mall_by kado, you can get accomodation at around 60k or less per annum.

Ciao

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Ten06(m): 3:27pm On Mar 31
Apart from house rent every other thing is costlier in Bayelsa State than Abuja

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by KingRex1(m): 3:28pm On Mar 31
600k for a room and palour

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