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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Abasilim: 9:51pm On Mar 31
NotNairalandi:
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




What about Karu
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by LORDKing001: 9:56pm 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.
for Nyanya Karu mararaba single room self con 200-350 per annum. chat me if you need one
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by LORDKing001: 9:58pm On Mar 31
Abasilim:
What about Karu
I d Karu which kind of house u d find let's chat
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by LifeSolutionsTV: 10:17pm On Mar 31
LMS1:
500k-5m Per Year Depending On The Type Of Perfume You Spray Before Leaving House. cheesy


lol.


You live in Ekori?
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by ezewealth(m): 11:12pm On Mar 31
CaptainAyub:
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.
Which transport is cheap. From jabi to wise is 200 naira. Abj get transport? Abi u wan pack yourself like sardine for el rufai bus. Abuja na cab or taxify if you wan enjoy transport and na ur money kill am
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by keeper1(m): 11:13pm On Mar 31
descarado:
If you live in the city, all the money you make will end in house rent.

More than 70% of Abuja workers live outskirts.

And what you use for one bed can get you a modern 2 bed and you will still have change.

You will not like Abuja city during weekend or night if you love hanging out with the boys.

Note, if you get married, it's cheaper to source for foodstuffs outside the city. Leave the city for politicians and their people. You will never meet up.
As a newbie here(relocated here just 2 weeks ago), I'd say his is the best advice so far.

Places like Bwari, Ushafa and other outskirts; one can easily get a comfortable self-con at 120k; mind you, transport fare to and fro the major city like jabi is just a little above ₦700

Like someone said, 70% of people working in Abuja stays in the outskirt, and guess what, these are people with money,mad cars and also work in big companies.

I choose to call them the money-smart one if you get my point.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by ezewealth(m): 11:19pm On Mar 31
Modesty0604:
Let me start with transportation... Transportation is very cheap in Abuja. Cheaper than both Lagos and Portharcourt.

Food is generally cheap in Abuja. You should not be surprised about this because Abuja is in the north and food is generally cheap in the whole of the north.

The biggest problem with living in Abuja is accommodation. Accommodation is very expensive in Abuja.

You mentioned Jabi. Let me remind you that Jabi is one of the districts in Abuja that are considered highbrow. One of the reasons is because these districts are close to the city centre. So, if you want to stay in Jabi, you must have a fat pocket.

Accommodation is cheaper in places like Kubwa or Lugbe (Airport road) which are not too close to the city centre.
Kubwa no cheap o, unless say na kubwa village.
Baba if you go FO1 for kubwa. Baba house way ppl built there ehh, Nigerians get money I swear, good road, street lights you go think say u dey maitaima

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by CaptainAyub: 11:45pm On Mar 31
ezewealth:

Which transport is cheap. From jabi to wise is 200 naira. Abj get transport? Abi u wan pack yourself like sardine for el rufai bus. Abuja na cab or taxify if you wan enjoy transport and na ur money kill am
E done tey well well wey I enter public trans oo but I know Nyanya/Maraba to area 1 used to be 150 or 200 maybe on sundays,then 100 bucks on those coaster buses

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by flexyrule(m): 12:08am On Apr 01
Maobichek:


i don't think there is any city in Nig that has estates like Abj. Most of the houses are laying in waste cos ppl can't afford the prices. My estate has 5k units but lest that 45% of the houses are in use.
There's no estate in Abuja that has 5,000 units!
Maybe you meant 500.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by cchub: 2:21am On Apr 01
smogia1994:

Back of jabi lake mall Na water na
I meant "next cash and carry at kado
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Ten06(m): 5:33am On Apr 01
ggood:
Big fat lie , even plantain abi

I lives in Abuja and currently on transfer to Bayelsa State for the past 5years now.
Take it from me, plantains and other food stuff including fruits are costlier in Bayelsa State than Abuja
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Jsucre(m): 6:20am On Apr 01
cchub:

I tot gwagwa karmo light is now better.
gwagwa karmo wey dey smell with no security
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Jsucre(m): 6:24am On Apr 01
Rent payment is a killer in abuja. That's why I moved to Saburi Dei-Dei, at least rent is fair and stable electricity and water
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by NotNairalandi(m): 6:59am On Apr 01
Abasilim:

What about Karu
2 bedroom flat in Karu area of Abuja is between 450k-800k
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by ggood: 7:13am On Apr 01
Ten06:


I lives in Abuja and currently on transfer to Bayelsa State for the past 5years now.
Take it from me, plantains and other food stuff including fruits are costlier in Bayelsa State than Abuja
are you show I don't believe you
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by missyojo(f): 7:30am On Apr 01
ezewealth:

Kubwa no cheap o, unless say na kubwa village.
Baba if you go FO1 for kubwa. Baba house way ppl built there ehh, Nigerians get money I swear, good road, street lights you go think say u dey maitaima

Have been hearing about FO1, I would like to know there one day.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by nwanyiugbo122(f): 7:41am On Apr 01
chillybrandy:
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.
I agree that houses in remote areas in Abuja are cheap, but they have constant electricity supply, where you use all your electrical appliances without fear of light unit running low. Disadvantages there is it is overpopulated, roads are not good especially during raining season. you can get one room of 80k in these villages.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by nwanyiugbo122(f): 7:43am On Apr 01
Springboot:


There are more rich people in Anambra than Abuja, don't be deceived, only a few have the money in Abuja
you are right, struggling people are much in Abuja than people who are already made
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by meobizy(f): 7:51am On Apr 01
I stayed about two years there. The rent is exorbitant while transportation relatively cheap. The road network is good so the only time you come across traffic is post work hours. I never realized the disadvantage to many here would pose a benefit in not coming across Nairalanders. If I never see your broke faces then I will remain grateful.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Duru9(m): 7:57am On Apr 01
timothydare:

Katampe extension na final, if u no u no

I swear
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by LMS1(m): 8:08am On Apr 01
LifeSolutionsTV:


lol.

You live in Ekori?
No, But I Am Ekori By Origin.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by gentleibraheem(m): 9:35am On Apr 01
Better Ajegunle sef
xynerise:
Abuja has ghetto too
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by dedunji: 10:00am On Apr 01
B4 I advise you . First tell us what you are coming to do because we have many here already if na ashawo work we no get house in Abuja for rent now ,If na Yahoo Yahoo na for kuje prison house remain.

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Nobody: 2:56pm On Apr 01
iamadonis2:


1-bedroom around Jabi, Utako, or Wuye, even Lifecamp will see you paying 1 million - 1.5 million.

Cost of transportation? It’s relative: if you’re relocating from Lagos you will find that Abuja is way cheaper plus no traffic jams. If you’re relocating from one of the sleepy cities in Nigeria, you will find Abuja expensive.

I made a similar topic and a similar move sometime last year. I’m still here and pushing it. Find and have a support system when you eventually come.

And know one fundamental truth sha: Even your mother might deny you in Abuja.
Life is sometimes brick by brick. I hope you didn't regret making the move
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Nobody: 3:06pm On Apr 01
Cti28:

2 bedroom flat ranges from 150k to 300k
1 bedroom flat ranges between 80 to 200k
1 room self contained ranges between 60k to 120k
Face me I slap you ranges between 18k to 50k
Over here, they rarely built 3 bedroom and above for rentage.
Are you sure? 1 room self contained@ 120
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Cti28(m): 3:20pm On Apr 01
House1411:

Are you sure? 1 room self contained@ 120
Yes very sure. The cost ranges from 60k to 120k

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Maobichek: 4:11pm On Apr 01
flexyrule:
There's no estate in Abuja that has 5,000 units!
Maybe you meant 500.

This is a public forum so i won't say much, send me mail and i will explain better, thank you.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Nobody: 6:11pm On Apr 01
House1411:

Life is sometimes brick by brick. I hope you didn't regret making the move

I certainly do not. However, there’s a constant mental pressure from Yahoo boys who reside in my estate. It’s a lifestyle here.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Nobody: 7:27pm On Apr 01
iamadonis2:


I certainly do not. However, there’s a constant mental pressure from Yahoo boys who reside in my estate. It’s a lifestyle here.

I don't much blame them, hunger and unemployment would push a young folk to too many vices
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by Nobody: 7:36pm On Apr 01
House1411:


I don't much blame them, hunger and unemployment would push a young folk to too many vices

Doubt these ones were hungry before doing fraud. In Abuja, it’s the desire to look larger-than-lofe

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Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by olaoye15(m): 7:50pm On Apr 01
englishmart:
Depends on where you choose. I live in a self-con that costs #120k yearly. No steady light but I'm cool.
Does anyone know gwagwa-karmo?

#bantilosha


Yes. That shithole. I don't call that place Abuja.
Re: What Is The Cost Of Living In Abuja? by ezewealth(m): 9:59pm On Apr 01
missyojo:


Have been hearing about FO1, I would like to know there one day.
The place just dey open, land their na 50M and above

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