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Lagos vs Houston
Los vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Lagos

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Los
Outside city centre
Hou
Los

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Los
Outside city centre
Hou
Los

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Los
Outside city centre
Hou
Los

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Houston
Lagos

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Los

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hou
Los

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Los

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Los

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Lagos

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Los
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hou
Los
White bread 500g
Hou
Los
Eggs 12
Hou
Los
White rice 1kg
Hou
Los

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Lagos

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hou
Los
Beef round 1kg
Hou
Los
Local cheese 1kg
Hou
Los

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Los
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Los
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Los

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Los
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Los
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Los

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Lagos

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Los
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Los

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Los
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Los

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Lagos

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Los

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hou
Los

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hou
Los
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hou
Los

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Lagos
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth