Cost of Living in Lagos

Summary about cost of living in Lagos:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ₦ 500.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10,000.00 ₦ 6,000.00-20,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2,000.00 ₦ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 ₦ 270.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ₦ 400.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,012.50 ₦ 800.00-1,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 130.00 ₦ 100.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 67.08 ₦ 50.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,775.97 ₦ 1,892.71-4,542.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 294.84 ₦ 226.80-362.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 487.61 ₦ 158.76-816.47
Eggs (regular) (12) 631.77 ₦ 480.00-900.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,474.18 ₦ 680.39-2,267.96
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 703.07 ₦ 408.23-1,088.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 607.81 ₦ 272.16-907.19
Apples (1 lb) 412.77 ₦ 362.87-453.59
Banana (1 lb) 215.46 ₦ 181.44-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 201.97 ₦ 90.72-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 249.48 ₦ 90.72-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 238.14 ₦ 136.08-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 151.20 ₦ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 350.00 ₦ 300.00-400.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 141.67 ₦ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,750.00 ₦ 1,200.00-2,200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 287.50 ₦ 250.00-300.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ₦ 400.00-1,100.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 250.00 ₦ 200.00-300.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ₦ 150.00-200.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20,000.00 ₦ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ₦ 400.00-1,500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 160.93 ₦ 88.51-1,126.54
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2,000.00 ₦ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 549.52 ₦ 548.88-556.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,500,000.00 ₦ 4,000,000.00-12,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,166,666.67 ₦ 5,000,000.00-19,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 15,233.03 ₦ 10,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.00 ₦ 15.00-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18,075.00 ₦ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 14,166.67 ₦ 6,000.00-23,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,333.33 ₦ 5,000.00-6,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,500.00 ₦ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 38,666.67 ₦ 25,000.00-62,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,625,000.00 ₦ 1,000,000.00-2,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 10,555.56 ₦ 4,000.00-15,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,944.44 ₦ 7,000.00-18,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 22,000.00 ₦ 12,000.00-30,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28,875.00 ₦ 15,000.00-40,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 268,181.82 ₦ 200,000.00-450,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 146,346.48 ₦ 60,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 407,333.33 ₦ 250,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 247,000.00 ₦ 100,000.00-500,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 38,709.26 ₦ 30,967.39-46,451.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 12,386.94 ₦ 6,193.42-18,580.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 90,633.33 ₦
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 20.43 18.00-22.00

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Last update: February 2018
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98 Comments so far

#Nigerian on Oct 31, 2017 :
Bill Silva, It is more likely a scam than true.

#Bill Silva on Oct 15, 2017 :
I've been communicating with a girl named Elizabeth Sylvester who lives in Lagos. She has told me she is in love with me. Recently she asked for money to help move her mother. Any red flags pop up here ? Anyone have any experience. Advice needed
#tunji on Aug 19, 2017 :
let me update you regading the food price in nigeria.i will mention food price in shoprite,parknshop and hubmart.all imported goods in hypermarkets in nigeria are overpriced.1kg of imported orange is 3200 naira,and 1 dollar=364 naira.if you want to buy cheap alcohol i recommend you Bazar in Ilupeju.on Shoprite one bottle of Martini is 4000 Naira,on Bazar is 3000 Naira.local oranges are dry,with bad taste.all Hypermarkets are full of low quality products,due the fact africans don't have much education in eating healthy.contrary,they think everything from supermarket is high quality.africans are poisoned
intentionally by soft drinks companies.nigerians are drinking coke like no other nation,thinking that coke is the most healthiest drink.
#hollywood on Apr 28, 2017 :
What is the price of a two bedroom apartment on the first floorin nigeria the middle class area i thinking about moving there for about 3 months
#Jamila on Mar 16, 2017 :
Looking for honest, reliable, and responsible business partner in Nigeria. I am interested in clothing, fashion, fabrics, models, fashion shows etc.

The partnership is 50/50 import/export.

No Nigerian scammers!
#Norma Lopez on Mar 15, 2017 :
I've been talking a guy who says he's in the army in Nigeria
I met him on Facebook, and been texting at first on messenger,then we switched to hangouts ! I have pictures he's sent but he can't call or can't send pictures, I've sent him money ! But icant do it nomore his name is Peter Harold deployed his uniform has the name Silva's can somebody help me
#victor on Feb 12, 2017 :
As long as naira has fallen a lot comparing with dollar,cost of living in Lagos is expensive.import products are 20-50% more expensive than Europe.1kg of orange is 1000 Naira on Shoprite and 3200 Naira on Europe 1kg of imported orange is 600 Naira.all the prices now in Nigeria are made according to the US dollar(1 dollar=497 Naira).house pricing is over ratted.even local products are getting more expensive.Nigeria has plunged into a terrible economical crisis,due the lack of economical knowledge from President Buhari.power system already collapsed 2-3 times,so don't expect too much,but power generators are part of daily life in Nigeria.if you wanna buy cheap alcohol,try indian Bazar.they are cheaper than Shoprite and Park'N'Shop.for taxi best is Uber,they are cheap and have good cars.from Shoprite Ikeja to Shoprite Surulere,i payed 1500 Naira.most of quality restaurant you will find them in Victoria Island.Iphones are cheaper than Europe,also cigarettes are cheap.stay away from any people asking money on line or any other cheap reason.think twice before using your bank account to pay.
#Maurice Abiagom on Jan 31, 2017 :
Lagos is very expensive/cheap depending on the,areas you plan on staying in lagos state for example living in mainland can be very cheap in terms of food,children school fees,housing,lifestyle and otber unlike the island which can be very expensive for instance a two bedroom apartment can be seen for 300k compared to the island where u can see it for 750k lots of difference,most public schools(free tution)are in the mainland compared to island where is filled with expensive international private can also buy food for as little as 100naira (local resturants)compared to the island where you can see it for 500naira so it dependa on where you stay in lagos a beautiful,welcoming and main hub for entertament in Africa
#Jerome Adams on Dec 31, 2016 :
My fiance is over in your country she need to get back to the state so we can get married I'm wondering I might never have another chance to married her not is Jasmine Hopson please help her get back to the state by January 9-2017
#E on Nov 24, 2016 :
I never been scammed for money but a nigerian girl did play games with my heart. I was talking to her for a few months & i wanted to add her as a friend on facebook & she denied my request so that gave me the gut feeling that she wasn't right. after that situation i asked her why did she deny my request she lied & said she never got it not knowing that i already knew she was a liar after that i just started to see that her soft words didn't match her actions. I just straight up told her that i had her all figured out & she can't fool me & instantly she didn't want anything to do with me anymore. Oh & not to mention i sent her 50 bucks but she never asked for it she just told me she was sick & needed memedicine. So i felt bad for here & sent it. I'm not mad about it i just look at it as a charity case now & i did a good deed by donating because what i did was from the heart, i just wish i didn't let her in so much of my life & get my emotions involved. Be careful because those nigerians have a way with words. That's karma on her end not mines so it's all good
#Fish fish on Oct 26, 2016 :
Thanks for the advice of the honest nigera people. I read more than one story that matches my own. Sounds like I've been scammed. Those who are honest keep up the good work.
#Anonymous on Aug 10, 2016 :
Nnabuike,Christopher, China. Anyone been scammed by this named person?
#Anonymous on Jul 30, 2016 :
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#Resident on Jun 25, 2016 :
For all you that are getting asked to send money for one reason or other, please do not send. You should be able to identify scams by now. That said, these people are a very small percentage of the population. Nigerians are mostly nice, welcoming and friendly to non-Nigerians.

Protect your heart and money from fraudsters
#Ryan on Jun 21, 2016 :
Sorri I mean does anyone no of a medical semernar in lagos this month june and a doctor from usa called Erick bonilla please get back to any1
#ryan on Jun 21, 2016 :
Does anyone no of a medical dinner at or a doctor call Erick Bonilla from the USA place get back to me
#Dee on Jun 04, 2016 :
I have helped alot of people bust some internet fraudsters giving Nigeria a bad name. If u need my help to verify the identity of anybody based in Lagos, i would gladly help. @deeescada
##Help on May 25, 2016 :
I have been in a relationship with this guy for about two months. I have sent him money. He told me he was in Nigeria for three weeks and would be coming to the US soon. I sent him money for his ticket and now he is saying it will be six months. We have skyped a few times. I know he is who he says he is but something is bugging me about this and I cant pin point it. I love him and I want to trust what he is saying. Help me think logical!
#Anonymous 6 on Mar 03, 2016 :
How can I verify if there is a man by the name of Wallace Cummings in Shepherd Specialist Hospital, Lagos Nigeria? I have tried calling and emailing the hospital with info obtained online, and I never get an answer or a reply. And how to verify if there is a doctor there by the name of Olotu Kayode; aka, Dr. Williams. And there is another contact name involved, Kingsley Ebewehele. If anyone knows how to verify any of this info, or if anyone has heard anything about any of these given names, I would appreciate any help. Thank you.
#sue on Feb 27, 2016 :
I have talking to a guy for five months and ha was suppose to be working there but it fell through. Very full on with his affections. Asking me now for money hotel and good. He is a white guy on his photos.
#Anonymous on Feb 06, 2016 :
Does any one no a shelton kerr who's a engineer in Lagos who lost money an need help
#Wale mike on Oct 27, 2015 :
NIGERIAN is a very good place to live as you can see nigerian CUSTOM IMPOUNDED CARS FOR SALES AT CHEAPER AND AFFORDABLE PRICE, INTERESTED BUYERS can CONTACT MARKET ZONAL OFFICER ON(08144056988) or (009234814405688)
E.G. Golf,2, 3, 4, 5,
from N400, 000-N400, 000. Toyota Camry big.
daddy=N650,000. Thanks
#Wale mike on Oct 27, 2015 :
NIGERIAN is a very good place to live as u can see nigeria CUSTOM are now IMPOUNDED CARS FOR SALES AT CHEAPER AND AFFORDABLE PRICE, for INTERESTED BUYERS can CONTACT MARKET ZONAL OFFICER ON(0814405698) note you see what you are buying befor payment
E.G. Golf,2, 3, 4, 5,
from N300, 000-N400, 000. Toyota Camry big.
#Anonymous on Oct 06, 2015 :
How does what is written on this post has to do with scam and scammers . This is statistics for you are the government for proper planning.
#Patriotic Nigerian on Sep 09, 2015 :
I want to use this platform to advise everybody here not to send money to anyone. They are all scammers.

They claim that they came to do some things in Nigeria but somehow, they need money to do one thing or the other. The question you should ask yourself before sending money to anyone is that why can't he/she contact his friend, colleague, family, employer etc instead of getting in touch with you a complete stranger?

Whatever information they give you as their own is there on the internet and belongs to someone else. Even the pictures, name, address are so true to doubt but I tell you, those informations are not their's.

They browse the internet and extract some vital informations that belongs to other people and what they do is that they impersonatea. So when they want to scam you, they just supply you with those informations. So when you search for those informations on the internet, you discover that they are correct, BUT you forgot that you have not seen them physically.

My advise is this. Do not send money to anybody who claim to travel to Nigeria from Europe or other part of the world.

Tell them to contact their families that they left in Europe for such. They can use the social media twitter, facebook etc to do so.

Majority of Nigerians are honest people.

We are going to put a stop to corruption and those
who spoil the image of Nigeria.

Our new President is fighting corruption and he has the support of all Nigerians.

God bless my country Nigeria
#Anonymous on Sep 08, 2015 :
I have been helping this guy last name Palmer in nigera he said he is in the army. If anyone else is helping him out plz let me know cause i am in a relationship with him. Ty
#tarun kumar on Aug 24, 2015 :
Company offers me 1200usd per month so please tell me is it ok to survive in ogun nigeria .
#VINAY TOMAR on Aug 19, 2015 :
Hi, a company is offering me 2000 USD / month net saving , is this ok
#ms bello on Aug 04, 2015 :
Dangote cement @factory price N1000 call distribution manager on:_08064288392
#Anonymous on Aug 02, 2015 :
I met a girl named bolanie Luis she said she is from Los angelos cali and we been texting for awhile she said she is over there taking care of her sick mom for two weeks she supposedly be back this week she has asked for a little bit of money for food she says she spent all on food and medicine have seen pics I am very aware of scams so I asked for some verification if really from USA and I checked number she texting from it is los angelos California area where she says she live I asked if need money how gonna get home if no money she said paid for when she bought ticket two way there and back already paid for she did provide a check that was from well Fargo Bank made out to her full name and everything looks authentic she says just need a little money to eat says cost of food is high is this true or lie I only sent her 30 dollars she said she inherited money cause her dad died she says her father is fro. California and mother from Nigeria am very confused because she is going out way to prove true but when I told her I could not got upset at first because I didn't trust her and I said sry world we live in but when I refused she complied and said okay but later I decided to send money cause I was trying to get her see what she do and she passed she was upset because she said she is starving to death is not asking for much I know is stupid send money to someone who ya don't know but she is going 100% out of way to prove I am so confused bad can anyone help me with advice or something what's best way find out scam any tricks of trade and her bolanie Luis any one know her or have been scammed by her could use advice how to 100% find out if true or not
#marrie on Aug 02, 2015 :
I meet a guy name Larry Shawn.he is a engineer and he lives in Texas but he went to Nigeria to do some work. Now he is asking for money for food and hotel stay. Do anyone else no him l have pictures and I met him on Facebook.
#Charles adekunle on Jul 14, 2015 :
A guy send me a msg on fcb he said i should register online betting account, which is william hill that after finish registering i should give him my user name and passwod that he is going to operate my account in other to help me make money and this registering of a thing requested for my credit or debit card. I want ask if it is normal and noting is going to affect my bank account.?
#wisdom on Jul 10, 2015 :
am a Nigerian living in Malaysia and have seen what guys are doing here and in my country Nigeria. pls if any one cook up a story, tell you how ebola kill his only son don,t believe him , even here in Asia same format , true love will not not ask for money and the story always the same, Nigeria is a nice country to live and do business but come to marriage or international relationship don,t send ,don,t trust until you meet him/her if you can,t believe then learn from others for more information about Nigeria me
#jayp on Jun 26, 2015 :
wow!!! This scamming ish is really getting out of hand ,but one thing is sure though Nigeria is one if the best countries in the world i say this because i ve lived in Lagos Nigeria all my live life .And contrary to .
My advice to you all is too take note of these posts and not to send ur hard earned cash only stranger you meet online. Their methods are almost alike and almost everyone shoud know a scammer when they come across one .In nigeria there are lots of expstriates wow!!! This scamming ish is really getting out of hand ,but one thing is sure though Nigeria is one if the best countries in the world i say this because i ve lived in Lagos Nigeria all my live life .And contrary to .
My advice to you all is too take note of these posts and not to send ur hard earned cash only stranger you meet online. Their methods are almost alike and almost everyone shoud know a scammer when they come across one .In Nigeria there are lots of expatriates mostly asians and foreign companies businesses like spas restaurants et al here z my email you are free to contact me for questions about Nig....
##Heart Broken on Jun 21, 2015 :
#Karen,I'm from the United States ,i have fallen in love with this man ,his name was Frank,Frank manipulated me into this love with him we text for about 2_3months. he swore that he loved me ask me to marry him ,and i told him that we needed to talk about it.oh well,Frank was suppose to come see me this month well he waited two days before his departure to ask me for money,the sad thing is this i knew that he was lying from the beginning,but being blindsided by what i wanted i was the fool,and the saddest thing about I'm still in love with him.maybe your Frank and my Frank are the same person.just curious.
#Anonymous on May 31, 2015 :
This is an important message for anyone who is worried about being scamed. I myself have a payee, so i need authentic reciepts for anything i purchase otherwise i tell people i just dont have access to my money without validation. Like if someone wants money for a plane ticket to come meet you my fedituary would by a tiket from the airport itself and have it cancled at a certain time via your request if nessesary. Anyway i wrote something on may 30. I know its not allways easy when emotions are involved. If they are relentless about you sending money thats a tale-tale sign. Set your kindness down along with your open heart and think diferently. You can allways change your name password and can allways block someone from comunication to you. A financial institution is one good bet. One good lie deserves another. The truth doesnt belong with a lie. And people are right, scams are a world wide concern not just one country.George Washington never knew the evil behind money like we
#Anonymous on May 30, 2015 :
Ya know... its totaly up to you if you want to send money to someone. When it becomes a "Scam" is when they have excuse after excuse for needing more. The Allmighty dollar is is losing its value more and more becoming meaningless in the end anyways. Give to people on thier birthdays or not at all whatever! What's more costly are your emotions! Keep them in your control you'll be much better off. Whats really bad is when money is hoarded. It needs to circulate and breath to be able to serve a greater purpose. I myself would rather hear from someone, look im broke can you spare a few bucks! Thats more respectable. If more people have a little money people are less desperate and society is better. You can agree with some of this i said or not it dont matter just like money in the end.
#Jess on May 30, 2015 :
This page needs more info for citations. Also, you are all being conned.
#anonymous on May 19, 2015 :
The woman that scamed me,a little money. Said send in security at hotel. His name is ONYEKACHI NGAKWE. Don't send money. Her name. Magdalena Wills. All a big scam.
#Emmanuel on May 09, 2015 :
Am a Nigeria and a University graduate in Psychology. I wish to travel out of Nigeria to work. I'm seriously in need of a job. Please whoever have connection should please help me. Here is my contact +2348139434461. Thks all.
#Michael on Apr 27, 2015 :
My advice to those of you that are thinking of sending money DONT! its all a scam!I have lived in and visited large cosmopolitan in my 55yr and im don't allow anyone to convince me to give them money! Believe me I've heard all these story's myself!Just tell them no that you are poor and cant eat yourself. Or there's always churchs you can send money to and have that person go pick it up there!
#Michael on Apr 27, 2015 :
I'm Michael. A 56yo GWM I have been invited to join another gay gentleman in Lagos, he will be there on business for his company, he has offered to send me the airline ticket and im to stay with hom in a suite at the Eko hotel &,suites.I'm well aware of the country's views on gay people!and wonder if I'm taking a risk visiting there? I don't look or come off as gay.Any thoughts or opinions? Thank you sincerly Michael.
#Shawn on Apr 23, 2015 :
Do they have government support in Nigeria for food, clothing and shelter? If not how do the poor get these things?
#Jitender Arora on Apr 17, 2015 :
hi friends,
i am jitender from india but now in nigeria.

nigeria is safe country but you have to take some precautions like never go alone after 7 outside, always prefer to go through personal vehicle.
if you need any help for nigeria then you can contact me at

i am in search of good friends
#jitender on Apr 17, 2015 :
hello friends,

i am jitender from india but now working in nigeria. for nigeria - its a safe place provided you have to take care of yourself. never go out after 8 alone. always go through personal vehicle.
if anyone wants to know more about nigeria then can contact me at

#deb on Apr 14, 2015 :
I have been in conversation with a man for over 16months he claims he is in debt to nigerian people and being held against his will. He needs large amount of money to be freed. I have a phone number, mailing address and speak daily. I do not wish to post his info as claims it could jeapirdize safety. Can someone help me determine validity of story. We spend hours 9n Internet n phone.
#Patty pen on Mar 01, 2015 :
I was scammed. They are asking for money and have bushel full of stories. Never send money to someone u haven't met. If u can't live skype them maybe that's a clue. Don't go there. It's very dangerous. Stay in usa please. Or u will have regrets. I can promise u
#mmale on Feb 17, 2015 :
to all of you on here I just have one thing to say to you Nigeria is all scammers and believe me when I say this because I was scammed for a lot of money and as for you dean I would of never send 200 for paper work that was just a scam I know someone fail for that too. well people be careful scam are all through Nigeria and other country's so be careful and never send money to anyone.
#Jacques on Feb 11, 2015 :
Does Eric Williems sound familiam to anyone. I have talked to him by text mssg for a couple of years. He says he is no longer a scammer. He is from Nigeria but lives in So Africa. Can't find job because fee so high to get job permit. Wants my help off and on all the time (money).
#Lauretta Lancaster on Feb 07, 2015 :
Bob Teal Wayne Spooner ... I hope he is real .... not scammer sigh
#Mairaj uddin on Jan 21, 2015 :
Hi I m an an offer from it safe to live much salary is enough for decent living in Lagos.I heard that it is dangerous to live in Nigeria.
#Tyler on Jan 13, 2015 :
After reading a lot of comments.i realized a lot of people have been chatting with some nigerian lovers online.First of all not all nigerians are scammers but i'll tell you there are a lot of youths engaging in it .The only advice i can give you is to tell these so-called lovers to leave you alone.They're all scammers.don't get decieved by the sweet words and mind you this is coming from a Nigerian
#Sue Ann on Dec 11, 2014 :
I am Sue, would like to know more about Nigeria.. coz I would like to inject and invest business opportunity there..
Like Beauty, skin care or make up and/or in F&B business. Hence, I would like to learn more about their standard of living and life style.. and understand there are quite a huge of number of Chinese working there.
Please, can anyone of help to provide some information to me.. I would personally fly over by mid of next year to check it up as well. Thank you!
#Julie on Oct 31, 2014 :
Why are there so many scammers in Lagos Nigeria. Is it true there is no work there. I know a scammer and this is what he tells me. There is no work unless you are very well educated. Also does the power go off a lot there. I have never sent him money he only asked once when I first met him but as be talk he told me he was a scammer. I enjoy talking to him. He seems to want nothing from except to chat sometimes on line.I just wondered by there is such an increase in scamming. Is it because they are lazy and can make easy money or because they can make more money scamming than working. Thanks
#tracy on Oct 31, 2014 :
I meet this guy off internet nelson Hubbard or Brian Hubbard ..and at first all he talked about was his job then when he ask for money I sent it a coupe of times then I figured out he was a scammer I stopped he started treating to kill me or my kids
#abhilash nair on Oct 28, 2014 :
Good day to all my brother's ...
First of I am a human being :) from india and i am a civil engineer. have got a job offer from lagos .. the company will provide accommodation transportation with local alovenc (N96300) +salary 1500usd . I am planning to take my family along with me please let me know is this salary will safe for me to live over there .
#myself and i on Oct 21, 2014 :
I'm Nigerian. I believe Nigeria is wonderful. It's a safe place to be with diverse, beautiful and wonderful cultures. However, I cannot over emphasize a truth that only a dense and foolish man will bypass: NEVER TRUST A STRANGER. Every city, every land, every country promotes this rule. Why? Because human beings are dangerous. Whether black, white, brown, red or yellow. In fact, if you're very conversant with the news, you'll know that Nigeria is one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world. Sometimes, I marvel at Nigerians who take this country for granted. The only challenge in this country is CORRUPTION. But then tell me, which country is free of corruption? India, UK, USA, Australia? NONE! The only advantage that some of these countries have is that their governments perform 75% of their societal duties. We don't experience bullying, outright rapes and serial murders like some countries do. Nigerians are FREE to express themselves. We lash out at the corruption of our leaders if need be, we openly practice our cultures and beliefs. It is only in Nigeria you find people pray for you when you start to demonstrate behaviours contrary to your gender. Nigerians stand up for each other. It's only in Nigeria people that don't know you mourn with you, rejoice with you, correct your child for you. Nigeria is a strong nation with a strong people. There is no country on the face of the earth where you won't find a Nigerian, because we can SURVIVE anywhere. If you claim to have been scammed, it's simply because of your stupidity and ignorance, it's not a Nigerian factor. You can get scammed by any one from any race, any country, any gender, if you allow it. There's a Yoruba Adage that says, "Eni to n wofa nifa n mu." Meaning: "It's the man who goes out looking for traps that gets trapped."
#Laura Harden on Oct 15, 2014 :
I have been email texting and talking on the phone to the guy by the name of Shawn Grant. He sent me a passport ID via email. He says he needs money for documents. He lost his luggage. He says he loves me?
#kumar on Oct 09, 2014 :
I am indian , I want to about Nigeria lagos salary structure,my salary is 1200USD,ITS OK OR LOW PLS EXPLAIN ME
#paul farrell on Sep 26, 2014 :
Hi time looking for woman by the name of Christy dank, from the UK but studies in nigeria.
#Priscilla Jones on Sep 17, 2014 :
Hi I meet this guy and we have been talking
for three months and he hasnt asked for anything .but he do say he need money to come here so we can be together. I would like to know how much a green card and visa cost from Lagos.i have talked to him over the phone have see pictures of his family but how could I really be sure it his family.he gets so angry when I mention to him about these scams I havent sent anything to him. But I surpose to please someone tell me do this sound like a scam
#Deloran Lee on Sep 16, 2014 :
Elizabeth Please pleasssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeee the man is lying and laughing at you. HE IS A SCAMMER OF THE WORST KIND. DON'T SEND HIM MONEY BLOCK HIM AND KEEP THAT LYING MAN AWAY. YOU HAVE BEEN PLAYED. He will need your help to come anyway. OMG! He got money from u and see he canget more it will always be about money with him.
#Deloran Lee on Sep 16, 2014 :
There are a lot of scammers on the web anybody ask you for money is a scammer. I traveled to Nigeria and Ghana on several occasions and there are a lot of TEENAGE KIDS AMERICAN WOMEN THAT YOU THINK ARE FULL GROAN MEN BUT ARE REALLY KIDS. PLease don't fall for they are working in Nigeria. If they are in Nigeria they are living there. They are not contractors they are liars liars liars. Not all in Nigeria are bad but you must be careful. Please read about scamming before you even began a international relationship and my advice. Chat on video. Skype if they can't they are gaming.
#Nigerian Entrepreneur on Sep 10, 2014 :
@Elizabeth, I'm sorry to say but you have fallen for a typical Nigerian scam. I hope the damage wasn't as bad as since the price was a merely 2,000USD. Wish you the best of luck.
#anon on Sep 05, 2014 :
Hi, I'm looking into a potential scammer Susan Milton from Lagos. Any info is appreciated.
#jerry on Aug 08, 2014 :
my wife has been talking to a guy from nigeria who name is Tim he says he hales from chicago and is 50 years old does anyone else no of this guy he has asked my wife for money and i want to find out about him
#Elizabeth on Aug 06, 2014 :
You know Pretty you are very smug and quick to belittle other people. You couldn't possibly understand unless you've been through it. Yes, I've probably been scammed but if I have I'm not alone. Millions of very smart people around the world have been scammed by these people. If you don't know what you're talking about and you obviously don't, you should keep your mouth shut!
#Pretty lib on Aug 04, 2014 :
To Elizabeth, you've been scammed Sweetheart!!! WHY ARE GROWN PEOPLE BEING SCAMMED?!!! RULE OF THUMB: If you have not met them in person and know them personally for years and they have proved themselves to be worthy of getting money from you, DONOT SEND ANYONE MONEY!!! PERIOD!!!
#Elizabeth on Aug 03, 2014 :
I have been in a relationship with this guy in Lagos for 2years. He supposedly was stopped in customs and detained with a package containing cocaine. He said he didn't know there was cocaine in it. He was flying home to be with me. He is in jail and he says they want a $2000 bribe and they will let him go. I had sent him money to pay for the plane ticket. How could I find out if he is really in jail?
#Anonymous on Jul 26, 2014 :

If any Indian wants to know about lagos Nigeria can contact me as I am an indian so I can only tell about my country comparing Nigeria Lagos
#Anonymous on Jul 15, 2014 :
A company has offered me a salary USD 3000pm + US D 800 for + Accommodation + Paying Utility bills + Children's education+ Transport. Is this a gud salary please let me know.
#David Irvine on Jul 04, 2014 :
Has anyone heard the name coleen hayes or coleen lola or similar I would like to hear from you as I believe I'm being scammed after reading some of the storys here
#vijay on Jun 27, 2014 :
I got a offer in nigeria lagos location is it right place to work and i heard nigeria is the very risky area, is it right place to work and what is the cost of living in nigeria of mid class people.
#anonymous on Jun 07, 2014 :
I met this guy name Nicholas Simpson online and he claims he work as a contractor from New Jersey now located in,largos Nigeria he seems nice and everything but asked if I can help him out with money until his client come back from out of town but something don't sit right with me could he be a scammer?
#Ola fash on May 16, 2014 :
I am a nigerian and i would not deny the presence of scammers in this part of the world.. I happen to be a low-class citizen living on the main land in lagos and i know this scammers.. They are increasing in their number and so also are the tactics they use in defrauding people.. My advice would be for you not to trust anyone who claims to be white but is based in nigeria and is having issues and needs money to solve his/her problems..
Dont be suprised if the laday or man that appears to be an adult is actually a 16 years old boy..
The level of poverty in this country is what is actually leading more and more people to scam..
#Tim F on May 12, 2014 :
I believe I am being scammed by a women named Stacey Calvin. She says she is going to school there and she is from Providence Utah. We have been talking for about 3 weeks now and has asked me for money on three different occasions She is living in logos. She talks about how she wants to marry me and have my children. It sounds to good to be true. I mean you sometimes hear about people falling in love and having a long distance relationship until they meet face to face. I'm just wondering if she is la jet. I have sent her money, but I will cut her off in a heart beat. Any one care to help me out with this one.
#Ruth on May 12, 2014 :
I mat Peter Garcia on line from Facebook and he said that he is from Texas but went to Nigeria Africa to work as a engineer contractor. He has sent me a copy of his check and said that he couldn't come home because IRS said that he needs to pay taxes on his check before he can leave Nigeria. He already have his plane tickets. But he said that he needs $1850 inorder to leave. We said that we are both in love with each other.
#Jean on Apr 26, 2014 :
I meet this guy on line he has call me a couple time by phone from Lagos we have talk on line for a month then it started asking for money . Say the inspector will not pay him until his crew finish the job there, now he need money for cell and internet fee and food. He claim his home is from Texas . Every week he want money
#Anonymous on Apr 24, 2014 :
I was also a victim of a scam - His name Michael Adeniyi - he was always claiming to being hungry and his employer not paying him for his work contract.
#dave on Apr 06, 2014 :
Has anyone heard of Tathiana Smith claiming to be college student. She always askes for money and wants it sent to the name yomi benson. She also claims her parents are dead and her father has left her a large sum of money. The catch is she must be married to collect it.
#Segun on Apr 01, 2014 :
Important Notice: (1) don't ever send money to anyone you met online in Nigeria or even Africa, it's a scam. Please for your own sake, don't try it coz you'll regret it. (2) Don't go there to get married to anyone, they are using you as means to travel abroad and get a green card. They claim they love you but they are pretenders and wil hurt you alot. I'm a nigerian and nigeria is a safe country to live in, but anyone you met online claiming to be whatever is LIE.
#frances magouirk on Mar 31, 2014 :
Do the lights go out there quite a bit. I am texting with a guy working over there. He says he can't get back because of different fees that it is costing him
#sid on Mar 20, 2014 :
hi im an indian ... got job in port of lagos.. is it safe to live there ? how much salary should i demand for a decent living ? are there many hang-out places ?
#Fisayo on Mar 15, 2014 :
I am in total shock that people are even responding to many of these scammers. Guys, get a grip of your hearts and use your head.

Here are some no-brainers:
1) Dont send money to anyone/non-reputable company via the internet

2) Dont even nurture the idea of travelling to see your 'online' lover. How does that even feel safe to you even in your country (ok some countries are that safe)

3) Many jerks use religion as a cover for crap. The global list is endless starting with terrorists

4) There's something called the internet. I bet you can find similar stories like yours.

5) There are many local kings/chiefs but very few are important in our country. I bet i am even a prince if i check my ancestry well

6) If a businessman cannot get support from his local friends/family or bank, there's obviously a credibility issue.

Just for the record, I am a Nigerian; and we are hospitable and honest people. But there are those few ...
#phyllis tallent on Mar 08, 2014 :
Hello, I have been trying to find out if this guy I met on Facebook is on the level or a scammer.He is Italian, Alex Andrew Barhling is his name. He sent me a friend request and I accepted it. He says he is a civil engineer working in Nigeria for several months.After talking for three times on chat he said he needed to come up with some money about getting his work and documents straightened out and he needed me to please help him. I told him no I couldn't do that and after a while he said he didn't have anything to eat and if I could send him anything it would help but I didn't so I didn't hear from him for a while but then he started in again saying he was still stuck over there and he's asking for some money to eat on and I would like to know if its a scam or not, cause I don't know what to make of it. If you could tell me I would be grateful. He says he loves me and wants to marry me and live in Florida at his home...
#Nurissa on Mar 08, 2014 :
Ok i'm talking with this guy from the UK but in Lagos on business he hasnt asked for any money and is even offering to pay for me to come see him i am skeptical because some of these stories sound like what he says but the only diffrence he dont ask for nothing can you please email me i have his information thanks
#Nic on Mar 07, 2014 :
Hi just wanted to know if someone can help me identify if the person I'm talking to in Nigeria is a scammer they asked for money thru western union
#kerry on Mar 06, 2014 :
My friend left Texas went to lago Nigeria to work son was hurt need 500 for medicine & 4500. For staying over his time now needs pay tax to get out of there.can this be true???
#anonimous on Mar 05, 2014 :
hi i have been texting a girl named Amy Shelton, she said she is from California and her parents pass away so she had to move on London but now she is in Nigeria waiting to get his parent inheritance! she has giving me many excuses! im tired of hearing her excuses. she said that she need money for food and always asking me about money! now she wants me to send it to her trough westernunion or moneygram by another name moreneik Shelton! she said she is christian and that she loves God. she is using God to convince! someone knows about this woman? need advice
#Bob N on Mar 04, 2014 :
I need help identifying a possible scammer. I have a name and picture. And a address ?? if true or not. Please contact me. Thanks
#Dan on Feb 24, 2014 :
who can help me regarding scammers?
#Laura on Feb 20, 2014 :
I was dating this young man from Lagos Nigeria for about 8 months and I have sent him money and some personal items for himself and his family!!! He asked me to marry him and I was going last November when my brothers intervened and stopped me from flying out!!!! Then I was to fly out this month, but ended up getting ill, I told Isaac and he was like so upset and like he didn't believe me for some reason?!!! Recently I have been trying to contact him and now I have gotten no reply from him at all!!! His celll phone is out and he won't pick up my text I leave him, I don't even know if he even gets them!!! I think it is so sad how they use "God" but then it's okay to take money and play with other people's heart and feelings!!! Lesson Learned...
#Kelly Alipour on Feb 18, 2014 :
How much is a marriage license to get married to a Nigerian Citizen in the court? I am an American who will be getting married there. Can you please tell me exactly how much is the license to marry at the Court House? I have been given a cost, and I just want to varify it. Also, do both of us have to get an HIV/AIDS test?

Thank you,

#help on Feb 14, 2014 :
OH.....and if anyone wants to get factual information about lagos am also there for you guys !
#help on Feb 14, 2014 :
if anyone needs professional help with identifying scammers,you can contact me and as for the bro that commented down about his daughter shouldn't worry cos that young man his taliking about is not a scammer !
#Hope on Feb 11, 2014 :
I want to let people know of some scammers in this area that are using the USA military as their careful as the one I have chatted to is scarily good at this. He will try to hook you in then ask for money for "stuff". He then will try to say he's not eating good (and yes while this can happen in the military its very uncommon), he will also say his phone is messing up. When you let him know that you can't send money he will try to guilt you into it. Just be cautious and go with your gut. This guy told me it was extremely expensive to get items there and I see from your list its no worse there than here.
#unknown on Feb 11, 2014 :
Also suggest me the tentative amount which I can save on monthly basis. My location will be in LAGOS.

there is also a condition that they will deduct 25% of salary every month for 1 year as security.

plz suggest the food expense and will it be enough for a person to save in this salary?

looking for a reply from your side.

#Ademola on Feb 03, 2014 :
Do you need an accommodation is Lagos or Abuja? Short stay or long stay? Whatever your choice, we are poised to offer you the best services at affordable prices.

Thank you.
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