Food Prices in Lagos, Nigeria

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Western food types)

Milk (regular), (0.25 liter) 175.00 ₦
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (125.00 g) 78.75 ₦
Rice (white), (0.10 kg) 60.62 ₦
Eggs (2.40) 110.35 ₦
Local Cheese (0.10 kg) 425.00 ₦
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.15 kg) 191.25 ₦
Beef Round (0.15 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 231.00 ₦
Apples (0.30 kg) 258.88 ₦
Banana (0.25 kg) 108.54 ₦
Oranges (0.30 kg) 119.24 ₦
Tomato (0.20 kg) 114.29 ₦
Potato (0.20 kg) 96.67 ₦
Onion (0.10 kg) 42.50 ₦
Lettuce (0.20 head) 68.67 ₦
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person2,080.75 ₦
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
64,503.33 ₦

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Asian food types)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (50.00 g) 31.50 ₦
Rice (white), (0.25 kg) 151.56 ₦
Eggs (2.40) 110.35 ₦
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.20 kg) 255.00 ₦
Beef Round (0.10 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 154.00 ₦
Apples (0.25 kg) 215.73 ₦
Banana (0.25 kg) 108.54 ₦
Oranges (0.15 kg) 59.62 ₦
Tomato (0.20 kg) 114.29 ₦
Potato (0.20 kg) 96.67 ₦
Onion (0.10 kg) 42.50 ₦
Lettuce (0.10 head) 34.33 ₦
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person1,374.09 ₦
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
42,596.72 ₦

Food prices from our Cost of Living Section

[ Edit ] Range
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,649.79 ₦ 2,271.25-3,028.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 285.76 ₦ 226.80-362.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 274.99 ₦ 158.76-430.91
Eggs (12) 551.73 ₦ 380.00-840.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,927.77 ₦ 1,587.58-2,267.96
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 578.33 ₦ 453.59-816.47
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 698.53 ₦ 635.03-771.11
Apples (1 lb) 391.42 ₦ 340.19-453.59
Banana (1 lb) 196.93 ₦ 136.08-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 180.30 ₦ 90.72-353.80
Tomato (1 lb) 259.20 ₦ 181.44-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 219.24 ₦ 158.76-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 192.78 ₦ 136.08-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 343.33 ₦ 150.00-650.00

Last update: June 2017
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14 Comments so far

#Brett Hunter on Jan 27, 2017 :
A woman I met on facebook is telling me it costs her $30 usd a day for food. I told her that sounds impossible because here in the USA I survive on $125 a month for my food expenses and I am retired and do not eat at restaurant but once or twice a month.
Is she trying to swindle money from me asking for $200usd a month for food for herself in Lagos? She claims she really needs $300usd to eat well but $200usd will get her by. Is she scamming me?
#ben edon on Sep 22, 2016 :
I thank you for the effort in your daily/monthly estimated consumption of food per person. How does these affect a monthly salary earner of N18,000 and a family of six, a couple and 4 kids.
#Rich on Apr 13, 2016 :
pls i am begging the leaders of this country to do something about this expensive and cost of things.
#Sabarinath on Jan 05, 2016 :
Whether the Vegetarians can find food in Nigeria?If So what will be the rate/Day?
#JOHN on Dec 09, 2014 :
BREAD $2 APPLE $0.30/piece chicken $6/kilo cucumber $0.20 cereals oats $2 the only major problem is the epileptic power supply as for security jst try to be at d riit place at d right tym for mre info and inquiry
#aamarillis on Nov 26, 2014 :
hi everybody,
I will move to Lagos end of January for half a year and I am trying to calculate the living costs that I will have. could anybody tell me out of experience how much you spend for food per month? This food calculation above calculates with 3,6 eggs per day and I have the feeling that it is not really accurate...
##Mimi-Ali on Oct 06, 2014 :
I grew up in Nigeria during the 60's. That was shortly after independence from the British. Life and cost of living at that time is nothing compared to now. It may sound foolish to say this: Life was much easier when the British were in charge. Food was affordable, elementary school education was free and medical care in a general hospital was free for children age 17 or younger. Housing was affordable as families stayed closer, helped oneanother; and the young did not run off to big cities. Best of all, small towns have "usable" roads good enough for bicycles, cars and ofcourse persons on foot. The then Ministry of Works took care of the roads. Government employees "laborers" like we used to call them went about the towns with shovels and other hand tools and kept the roads/streets in order. I can speak for another hour about the good old days. All I am saying now is that I agree with others that life in Nigeria is out of control and hellish. For everything, prices have gone crazy! Despite all the technological advances, increase in common knowledge and availability of natural resource such as oil, Nigeria has not become the little, livable mother-land of the free which the people have hoped for when independence was fought for and demanded from the British. The "free" Government of Nigeria has not delivered! The people have been waiting and hoping for the better since 1960. When will elementary school classrooms have desks and chairs again? When can common man in Nigeria afford to feed his family some rice and stew on Sundays again? when? I wonder what the British think of Nigeria now.
#farrah duru on Jul 22, 2014 :
Recently moved to Lagos state from America. I am getting homesick for some of my American dishes, any markets that sell American imported food that you know of? Either LAGOS state or IMO state.
#janet on Apr 30, 2014 :
I feel our should export things like bitter leaves,Hausa slippers[make sure that they are export quality and not some thing.Even our batik materials,we should open our villages for tourist from other lands to see the traditional handicrafts and also the Nigerian art work this will help to raise the economy of our country. our Nigerian peeair fruits could be exported to let people outside know the kind of fruits grown in our country. Wasted empty parks could be made into beautiful parks. There should be more houses for people to live in such as the low cost housing.There should be some kind of ration shop for those whose salaries are below naira one hundred thousand.We give lights to neighbouring countries and we sit in darkness. why can't we export our moi moi and akaras or just the batter in powdered form.
#anonnymous on Apr 30, 2014 :
I am surprised at my country with everything it has.we grow yam for garri and you pay through your nose inorder to buy like say this garri dey come from another country. We go get oil plenty and yet we have to queue in a line to buy petrol and kerosene and it is so very expensive to buy and some people give up and use charcoal and firewood to cook.And at the end! of the day they say shortage of petrol!They increase the house rent so high that the best place to sleep is under the bridge.There is more than much of jealousy in our country that no one can see another man rise higher than himself but why is it like this in our suppose to be civilized land.Before a person can get a job he/she has to bribe but if you are the child of some distinguish personel than when your child is still in the university he/she is sure of getting a promising job with a very big salary whereas a graduate from a poor home gets no job the reason that he can't pay the bribe.
#Jim on Feb 20, 2014 :
What is the wholesale price for a bag of royal stallion rice now and where can i buy
#Idosa on Dec 21, 2013 :
Plants and animals have the innate capacity to produce what they need to sustain life. For a naturally endowed, intelligent people with a rich cultural heritage as Nigerians not to be able to provide enough food for their young and old is unnatural.
Nigerians must demand a change, first in their education, second, in their leadership and third,their individual value- judgment.
It is not education that liberates, but education of the right kind. Someone once said "when the incapable leads the capable, no one is capable". If we deserve better and we know it, we must not settle for less and we must not go hungry in the land of plenty.
#Chris on Dec 20, 2013 :
The minimum price indicated in this data is not correct or is probably based on supermarket prices.

The fact is, there are a lot of inexpensive products of the same quality sold mostly in open markets. However, not every open market is accessible to foreigners.
#Sunday on Sep 10, 2013 :
Its really alarming how the prices escalates everyday. I dont know if the governments are existing.i bet they got to do something to help the people.