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10 Most Expensive Cities Nigeria


1. Abuja

Abuja tops the list of expensive cities to live in Nigeria because it is the official capital of Nigeria. Most of head offices of government establishments, Hotels, e.t.c are found in Abuja. The standard of living in Abuja is so high that it is rated as the second most expensive city in Africa. No wonder Abuja is the most expensive city in the country.

2. Lagos

Lagos was once the capital of Nigeria in the past. Lagos is the largest commercial hub in Nigeria, with an ever growing population of 20 million people. Lagos is seen as the largest metropolitan area in Africa, and the second fastest growing city in Africa. Although, Lagos is the second most expensive city in Nigeria, with time it might topple Abuja because of its rapid development.

3. Portharcourt

Portharcourt is located in the southern part of Nigeria and it is the capital of Rivers State. Portharcout is the richest Nigerian state with the highest GDP and the Oil base of the country.

4. Warri

You might be asking yourself whether Warri is one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria? Well, I would say yes because our research showed that Warri was one of the first cities of civilization in Nigeria and also an oil producing state in Nigeria. Majority of international and local oil companies operating in Nigeria have their head-offices in Warri.

5. Kaduna

Kaduna has a large market and the industrial centre of Northern Nigeria. Popularly known for the manufacturing of textiles, steel and petroleum products e.t.c. It is located in the North western part of Nigeria. It is the fifth most expensive city in Nigeria to live in.

6. Asaba

Asaba is the capital of Delta state and the 6th most expensive city to live in Nigeria. With an airport and being an oil state among other industrial layouts, the cost of living in Asaba is high

7. Owerri

Owerri is the capital of Imo state. Owerri is known to have many hotels and also is a place where business thrives in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Oil was recently discovered in Imo state. The cost of living in Owerri city is very expensive but not compared to that of Lagos or Abuja.

8. Calabar

Calabar is ranked the 8th most expensive city in Nigeria and is the capital of Cross River state with a lot of tourist attractions. It is also among the list of beautiful cities in Nigeria one can live in.

9. Aba

Aba ranked 9th in the list of most expensive cities in Nigeria. Although, according to recent reports, Aba was blacklisted as one of the dirtiest cities in Nigeria, It is the main centre for trading in the south eastern part of Nigeria alongside Onitsha. Aba is the capital of Abia state

10. Enugu

Enugu is the tenth most expensive city in Nigeria to live in and it is located in South Eastern Nigeria

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