Naira (N)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$75

  • Hotel room: US$35–50
  • Two-course dinner: US$4–10
  • Coffee: US$1–1.50
  • Local bus ride: US$1–3

Midrange: US$125-200

  • Hotel room: US$100–150
  • Two-course dinner: US$20–35
  • Beer in bar: US$4–5
  • Short taxi ride: US$8–15

Top End: More than US$250

  • Hotel room: US$250–400
  • Two-course dinner: US$50–100
  • Glass of wine: US$10–15
  • Longer taxi ride: US$20–40


Bargaining is a handy skill in Nigeria, whether you're shopping in a market or negotiating with a taxi driver: always ask the price before getting in. You may be able to negotiate a deal when booking a hotel room.


ATMs are ubiquitous. GTB bank is the most reliable for foreign cards. At moneychangers, high denomination bills trade at a much better rate.

Changing Money

Find exchange bureaus at Alade Market on the mainland, or outside Federal Palace and Eko Meridien hotels on Victoria Island.