Tips: Cost of Living in Ile-Ife, What is it like?

So you are considering relocating to Ile-Ife and want to have an idea of how expensive living in the ancient city can be?, you are in a right place.

Ile-Ife is a city in Osun State,  southwestern region of Nigeria with varying cost of living depending on several factors, such as accommodation, transportation, food, and entertainment.

Generally, Ile-Ife is considered to have a lower cost of living than some of the major cities in Nigeria, such as Lagos and Abuja. However, the cost of living can still vary depending on your lifestyle and preferences.

Here are some estimated costs for living in Ile-Ife:

Accommodation: The cost of renting an apartment in Ile-Ife can vary depending on the location, size, and amenities. A one-bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from NGN 150,000 to NGN 350,000 per year.

Transportation: The most common mode of transportation in Ile-Ife is by motorcycle followed by Shuttle buses popularly known as "Sabo Lagere" which plies the major road and OAU campus. 

The cost of a motorcycle ride can range from NGN 100 to NGN 500, depending on the distance while that of busses ranges between N100 and N200 depending on the distance.

You will also find a number tricycles on few routes in the city with fees starting from N100.

Food: The cost of food in Ile-Ife can vary depending on your dietary preferences. Generally, a meal at a local restaurant can cost between NGN 500 to NGN 2,000, while a meal at a more upscale restaurant can cost upwards of NGN 5,000.

Utilities: The cost of utilities, such as electricity, water, and gas, can vary depending on your usage. On average, you can expect to pay between NGN 10,000 to NGN 20,000 per month for these services.

Entertainment: The cost of entertainment in Ile-Ife can vary depending on your preferences. A movie ticket can cost between NGN 1,000 to NGN 2,000, while a night out at a bar or club can cost upwards of NGN 5,000.

It's important to note that these are just estimates, and the actual cost of living in Ile-Ife can vary depending on several factors.

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