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Cheapest Places to Live in Enugu


There are lots of places you can live in Enugu but the problem is the price or your budget for a house. This is the reason why we came up with this post. This post is to guide you on the cheapest places to live in Enugu. Thus, you don’t have to break the bank to live in the places mentioned in this post.

It’s a fact that living in Enugu can be on the high side. The rent price and cost of living aren’t affordable. However, there is a way out of the situation as you can rent your house in the Los budget areas of Enugu. By doing this, you don’t have to worry about the cost of living, although you’d have to spend on transportation.

Nevertheless, checking how much you would save staying in low-budget areas is better than renting other places to cope with higher house rent, light bills, and so many more. Now, let’s take a look at these places.

Cheapest Places to Live in Enugu

1. Ugwu Aaron

This place is in a hilly location in Enugu. It is very cramped, and you would have to deal with poor social amenities and infrastructure. The wonderful thing about here is that it is very close to the city center like GRA.

It comes at a cheap price as you can rent a single room for 50,000, a self-contained room or room, and a parlor for around 80,000 to 200,000 naira. Then, a flat can be gotten from 200,000 to 300,000 naira.

It is very affordable but you’ll have to cope with bad roads, overpopulation, near houses, lack of greenness, noise, pollution, and dirtiness.

It is a good place to start life as a young working-class person in Enugu, and from here, you can easily assess other parts of Enugu.

2. Ugbo-Odogwu

Ugbo-Odogwu sits in a very good location. It is part of Trans Ekulu. It is close to GRA and Abakpa. For the people who start as civil servants in the city, it is a nice place to get. From here, you can easily access other main parts of Enugu.

The prices for houses are equally cheap as you can get a room here for 50,000 nairas. Self-contained rooms or rooms and parlors go for around 100,000 to 200,000 naira. For a flat, you can get it from 250,000 to 400,000 naira. It is in this location that you can get the cheapest set of flats in the entire Enugu.

Renting houses closer to the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway or closer to Phase Six will be a greater help to you.

However, you should know that there are poor social amenities and public infrastructure in this location. Though it is not too crowded, and the crime rate is low.

3. Iva Valley

This place used to be very cheap in Enugu until the main city encroached a lot into it, and expensive estates began to appear very close to the location. Presently, the status has risen. This, of course, doesn’t mean it is not affordable.

Close to vital locations like the New Market, GRA, and the Enugu – Port Harcourt expressway, this place is accessible to most places in Enugu. With a budget of 50,000 nairas, you can get a room here. A budget of 120,000 to 220,000 naira can get you a room self-contained or a room and parlor self-contained. For a flat, you should hold 300,000 naira to 450,000.

The social amenities and public infrastructure here is also pitiable. However, it is not as crowded and nasty as Ugwu Aaron.

4. Ugwuaji

There used to be a completely rural area belonging to the Awkunanaw people until Enugu city encroached. Presently, it is aggressively developing; though, unplanned and unkempt. It is still more like a rural or newly developing area.

The good thing about here is that it is very close to Independence Layout, Agbani Road, and New Layout. So, if you are a working-class person working in these places, Ugwuaji is an affordable place to get accommodation for yourself. .

Unlike other places mentioned, this place doesn’t have too much crowd and it is quite serene. The road here is better too. However, the other social amenities and public infrastructure are below par.

For 60,000 naira you can get a room for yourself here. Meanwhile, for 130,000 nairas to 230,000 nairas, you can get a room self-contained or a room and parlor self-contained. In addition, when it is a flat you intend to rent, you should hold 300,000 to 450,000 naira.

5. Coal Camp

Among all the places mentioned here, Coal Camp is the best place to rent a house for some reasons. One, it is in the main city and from here you connect to other parts of Enugu easily–it is close to Ogbete Market, New Market, and Old Park. Two, it is very developed. Three, you’ll enjoy the public infrastructure and social amenities enjoyed by most parts of Enugu.

There are parts of Coal Camp that are very much developed and it is no different from a better neighborhood. In the past, Coal Camp used to be bad but it changed with Sullivan Chime’s administration. The houses here are okay, just that they are way more expensive than what you’ll find in the locations mentioned previously.

You should keep around 70,000 nairas for a single room. For a room self-contained or a room and parlor self-contained, hold around 150,000 nairas to 300,000 nairas. Lastly, you should keep 350,000 to 500,000 naira for the flat.


If you are on a budget as you intend to rent a house in Enugu, the above-mentioned areas in the city are the cheapest places to live in Enugu. They are by far the cheapest place to rent houses in Enugu, and with a low cost of living.