The Prices of Food and Other House Commodities in Nigeria in January 2023 (Cost of Living)

Nigeria’s inflation rate is at its highest point in over 17 years, above 20%. This was made worse by the increase of the price of petrol, diesel, and other sources of energy in the last quarter of 2022. The inflation is still rising, and hardship is telling on Nigerians, January 2023 is not different. In this post, we’ll be presenting the prices of food, foodstuff, and other house commodities in Nigeria in January 2023 (cost of living).

At the moment, Nigeria’s cost of living is very high, just like it is being experienced in other countries. You should know this.

When we introduced this feature on our platform in November 2022, we planned on presenting it every month. You should know what to expect as you go to the market to shop for yourself and your family. The prices here are up-to-date, and should be a great guide for you.

As you know that inflation and prices if stuffs is hitting the roof, you should make proper budget and know what is very important for you to buy or not to buy. Below, presented to you are the list of the prices of these stuffs;

The List Prices of Food and other Household Commodities in Nigeria in January 2023 (Cost of Living)

You should know that the value of the currency used in the pricing of all these commodities is Naira.

1. Garri (A Painter): White 1200 naira, or Yellow 1400 naira

2. Quality Local Rice (Mudu): 1300. Painter (3000)

3. Less Quality Local Rice (Mudu): 1000. Painter (2500)

4. Spaghetti (1 pack): 400 to 500 (depending on the brand)

5. Noodles (1 carton): 3500 to 6500 (depending on the size)

6. Beans (Mudu): 800. (Painter) 2200

7. Palm Oil (1 liter): 1200

8. Groundnut Oil (1 liter): 1400

9. Tea Beverages (Medium sizes): 1200 to 1600 (depending on the brands)

10. Powdered Milk (Medium sizes): 1200 to 1600

12. Big Family Bread for 6: 1000 to 1500 (depending on the bread quality and company).

13. Ice Fish (1kg): 1500 to 2000 (depending on the location of the country and type of fish)

14. Beef and Pork (1kg): 1500 to 2000 (depending on the location of the country)

15. Egusi (1 milk cup): 350

16. Ogbono (1 milk cup): 1000

17. Potato (1 painter): 800

18. Yam (1 medium size): 1200 to 1500

19. Crayfish (1 painter): 3000 to 4000

20. Stockfish (1 kg): 6000 to 7500

21. Semovita (1kg): 750

22. Wheat (1kg): 600

23. Detergent (1 kg): 1200

24. Washing Soap (average size): 300

25. Plastic Drum (240 kg): 22,000

26. Plastic Tank (1000 litres): 180,000

27. 32 inches Flat Screen TV: 120,000

28. Cooking Gas (1kg): 950

29. 12kg Gas Cylinder: 26,000. 6kg Gas Cylinder: 14,000

30. Glass Electric Cooker: 8,000 to 15,000 (depending on size)

31. Modernized Bed Frame: 100,000 to 300,000 depending on size and fanciness.

32. Family Foam (from 10 inches 6 feet upward): 50,000 naira to 400,000 naira (this depends on the quality and size of the bed).

33. Three-seater Cushion: 100,000 to 350,000 naira depending on the richness and material. Use this price to determine the price of two, or a single-seater.

34. Curtains and Blinds: 20,000 naira to 100,000 naira a single curtain or blind to cover a door or window with all it’s metals and all.

35. Water (A Tanker): 15,000 naira to 20,000 naira depending on the location in Nigeria.

36. Generator: Small-sized Generator 50,000 naira. Medium-sized: 150,000 to 300,000

37. Fuel (A liter): 350

38. Kerosene (A liter): 900

39. Kerosene Stove (Medium-sized): 18,000.

40. Good Charcoal Stove (Medium-sized): 12,000.

41. Bag of Charcoal: 5000.

42. Chicken (1kg): 3000 – 4000

43. Egg (1 crate): 2000

43: Goat/Ram Meat (1kg): 2500 – 3500 (depending on location and type).


Presented in this post is this wonderfully researched list of prices of food and other household commodities in Nigeria in January 2023 (cost of living). In subsequent edition, we’ll be addinh other commodities. You should know that we simply gave prices that you can look up to, it doesn’t mean you should expect or coerce the seller to sell to you at that price. Thank you.