Lagos

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
84/264
Details
Large apartment$1055.05
Medium apartment$736.18
Rent index [score]0.84
Small apartment$417.31

Cost of Living

8
48/261
Details
5km taxi ride$4.80
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$0.69
Inflation [score]0.82
Lunch$3.70
Monthly fitness club membership$74.00
Monthly public transport$51.00
Movie ticket$5.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$23.77

Startups

6
56/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups15
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.51
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.21
Meetups groups36
Meetups members14415
Number of investors21
Number of startup events in the last 12 months231
Number of upcoming meetup events9
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events21
Startup events39
Startup events [score]0.49
Startups [score]0.72
Total number of startups220

Venture Capital

3
161/232
Details
Venture capital [score]0.28

Travel Connectivity

2
193/264
Details
Airport hub41
Airport hub [score]0.25
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

4
248/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Nigeria/Lagos
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

3
250/262
Details
Business freedom48.70
Business freedom [score]0.12
Freedom from corruption27.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.13
Lack of labor restrictions72.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.68
Time to open a business24.00
Time to open a business [score]0.73

Safety

6
203/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.16
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year33
Guns per 100 residents2
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.55

Healthcare

3
262/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.54
Healthcare quality [score]0.17
Life expectancy (years)54.46
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
252/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.36
Cleanliness [score]0.17
Drinking water quality [score]0.23
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

5
145/261
Details
Currency for urban areaNGN
GDP growth rate0.06
GDP growth rate [score]0.90
GDP per capita$6031.42
GDP per capita [score]0.11

Taxation

6
50/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.54
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes956
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

1
259/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.46
Internet access (download) [score]0.13
Internet access (upload) [score]0.15
Upload speed (Mbps)3.54

Leisure & Culture

2
258/263
Details
Art galleries47
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas23
Cinemas [score]0.36
Comedy clubs4
Comedy clubs [score]0.48
Concert venues61
Concerts [score]0.26
Historical sites5
Historical sites [score]0.21
Museums6
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues21
Performing arts [score]0.39
Sport venues17
Sports [score]0.31
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.18

Tolerance

6
176/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.01
LGBT Equality Index16.75
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.15
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rightsMale illegal, female uncertain
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

4
193/264
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)9.00
Water access [score]0.77
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Lagos are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$195$640
$417
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$74
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$35
Monthly public transport$51
Lunch$4
-59%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$23,654
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

1.50
Guns per 100 people
33
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Lagos in position 255 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Lagos

Population of Lagos

9,000,000
6,086 /km²
13/264
Density (people per unit of area)
13%
Growth in 2015-2020
Lagos

Demographics of Nigeria

Median age
18
Elderly people
3%
Life expectancy at birth
53
GDP per capita (in USD)
$6,031
248/261
Unemployment
24%
254/262

Languages

Common spoken languages
English

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UX Designer
10.00%
Marketing Manager
10.00%
C Level Executive
10.00%
Founder
10.00%
Copywriter
10.00%
Web Developer
10.00%
Operations Manager
10.00%
Other
30.00%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

312

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Lagos

Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. With an estimated population of 8.8 million inhabitants in the city, or rather 10.7 million in the metropolitan area, Lagos ranks second only to Cairo as the largest city in Africa.

The UN estimates that at its present growth rate, Lagos state will be third largest mega city in the world by 2015 after Tokyo in Japan and Mumbai in India.

The main districts are the mainland, Greater Lagos and the Islands. Three major bridges join the island to the mainland. They are the Carter Bridge which start from Iddo Island, the Eko Bridge (formerly called the Second Mainland Bridge) and the Third Mainland Bridge which passes through densely populated mainland suburbs through Lagos lagoon.

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