Foodstuff Prices in Nigeria Today 2019

According to the world poverty index, worldpoverty.io, Nigeria tops the rest of the world as the country with the highest number of poor people living in it, followed by India who used to top the list.

Furthermore, the statistics shows that every day, more people fall into poverty in Nigeria while more people come out of poverty on a daily basis in India.

One of the criteria for calculating this is the availability of Food and other basic living needs.

Food, in general, has been seen as a basic need but in Nigeria, it looks more like a luxury. Prices of foodstuffs in Nigeria increases often without reduction and control due to inflation.

Nigeria has more than 23 million people living in poverty despite the abundance of fertile soil, human resources and great climate. And the number is increasing daily.

Feeding in Nigeria is not easy; the National Bureau of Statistics stated that an average Nigerian leaves below a dollar per day. This can be seen from the salary structure of the federal and state government where the minimum wage is 30,000 Naira per month.

The figure is miserable after subtracting basic expenses such as feeding and transport to work. The remainder can barely be used for something tangible.

As you read on, you’ll see the prices of foodstuffs and some of the reasons for the rise and fall in prices.

 

Price of (General) Foodstuff in Nigeria

The fact that prices of some foodstuffs increase across the country doesn’t mean some don’t come down. The most consumed food in Nigeria, rice, had a crash in recent months.

The price of a bag of rice saw a decrease from ₦19,000 to ₦17,500 in some parts of Lagos. Some sellers claim that Nigerian locally grown rice has penetrated into the market and resulted in a rise in competition. This, however, reduced the price of imported rice in the market.

This sort of change has also been witnessed in garri. Generally, the crash in the price of garri was reduced by over 50 percent during late 2018. This could be as a result of the season, which is a major factor that determines prices of agricultural produce in Nigeria

Unfortunately, there was a rise in price on some common foodstuffs like egusi seed and ogbono.

For egusi, the price fluctuates regularly as the bulk of it consumed in the country is imported. The price is affected by the continuous rise and fall of the Naira-Dollar exchange rates. Similarly, the price has of ogbono has been fluctuating for a while.

Find below the list of some general foodstuff in Nigeria and their prices.

  • 50kg of Rice (A Bag of Rice): ₦17,500-₦23,000
  • 25kg of Rice: ₦7000-₦8500
  • 5kg of Rice: ₦2500-₦3000
  • 5kg of Rice: ₦1200-₦1600
  • 50Kg Oloyin Beans: ₦30,000 –₦39,000
  • 25Kg Oloyin Beans: ₦15,000 – ₦19,000
  • 50Kg Olotun Beans: ₦29,000 – ₦36,000
  • 25Kg Olotun Beans: ₦14,000 – ₦17,500
  • Butter Beans: ₦33,000
  • 25KG Butter Beans: ₦16,500
  • 50Kg White Beans: ₦32,000
  • Brown Beans (50kg): N32,000
  • Tomato (1kg): ₦200-₦500
  • Sweet Potato (1kg): ₦3000-₦800
  • Onion (1kg): ₦250-₦500
  • Lettuce (1 head): ₦200-₦400
  • Yam (A tuber of yam): ₦700-₦1000
  • Bag of Ijebu Garri (80kg): ₦10,500
  • Bag of White Garri (50kg) ₦6,500 – ₦7,500
  • Bag of Yellow Garri (50kg) ₦6,500 – ₦7,500
  • Sweet Potato (Big Basket): ₦500 – ₦650
  • Sweet Potato (Small Basket): ₦300 – ₦400
  • Melon Seed (Egusi): ₦200- ₦250
  • Ogbono Seed: ₦200- ₦300
  • Okro: ₦50-₦1000
  • Coco Yam: ₦300- ₦1000
  • Groundnut (Fresh 1 Bag): ₦5,000- ₦6,000
  • Groundnut (Fried 1 Bottle): ₦500- ₦600
  • Spaghetti: ₦200- ₦300 (All Brands)
  • 1 Carton of Indomie Chicken ( 40pcs): ₦1,900 – ₦2,100
  • 1 Carton of Indomie Onion (40pcs): ₦2,100 – ₦2,200
  • 1 Carton of IndomieSuperpack (40ps):: ₦3,300- N3,400
  • 1 Carton of Indomie Hungry Man (24ps)- ₦4,300- ₦4,500
  • 1 Carton of IndomieBelleful (16ps)- ₦4,300- ₦4,500
  • 1 Carton of Chiki Noodles (40pcs) – ₦3,000- ₦3,200
  • 1 Carton of Golden Penny Noodles (40ps): ₦2,200
  • Pasta (Macaroni): ₦200-₦250
  • Starch: Tied in Nylons according to Quantity required
  • Golden Penny Semovita: ₦400- ₦3,500 (Depending on the Size)
  • Honeywell Semolina: ₦350- ₦4,000 (Depending on the Size)
  • Golden Penny Semolina: ₦350- ₦4,500 (Depending on the Size)
  • Honeywell Semolina: ₦400- ₦5,000 (Depending on the Size)
  • Poundo Yam: ₦500- ₦5,000
  • Yam Flour: ₦300 Upwards (According to Required Quantity)
  • Plantain Flour: ₦300 Upwards (According to Quantity Required)
  • Flour: ₦300- ₦3,500
  • Palm Oil (5 ltrs): ₦2,200- ₦2,500
  • Palm Oil (20 ltrs): ₦8,800- ₦9,000
  • Palm Oil (30 ltrs): ₦12,800- ₦13,000
  • Vegetable Oil Local (5 ltrs): ₦2,300- ₦2,500
  • Vegetable Oil (20 ltrs): ₦9,000- ₦9,500
  • Vegetable Oil (30 ltrs): ₦13,500 –₦14,000
  • Kings Vegetable Oil (5 ltrs): ₦2,900- ₦3,000
  • Wesson Vegetable Oil (5 ltrs): ₦4,500 – ₦4,700
  • Mamador Vegetable Oil (3.8 ltrs): – ₦3,000 – ₦3,200
  • Power Vegetable Oil (3 ltrs): ₦2,400- ₦2,600
  • A bag of Yellow Maize: ₦16,000- ₦18,000
  • A Bag of White Maize: ₦15,500-₦18,000.
  • Cassava Flour: ₦1,500 Upwards (According to Quantity Required)
  • Canned Fish (Sardines & Titus Brands): ₦400

 

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Price of Spices in Nigeria

There are several spices found in the African kitchen to make sweet delicacies. Without these spices, any food made will be tasteless. This is to say that the work of spices aside nutritional value is also to add taste to food.

Here, I’ve compiled a price list of some popular spices needed to cook a basic Nigerian dish.

  • Maggi (Sachet): ₦500-₦550
  • Knorr (Sachet): ₦500-₦550
  • Grinned Pepper: ₦300- ₦1000
  • Black Pepper: ₦300- ₦400
  • Chili Pepper: ₦100- ₦1000 (Depending on Quantity Needed)
  • Thyme: ₦120- ₦200
  • Curry: ₦120- ₦200
  • Powder Ginger: ₦80- ₦120
  • Powder Garlic: ₦50- ₦100
  • Potash (Akanwu): ₦20-₦50
  • Locust Beans (Dawa-Dawa): ₦100- ₦1000 (Depending on Quantity Needed)
  • Annapurna Salt: ₦50-₦100
  • Mr. Chef Salt: ₦50- ₦100
  • Dangote Salt: ₦70- ₦150
  • Nutmeg: ₦20- ₦100

Some of these spices are of high nutritional values. For instance, the black pepper has been proven to enhance weight loss, ease digestion, prevent cancer, and battle cold and cough.

The popular curry leaf has also been proven to help reduce blood cholesterol level and lower blood sugar level.

 

Prices of Perishables & Vegetables in Nigeria

  • Fresh Tomatoes: ₦100 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Cabbage: ₦100
  • Onion: ₦50 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Carrots: ₦50 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Green Peas: ₦100
  • Spring Onion: ₦200
  • Sweet Potato: ₦200- ₦400
  • Irish Potato: ₦200- ₦500
  • French Peas: ₦50
  • Fresh Pepper: ₦100 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Water Leaf: ₦50- ₦100
  • Pumpkin leaf (Ugwu): ₦50- ₦100
  • Bitter Leaf: ₦20- ₦100
  • Spinach (Green): ₦100- ₦300
  • Curry Leaf: ₦50 – ₦100
  • Scent Leaf (Eferin): ₦50- ₦100
  • Pepper Soup Spices (Powder): ₦200- ₦500

 

Fish and Meat Prices in Nigeria

Beef is the major meat consumed in Nigeria. It has been stated that Nigeria alone consumes over 80,000 cows. Other meats available on the market include goat meat, ram meat, and others.

On the other hand, white meats such as turkey and chicken are also heavily consumed. Nigerian delicacies are so unique that some foods need a special kind of meat to make them.

Egusi, for example, is mostly cooked using beef or goat meat with lots of fish. While sauce like rice stew is mainly cooked with chicken or turkey. Whatever your choice of food is, there’s always the right meat or fish to spice things up.

  • Stockfish: ₦120- ₦500
  • Tilapia: ₦600- ₦1500
  • Catfish: ₦1000- ₦3000 (Depending on the Size)
  • Croaker: ₦1000- ₦3,000
  • Titus: ₦500
  • Beef: ₦300 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Goat Meat: ₦500 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Kpomo (Cow Skin): ₦500 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Assorted (Intestine, Liver, Kidney, Stomach skin): ₦500 Upwards (According to Quantity Needed)
  • Chicken (1Kg): ₦1,200
  • Chicken (0.5Kg): ₦600
  • Turkey (1Kg): ₦1400
  • Turkey (0.5kg): ₦650
  • Gizzard: ₦300- ₦1000
  • Cray Fish: ₦50- ₦1000
  • Prawn: ₦50- ₦500
  • Ram Meat: ₦500- ₦5,000
  • Snail: ₦500-₦800

 

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Price of Beverages, Dairy & Drinks in Nigeria

The prices of beverages in Nigeria is quite fixed across any part of the country. Beverages are now so expensive as its sometimes a thing for the rich. Although, the companies have tried their possible best to make sachet sizes of their products to enable the common man to afford it.

The sachets averagely go from ₦50 to ₦100 across all manufacturers. The ones you see below are the bigger sizes.

I also added dairy products and drinks, especially popular ones. There is a huge competition in the soft drink industry where all of them have laced their price tag at the same level.

So far, Coca-cola coke has the highest market share; following on the list is Pepsi which has been a competitor for decades. Whatever your budget for soft drinks and dairy products, you’ll surely find your range.

  • 400g Powdered Tin Peak Milk: ₦1,150- ₦1,300
  • 900g Powdered Tin Peak Milk: N1,850-₦2,200
  • 500g Refill Powdered Peak Milk: ₦950- ₦1,200
  • 380g Refill Powdered Three Crowns Milk: ₦800- ₦1,000
  • 400g Powdered Tin Loya Milk: ₦800 – ₦1,000
  • 400g Refill Powdered Loya Milk: ₦750- ₦900
  • 500g Refill Milk Coast: ₦700 – ₦800
  • 500g Powdered Tin Dano Milk: ₦900 – ₦1,000
  • 900g Powdered Dano Milk: ₦1,650- ₦1,700
  • 500g Refill Powdered Dano Milk: ₦800 – ₦1,000
  • 500g Tin Milo: ₦1,000- ₦1,200
  • 900g Tin Milo: ₦1,900 – ₦2,000
  • 500g Cocoa Beverages Milo Refill 500g – N950 – N1, 000
  • 500g Refill Bournvita: ₦850 – ₦950
  • 500g Plastic Bournvita: ₦950 – ₦1,000
  • 900g Plastic Bournvita: ₦1,600-₦1,800
  • 500g Refill Ovaltine: ₦850- ₦950
  • 500g Plastic Ovaltine: ₦900- ₦1000
  • Coffee Nescafe Gold Blend: ₦1,600 – ₦1,800
  • 50g Coffee Nescafe Classic: ₦550 – ₦600
  • Dangote Sugar (50kg) – N17,000- N17, 300
  • Sugar St. Louis Sugar (Cube 500g) – N350- N400
  • Sugar Golden Penny Sugar (cube) 500g – N300- N400
  • 1 Bottled water: ₦50
  • 1 Carton of Bottled Water: ₦700
  • Coca Cola (Plastic Coke): ₦1700- ₦1800
  • Coca Cola (Fanta): ₦1100 -₦1300
  • Bigi Apple: ₦900- ₦1100
  • Bigi (Cola): ₦900- ₦1100
  • Bigi Tropical: ₦900-₦1100
  • Pepsi: ₦900- ₦1100
  • 5-Alive Juice; ₦500
  • Chi-Vita Juice: ₦350- ₦500
  • Hollandia Yoghurt: ₦400- ₦500
  • Caprisone: ₦100
  • Bobo: ₦100
  • Viju Milk: ₦150- ₦250
  • Soya Milk: ₦150- ₦300
  • Mayonnaise: ₦150- ₦500
  • Butter:: ₦70- ₦500
  • Bread: ₦80- ₦200
  • Sliced Bread: ₦250- ₦500
  • Egg (1 Crate): ₦750- ₦900
  • Pap: ₦50- ₦200
  • Custard: ₦200- ₦1500

 

Price of Fruits in Nigeria

Fruits are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Most times, people do not pay close attention to fruits. An average poor person in Nigeria thinks investing money on fruit to eat is a waste.

Fruits have continually proven to the world how powerful they can be. They are abundantly rich in several types of vitamins that can combat sicknesses and diseases.

Furthermore, some fruits are used as foodstuffs to prepare some African dishes.

For example, garden eggs can be used to make garden egg sauce, cucumber is also added as a spice in fish barbecue, pineapples are used to make home-made juice, plantain can be consumed either by boiling or frying. Plantain is also used to prepare plantain portage and snacks like plantain chips.

Here’s a price list of predominant fruits available in Nigeria.

  • Coconut: ₦100-300
  • Pineapple: ₦100-₦300
  • Cucumber: ₦50- ₦100
  • Banana: ₦200-₦500
  • Paw-Paw: ₦150- ₦300
  • Plantain: ₦300- ₦500
  • Lemon: ₦50- ₦200
  • Lime: ₦50- ₦100
  • African Pear: ₦100- ₦400
  • Avocado: ₦50- ₦150
  • Apples (1kg): ₦1,000-₦1,200
  • Cherry (Agbalumo): ₦50- ₦100
  • Mango: ₦50- ₦100
  • Guava: ₦50- ₦150
  • Cashew: ₦100- ₦400
  • Soursop: ₦400
  • Tamarind: ₦500
  • Tangerine: ₦100
  • Grapefruits: ₦100
  • Garden Egg: ₦50- ₦200
  • Local Strawberry: ₦500
  • Rose or water Apples: ₦500-₦700
  • Tropical pepper: ₦50-₦100
  • Wall-nut: ₦100-₦200
  • Banana (1kg): ₦400-₦600
  • Orange (1kg): ₦200-₦700

The prices of foodstuffs have witnessed a continuous rise and fall in the country. This is often attributed to seasons of crops, importation cost as a result of Naira-Dollar rates, lack of power supply, bad road network making logistics more difficult and lack of government policies to control prices.

It is advised to have prior knowledge of foodstuff prices before going to the market so that you don’t buy an item at an outrageous price.

It is normal for market traders to hype prices and it’s left for the customer to use his/her bargaining ability to buy this stuff. This should be your price guide; remember, as stated above, that prices fluctuate.

 

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Factors Affecting the Price of Foodstuff in Nigeria Today

The prices of foodstuffs in Nigeria are in a constant upward leap due to some factors.

Manufacturers of some of the packaged food blame the inflation on power supply expenses since many of them generate their own electricity.

For the distributors, they blame it on the manufacturers whom they buy from and the cost of transporting the good to their warehouses.

The prices of foodstuffs differ according to the market, supermarket, store, and area you live in. Some markets are closer to the source of the foodstuffs while some are farther.

It is often believed that foodstuffs like rice, garri, beans, onions, tomato, and pepper are very cheap in the northern part of the county while foodstuffs like plantain and banana are cheaper in southern states like Edo and Ondo. So, the prices are likely to change according to the place you live in.

City factors also affect the prices of foodstuffs. It is evident that places like Lagos and Port Harcourt have a very high standard of living in the country. This is so because of the mentality of the sellers who believe big cities like Lagos and Port Harcourt have working-class people who make money.

Many consumers blame the inflation on the government, who are not taking the hike in prices into considerations by not implementing strict laws to regulate pricing within the country.

Consequently, all these have led to the low purchasing power of the citizens. And as a matter of fact, led to poverty in the land.

 

Where to Buy Foodstuff in Nigeria

Foodstuffs in Nigeria can be purchased from the market. This is recommended — especially if you plan to buy it in bulk — as buying it in your locality (street) may be more expensive than the main markets.

You can also place orders for certain foodstuffs online from sellers on e-commerce stores like Konga and Jumia.

 

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