Top 4 Cheapest Places to Live in Abuja

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria built in the 1980’s, it replaced Lagos as the capital of Nigeria in 1991. The huge influx of people into the city has led to the emergence of satellite towns such as Karu Urban Area, Suleja, Gwagwalada, Lugbe, Kuje and small

Some of the Landmarks in Abuja such as Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre attract people of both religions in the state.  Also present in the city is the Zuma rock, Aso rock Villa, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and other notable places. Abuja is one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa as well as one of the wealthiest. Most countries have their embassies in Abuja after moving from Lagos. Abuja is the headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the regional headquarters of OPEC.

Below are some of the cheapest areas to live in Abuja.


  1. Kubwa

Kubwa has civil servants, businessmen, and women, commercial motorcycle riders, artisans and entrepreneurs forming the core of its population. It is a residential district in Bwari and is one of the major suburbs within Abuja’s metropolitan areas.

Businesses ranging from supermarkets, shops, general markets (such as Kubwa Market, site 2-phase 1 Market, etc.) dominate the environment.

It is highly dominated by middle-class people makes item rather affordable and available. One can get almost everything in this area in the market and surrounding areas. Accommodation and general life style is cheap in this part of Abuja.


  1. The Karu Urban Area

The Karu Urban area it is located in Central Nigeria, it shares boundary between Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).  Its population has been estimated to about 2 million people.

The urban area includes towns like Kurunduma, New Nyanya, Mararaba, New Karu, Ado, Masaka and newer, fast-growing towns such as One Man Village.

Getting a flat is Karu is affordable when compared to other areas in Abuja


  1. Lugbe

Lugbe is in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) it is one of the popular suburban settlements in Abuja which is largely residential and densely populated.  . Lugbe is divided into five districts namely Lugbe south, Lugbe north, Lugbe central, Lugbe west, Lugbe east. This makes it easily accessible for working class people hence the reason for its dense population.


  1. Kuje

Kuje is a busy market town with a range of roadside stores selling provisions, building materials, ironmongery, pharmaceuticals, tools, phone cards etc

Kuje is one of the few communities to have a magazine one of which is called Kuje Reflection, which carries local Kuje news.  Another is Konfam which is aimed at publicising kuje, it covers everything about Kuje.


Despite the rapid development and promise kuje holds, the cost of renting an apartment for low or average income earners is reasonable.


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