Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria, this has impacted in a lot of things in the state including high cost of transportation around the state.

We will be taking a look at the cost of transportation around major destinations in Lagos for the working class , we will be calculating how much the working class spend going to and fro around Lagos and the cost of rent per year.

We believe most Lagosians spend the same amount on transport and rent every year.

Our calculation would be cost of transport and total working days, it would be total cost in a day that is to and fro, we have a total of 261 working days in 2019

NOTE: some of this prices fluctuate a lot due to rain( sounds funny right) when rain falls in Lagos forget it the transport fare will always be high, infact sometimes you wont see buses, which make some people trek or enter bike to their destinations or if there is so much crowd that means so much money for danfo buses(yellow buses).

Equally from obalende or cms, people usually would want to go to locations inside Victoria island or ikoyi you would need to enter buses to go around, do you know from obalende to bonny camp starts from ₦100 or national open university of Nigeria or Ikeja where you have to take keke to opebi, oregun or any place in Ikeja starts from ₦100.
We will start our destinations from places like Iyana ipaja, ikotun and end at the work place locations like yaba, obalende/cms, lekki/ajah, ikeja.

We excluded places like abule egba because the cost of transportation from those places are very high compared to Iyana ipaja as more people enter transport from Iyana ipaja.

We are putting the average salary of the Lagos Working Class at ₦70,000 Monthly, we will be using this to
We will be using the yellow buses (danfo) as examples, as brt don’t function in some route example ikotun to oshodi or egbeda to obalende. You cant see brt routes here

Lets roll
Private Car Owners Spend at least ₦1,500 daily on fuel x 261 working days
Total Cost in a Year = ₦391,500

Ikotun to ikeja = ₦250 X 261 working days
Ikeja to ikotun = ₦300 X 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦143,500

Ikotun – obalende = ₦750 x 261 working days
Obalende to ikotun = ₦500 x 261 working days (sometimes fare can be ₦700 based on timing)
Total Cost in a year = ₦326,250

Ikotun to oshodi = ₦200 x 261 working days
Oshodi to ikotun = ₦250 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦117,450

Egbeda to oshodi = ₦250 x 261 working days
Oshoodi to egbeda = ₦200 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦117,450

Egbeda to ikeja = ₦150 x 261 working days (sometimes its ₦200 depending on traffic or crowd i.e if danfo drivers see large crowd waiting for buses the higher the money)
Ikeja to egbeda = ₦200 x 261 working days (sometimes ₦150 or ₦250 due to timing or rain )
Total Cost in a year = ₦91,350

Iyana ipaja – yaba = ₦300 x 261 working days
Yaba to Iyana ipaja = ₦350 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦169,650

Iyana ipaja to ikeja = ₦200 x 261 working days (sometimes 250)
Ikeja to Iyana ipaja = ₦200 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year= ₦104,400

Iyan ipaja to oshodi = ₦250 x 261 working days (sometimes 300)
Oshodi to Iyana ipaja = ₦250 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year= ₦130,500

Iyana ipaja to lekki/ajah = ₦700 x 261 working days
Lekki/ajah to Iyana ipaja = ₦700 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦365,400

Ikeja(Maryland) to yaba = ₦250 x 261 working days
Yaba to ikeja = ₦200 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦117,450

Ikeja to oshodi = ₦100 x 261 working days (sometimes 150)
Oshodi to ikeja = ₦100 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦52,200

Ikeja to obalende/cms = ₦300 x 261 working days
Obalende/cms – ikeja = ₦250 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦143,550

Oshodi to obalende/cms = ₦250 x 261 working days(sometimes changes)
Obalende to oshodi = ₦200 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦117,450

Oshodi to Ikorodu = ₦250 x 261 working days
Ikorodu to oshodi = ₦250 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦130,500

Oshodi to lekki/ajah = ₦500 x 261 working days
Lekki/ajah to oshodi = ₦500 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦261,000

Ketu/Ojota – Oshodi = ₦150 x 261 working days
Oshodi – Ketu/Ojota = ₦100 x 261 working days
Total Cost in a year = ₦65,250

Places with high foot traffic we didn’t add agege, ikorodu, mushin (most people living in mushin do actually come to oshodi(₦50) to enter bus to the highland(lekki/ajah) or obalende/cms) . Oshodi is the Link between Lagos Highland and Lagos Mainland other places include ojota,ogudu bus stop, 7up etc

As you can see Lagosians spend the same amount on Transport and Rent per year.

You could save cost by getting a place near your work place on Co-Tenant, Co-Tenant gets you cheap accommodation which you can pay monthly, equally you can share rooms in your apartments to users working near your apartment location register below