Average bus fare decreased in November 2018 - NBS reveals
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Average bus fare decreased in November 2018 - NBS reveals

- The average bus fare by commuters for bus journey within cities in the country decreased in November

- States with the highest bus journey fares within city were Abuja, Cross River and Kebbi

- The average fare by commuters for intercity bus journey decreased by -1.54% month-on-month

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the average fare by commuters for bus journey within cities in the country decreased from N193.21 in October to N192.46 in November.

The bureau said this in its Transport Fare Watch (November 2018) report released in Abuja on Wednesday, December 26.

According to the report, the fare decreased by -0.39% month-on-month and increased by 39.27% year-on-year, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Legit.ng gathers that states with the highest bus journey fares within city were Abuja (N395.00), Cross River (N320.00) and Kebbi (N280.00).

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States with lowest bus fare within city were Rivers (N110.00), Anambra (N110.00) and Bauchi (N100.00).

According to the report, the average fare by commuters for intercity bus journey decreased by -1.54% month-on-month and increased by 18.95% year-on-year to N1,790.14 in November from N1,818.12 in October.

Average bus fare decreases in November – NBS

The bureau named states with highest intercity bus fare to include Abuja FCT (N4,500.00), Plateau (N3,000.00) and Borno (N2,850.00).

It said the states with lowest bus fare within city were Enugu (N1,185.00), Edo (N1,100.00) and Abia (N1,000.00).

The report stated: “The average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 2.12per cent month-on-month and by 0.96per cent year-on-year to N32, 804.05 in November from N32,122.76 in October.

“States with highest air fare were Lagos (N40,500.00), Abuja FCT (N38,500.00) and Jigawa (N38,500.00)."

According to NBS, the transport fare watch report for November 2018 covered bus journey within the city per drop on constant routes; intercity bus journey, state route and charge per person.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) stated that the average price of cooking gas across the country dropped in the month of November 2018, contrary to what was recorded for the average petrol price in the same month.

An official monthly statistics available on the NBS website claimed that the average price to fill a five kilogramme cylinder of cooking gas in Nigeria decreased by 2.82% between October and November 2018.

States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas were Akwa Ibom (N2,350.68), Abia (N2,300.50) and Bauchi (N2,300).

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