Lagos VS Abuja: Which One Is Better For Living
Many Nigerians are constantly debating whether Lagos or Abuja is a perfect place to live. However both of them are famous and great Nigerian cities with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Abuja is the capital of Nigeria, which became an upmarket city, popularly known as the ‘London of Africa'. Lagos is one of the largest cities on the African continent that best combines the diversities, character, foibles and strengths of Nigeria.
Here are 10 reasons on why Lagos could be better than Abuja:
1. The cost of living
Abuja is better developed but Lagos is more affordable to live. You can comfortably live in Lagos with little compared to the luxury lifestyle in Abuja.
2. Money making
Lagos is a better place for starting your own business. Lagosians are always busy trying to earn more money. They are taught to be ‘street-wise’ unlike the rich kids of Abuja. There are many celebrities and millionaires who came from slums in Lagos today.
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3. Better ‘affordable’ apartments
There are many luxury estates in Lagos. Nevertheless, there are plenty of nice and affordable apartments. You just need to be patient enough to find them. And the rent price is not always as expensive as in Abuja.
4. Social behaviors
Social behaviors in Lagos are less boring. Small talks, fashion, communication and socialization that run deep in Lagos.
Lagos is full of activities. You can’t stop exploring its posh hotels, restaurants, parks, shrines, beaches and other places. Lagos became the face of tourism in Nigeria.
6. Transport alternatives
There are lots of transport alternatives like the BRT buses, Yellow buses, taxis and tricycles for you in Lagos unlike Abuja where you can only get ‘London taxi’ and green-cabs, which are quite expensive and few.
7. Home of Nollywood
In Lagos you will find the highest number of celebrities and entertainers living in Nigeria. It is the city where entertainment is done better than anywhere in Nigeria.
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8. Job opportunities
It easier to get a job in Lagos. There is a lot of international companies, small businesses and local investments. One can easily find some employment opportunity.
Do you agree that Lagos is better than Abuja? Share your views and opinions with us.