Living in the centre of excellence entails having an excellence pocket. Lagos, Nigeria is a centre of excellence. Most young and dynamic job seekers tend to leave their family in other states for greener pastures in Lagos. No wonder, Lagos is full of youths. However, most of these young people encounter a lot of unexpected challenges. Accommodation is one of them. Living in Lagos mainland, while working on the Lagos Island is quite challenging for singles. There are some areas in Lagos where the cost of renting an apartment is really affordable. For singles, some factors are very important when it comes to choosing a place to live. These factors include cost, accessibility, class and the standard of living. In line with these factors, ToLet.com.ng, Nigeria’s Largest online platform for property rent and sale, provides affordable and classy apartments for singles to live in all areas of Lagos. Check out the amazing five places for singles to live in Lagos here;
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Yaba Lagos dubbed as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria is home to a lot of youths as it houses most of the country’s citadels of Knowledge. You can easily get vehicles to Obalende (which leads to the Island), Oshodi and Surulere from Yaba. The standard of living is moderate. Singles can also make money by selling goods they buy at Yaba market to undergraduates in higher institutions around Yaba. So apart from getting an accommodation, you can also make a living at Yaba.
Also, instead of getting a face-to-face apartment, you can get a self-contain in Yaba for as low as 120-150 thousand Naira. Click on the link below to check out affordable apartments in Yaba.
For singles who work on the Island, they may not be able to afford a flat at Lekki or Victoria Island. A very cool place to stay is Gbagada. Iyana Oworo Gbagada which is central is a closer destination to their workplace. It will even help cut the cost of transportation. A bus to Ajah from Gbadaga costs 200 NGN, A bus to Oshodi costs only 50 NGN, and a bus to Ikeja costs only 100 NGN. So if you want to save part of your income, stay at Gbagada. A mini-flat at Gbagada ranges from 250-350 thousand Naira. There are also more expensive ones. Gbagada is a cool place for timbres and calibres in Lagos. Check out the mini flats in the links below.
I am sure you least expect this. Iyana Ipaja is not one of the most popular places in Lagos. But it is an affordable place to stay, especially for those working at Ikeja. It can be rowdy in the morning at 7:00 am and at night at 7:00 pm. The remedy to this is to leave your house as early as 6:00 am and to leave work at 5:00 pm. The cost of transportation at Iyana Ipaja fluctuates. However, if you leave your house at the appropriate time, you can get a bus to Oshodi for as low as 50 NGN. This will help save a large chunk of your income.
You can get a two bedroom flat for three hundred thousand, and a mini flat for two hundred thousand. To save cost, you can get a three bedroom flat two other friends.
I tried not to mention this place. But I can’t just deny the fact that this is one of the best places to stay in Lagos. Surulere is the link between Lagos Island and Lagos mainland. You can go anywhere with ease from Surulere. The standard of living is moderate. But you can choose to be sophisticated. We have an amazing mini flat for rent at Surulere presently. So you want to relocate, consider this option right now.
Many do not pay attention to this place in Lagos. One of the reasons why it is unique is because you can easily travel to other parts of Nigeria from Ojota. To go to other parts of Lagos is a sharp deal from Ojota. Working in Ikeja will help save more money if you live at Ojota, even working on the Island.
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