Abuja is one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria, asides Lagos and Port Harcourt. A city filled with luxurious apartments, and real estate. In this article, we are going to list 5 most expensive locations to reside in Abuja in 2020. So, stay glued as we take you on an expensive ride.
CHECK: HOUSE FOR SALE IN ABUJA
Asokoro is known as the haven for top government officials and it’s recognized as Abuja’s most exclusive district. One of the major highlights of this high end location is the presence of Aso Rock, the presidential villa.
This district is undoubtedly one of the most secure places to reside, and it is reserved for the crème de la crème of the society. A plot of land here could run into billions of naira, and the least price for a plot is one hundred million naira. Which could also vary based on size, location etc.
Notable buildings in the area include the “Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat, National Intelligence Agency, and World Health Organization (WHO) Office etc.
CHECK OUT: PROPERTIES FOR RENT IN ABUJA
This is another major district in Abuja and it is also in the Phase 1 development plan of the Federal Capital Territory. Residents of these districts are largely government functionaries, diplomats, Ex politicians and few business moguls.
Rental properties within the area fall around six million naira for a 4 Bedroom, hence its reservation for the few percent of citizens that can afford it.
Maitama has a number of distinguishing places like The Dome, Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigerian Communications Commission, British Council, Transcorp Hilton and Minister’s Hill, and the major roads are Murtala Mohammed way, Shehu Shagari Way, IBB way, Aguiyi Ironsi Street and Gana Street.
Facts: The late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela once said this about Abuja, “Why bother to visit Europe, you’ll find it all here.”
Another district under the Phase 1 development plan of the FCT. It’s divided into zones so you shouldn’t mistake Wuse II with Wuse Zone 2.
Wuse is close to Maitama, and it has an alternative for Maitama. It serves as a commercial area, which makes it quite busy. Residents pay about Three Million Naira for a 2 bedroom apartment.
Enjoy the presence of high end restaurants and hospitality centers like Juice Place 2, Quarter Café, Woks and Koi, The Nail Bar or Bloomsbury Plaza amongst others.
Notable places you’ll find in Wuse include Wuse Market, AP Plaza, Banex plazas, Emab Plaza, General Post office, FRSC, NAFDAC, FERMA, Sheraton Hotel, Rockview Hotel, SilverBird Cinema, EFCC, and AGIS.
CHECK OUT: PROPERTIES FOR RENT IN ABUJA PHASE 1
The Garki district is on the south-west side of Abuja, this is where you can find the Central Bank of Nigeria. This area is filled with a number of expensive supermarkets and malls, with a budget of Two Million Naira; you can get yourself a 2 bedroom flat.
Garki is presently the principal business district of Abuja. Numerous buildings of interest are located here, such as the General Post Office, Abuja International Conference Centre.
Abuja has a number of landmarks like the Aso Rock, the Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court, Zuma Rock, Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport serves as Abuja’s major airport and also most countries relocated their embassies to Abuja, and many maintain their former embassies as consulates in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria.
READ ALSO: TOP 5 CHEAPEST PLACES TO LIVE IN ABUJA
The top 4 districts we’ve talked about is for the elite class, where average Nigerians cannot afford to live, but Gwarinpa is not as expensive as the other four.
This district is said to be the largest housing estate in West Africa, and the rents are affordable for an average Nigerian. It downside is the social life, as it comes as expensive as you get. if you are the one that loves to socialize and entertain your family and friends you might want to slow your roll.
The Gwarinpa district is the phase 3 development plan of Abuja and you can rent a 2 bedroom flat starting N800,000
CHECK OUT: PROPERTIES FOR RENT IN ABUJA PHASE 3