Lagos (Nigeria)

Lagos is a city Africa's largest city, located at the the Gulf of Guinea in southwestern Nigea. From 1400 to 1889 the city was also one of the largest African slave trade centers. Lagos has a tropical climate and the temperature is very close 30 C throughout the year, rainfall is the highest from April to July. The region's most famous attraction is the "Point of No Return", the Lagos slave market, close Badagry city, where the old slave port was located. Within the town there are also a few reasonably good sandy beaches and a few good museums. Lagos is not a particularly safe city, so in addition to the general caution, you should avoid to be alone in quiet places, especially in the dark."

Population: 7,682,953
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Nigerian naira (NGN)
Electric plugs: D, G
Voltage: 240 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to always tip 10%.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 7:00:06 PM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 89.6 75.2 0
February - 89.6 78.8 1
March - 89.6 80.6 1
April - 89.6 77.0 4
May - 87.8 77.0 6
June - 84.2 75.2 10
July - 82.4 75.2 7
August - 82.4 73.4 4
September - 84.2 75.2 8
October - 86.0 75.2 6
November - 87.8 77.0 3
December - 89.6 75.2 0

More information: Lagos forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Lagos is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.76, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $210.81, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $102.03
  • Hotel (3 stars): $130.29
  • Hotel (4 stars): $185.97
  • Hotel (5 stars): $283.43
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.63
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.00
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $0.75
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.06
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $1.26

More information: Lagos price level

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Lagos has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 35.2 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 50.0 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 27.8 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Lagos safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In South Africa the traffic is mainly left-handed. In North Africa the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: A rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car.

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