Foods Checklist: Foodstuffs Price in Nigeria
- Basic Foods Checklist: How to Stock Your Kitchen for Simple Meals
- Prices of Foodstuffs in Nigeria (February 2023)
- Cost of Foodstuffs in Nigeria
- Price List of Food Commodity in Nigeria
- Food Checklist for Baby, Canping, and Picky Eaters
Table of Contents
Foods Checklist ~ an Overview
A well-stocked kitchen makes meal preparation easier.
This basic foods checklist will assist you in stocking your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer for quick meals.
Make it your own by including foods that you eat frequently for example;
In the Pantry ~ Breakfast & Cereals
- Cereal (consider whole-grain varieties)
- Pancake mix
Canned, Jarred, & Pouched Foods
- Fruits and vegetables (choose options without added sugar or salt)
- Meat, poultry, & seafood (fish, chicken, or other meats)
- Beans (pinto, black, garbanzo)
- Soups (look for lower sodium varieties)
- Nut butter (peanut, almond)
- Dried fruit
- Sauces (tomato, spaghetti, pizza)
- Broth or stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
Grains, Pasta & Sides
- Bread (consider whole-grain varieties)
- Tortillas or taco shells
- Pasta (consider whole-grain varieties)
- Rice (include some whole grain rice, such as brown rice)
- Oats (old fashioned or rolled, quick, or steel cut)
- Crackers (consider whole-grain varieties)
- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.)
Baking & Cooking Supplies
- Instant nonfat dry milk
- Flour (consider whole grain)
- Sugar (white granulated, brown)
- Seasonings & spices (salt, black pepper, garlic, minced onion)
- Oil for cooking (such as olive, canola, and vegetable)
Condiments & Salad Dressings
- Mayonnaise (choose a lower-fat option)
- Salad dressing
In the Refrigerator
- Milk (fat-free or low-fat)
- Cheese (block, shredded, sliced, or string and consider lower fat options)
- Yogurt (fat-free or low-fat and choose options with fewer or no added sugars)
- Butter or margarine
In the Freezer
- Meat & seafood (chicken breast, ground beef/turkey, pork loin chops, salmon, shrimp)
- 100% fruit juice concentrate
- Waffles (consider whole-grain varieties)
- Bread (consider whole-grain varieties)
Foodstuff List in Nigeria ~ Popular & Traditional Nigerian Foods
Nigerian food is packed with so many different colors, flavors, and ingredients because it is made up of age-old recipes and techniques from hundreds of different ethnic groups.
Nigerian cuisine is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, with hearty staples infused with a variety of herbs and spices.
Prepare for lavish décor, vibrant colors, and delectable fusions as a native Nigerian takes us on a culinary journey through West Africa.
Here are 16 traditional Nigerian foods that you must try.
- Jollof Rice
- Iyan (Pounded Yam)
- Àmàlà (Yam Flour/ Cassava Flour/ Plantain Flour)
- Ogbono Soup (African Mango Seed Soup)
- Puff-Puff (Fried Sweet Dough Ball)
- Àkàrà (Fried Bean Cake)
- Pepper Soup
- Suya (Spicy Grilled Kebab)
- Egusi (Melon Seed Soup)
- Ẹ̀bà (Cassava Meal)
- Chin Chin (Fried Snack)
- Obe Ila Alasepo (Mixed Okra Soup)
- Moin Moin/Okpo Oka (Bean/Corn Pudding)
- Boli (Roasted Plantain)
- Beans and Dodo (Fried Plantain)
Foods Checklist ~ Foodstuffs Price in Nigeria
Food is an absolute necessity. It is a requirement, not a desire. Humans and animals alike require food to survive.
It is estimated that the average human will die after going without food for 10 days. That’s how critical it is.
While food is a necessity in many parts of the world, it is considered a luxury in Nigeria.
However, what are the actual food prices in Nigeria? This is one of the questions addressed in this post.
Foods vary in type, function, and quality. What some people consider food may not be considered food by others.
We will provide you with a list of essential foods. Why only staple foods?
We can only provide a list of basic foods because there are so many in Nigeria that listing them all would be impossible.
Rice prices in Nigeria
Although there are numerous rice brands on the market, the pricing here will only cover the most popular brands, which include Caprice, Stallion, Mama Gold, and Rice Master.
The price of Rice varies depending on the brand and market.
- Rice (50kg bag) – N14,500 – N17,500
- Rice (25kg bag) – N7,000 – N9,000
- Rice (10kg bag) – N2,500 – N3,000
- Rice (5kg bag) – N1,200 – N1,600
Prices of Beans in Nigeria
Beans are a high-protein meal popular among Nigerians. Men adore beans, according to popular belief.
Even though rice is a far more popular commodity, beans are more expensive. They are used in the preparation of boiled or porridge beans, akara, moimoi, and even soup (gbegiri).
There are also various bean species in Nigeria, including Oloyin, Olotun, Butter beans, Ion beans, Zebra beans, and even the white species found in the north.
Let’s look at Bean’s prices.
- Oloyin Beans (50kg) – N30,000 – N39,000 (depending on location and market)
- Oloyin (25kg) – N15,000 – N19,000
- Olotun (50kg) – N29,000 – N36,000
- Olotun (25kg) – N14,000 – N17,500
- Butter Beans (50kg) – N33,000
- Butter Beans (25kg) – N16,500
- White Beans (50kg) – N32,000
- Brown Beans (50kg) – N32,000
Prices of Yam in Nigeria
Yam is a type of carbohydrate-rich tuber crop. In Nigeria, yams are known by their regional names, such as Bwari Yam, Abuja Yam, Benue Yam, and so on.
Yams are excellent for boiling, porridge, and pounded yam.
- Abuja Yam (Large) – N700 – N900
- Abuja Yam (Medium) – N500 – N650
- Regular Yam (Large) – N500 – N800
- Regular Yam (Medium) – N350 – N500
Prices of Noodles in Nigeria
Noodles quickly became a convenient option for people who cannot or do not have the time to cook.
By the early 2000s, this trend had become very mainstream and has remained so to this day.
There are numerous brands available, including Indomie, Chiki, Golden Penny, Uno, and others.
It’s worth noting that brands like Indomie come in a variety of flavors and sizes.
- Indomie Chicken (70g x 40ps)- N1,900 – N2,100
- Indomie Onion (70g x 40ps) – N2,100 – N2,200
- Superpack (120g x 40ps) – N3,300- N3,400
- Hungry Man (200g x 24ps)- N4,300- N4,500
- Indomie Belleful (305g x 16ps)- N4,300- N4,500
- Chiki Noodles (100g x 40) – N3,000- N3,200
- Golden Penny Noodles (70g x 40ps) – N2,200
Prices of Other Food Items in Nigeria
- Bag of Garri (Ijebu 80kg) – N10,500
- Bag of Garri (White 50kg) N6, 500 – N7, 500
- Bag of Garri (Yellow 50kg) N6, 500 – N7, 500
- Sweet Potato (Big Basket) – N500 – N650
- Small Basket N300 – N400
- Irish Potato (Big Basket) – N1, 900 – N2, 200
- Irish Potato (Medium Basket) – N1, 100 – N1,300
- Irish Potato (Small Basket) – N500 – N700
- Spaghetti (Golden Penny 500g) – N200-N250
- Spaghetti (Dangote 500g) – N200-N250
- Spaghetti (Power 500g) – N200-N250
- Spaghetti (Bonita 500g) – N250-N300
- Gallon of Palm Oil (5 ltrs) – N2,200-N2,500
- Gallon of Palm Oil (20 ltrs) – N8,800-N9,000
- Gallon of Palm Oil (30 ltrs) – N12,800-N13,000
- A gallon of Vegetable Oil Local (5 ltrs) – N2,300-N2,500
- A gallon of Vegetable Oil (20 ltrs) – N9,000- N9,500
- A gallon of Vegetable Oil (30 ltrs) – N13,500 –N14,000
- Kings Vegetable Oil (5 ltrs) – N2,900- N3,000
- Wesson Vegetable Oil (5 ltrs) – N4,500 – N4,700
- Mamador Vegetable Oil (3.8 ltrs) – N3,000 – N3,200
- Power Vegetable Oil (3 ltrs) – N2,400- N2,600
- Dangote Sugar (50kg) – N17,000- N17, 300
- Sugar St’ Louis Sugar (Cube 500g) – N350- N400
- Sugar Golden Penny Sugar (cube) 500g – N300- N400
- Bread Val-U (1 loaf) – N300- N400
- Bread Butterfield (1 loaf) – N350- N400
- Egg N/A Crate – N1100- N1300
- Prices of Milk (Powdered) in Nigeria
- Peak (Tin 400g) – N1,150- N1,200
- Peak (Tin 900g) – N1,900-N2,000
- Milk Peak milk (Refill) 500g – N950- N1,100
- Milk Three Crowns (Refill) 380g – N800-N900
- Milk Loya Powdered (Tin) 400g – N800-N900
- Milk Loya (Refill) 400g – N750-N850
- Milk Coast (Refill) 500g – N700- N800
- Milk Dano Powdered (Tin) 500g – N900- N1,000
- Milk Dano Powdered (Tin) 900g – N1,650- N1,700
- Milk Dano (Refill) 500g – N800-N1000
Prices of Beverages in Nigeria
- Cocoa Beverages Milo (Tin) 500g – N1,000- N1200
- Cocoa Beverages Milo (Tin) 900g – N1,900-N2000
- Cocoa Beverages Milo Refill 500g – N950- N1000
- Cocoa Beverages Bournvita Refill 500g – N850-N950
- Cocoa Beverages Bournvita (Plastic) 500g – N950-N1000
- Cocoa Beverages Bournvita (Plastic) 900g – N1,600-N1800
- Cocoa Beverages Ovaltine (Refill) 500g 850- N950
- Cocoa Beverages Ovaltine (Plastic) 500g – N900- N100
- Coffee Nescafe Gold Blend – N1,600- N1800
- Coffee Nescafe Classic 50g – N550- N600
- Tea Lipton Yellow label 52g – N230- N300
- Tea Top tea 52g – N200- N300
The Bottom Line about Foods Checklist Prices
No single article can cover all of the foodstuffs known to man.
All of the foods I’ve listed here are among the most common that Nigerians consume daily.
I hope you find this guide to the prices of foodstuffs in Nigeria useful, so that the next time you go shopping, you’ll have a good idea of how much you’ll need.
Also, prices continue to fluctuate as the forces of demand and supply continue to interact. However, I hope this list provides you with a general idea.