Apartment for Rent in Lagos Mainland – How Much You Should Expect To Pay

The areas in Lagos State can safely be categorized into two; Lagos Island and Lagos mainland. The majority of Lagos residents live on the mainland of Lagos, which consists of the main districts of Ebute-Meta, Mushin, Surulere, Agege, Oshodi, and Ikeja (capital of Lagos).

Other areas include Gbagada, Ikotun, Yaba, Ipaja, Ojodu, Magodo, Ikorodu, to name a few.

Many areas around Lagos mainland are growing to take shape especially with recent road constructions and property developments. Oshodi, for example has its roads and areas being reconstructed, there are also a number of state government housing units under construction. Fun seekers definitely have the best times at places like cinemas, malls, clubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels and several tourist centers. The mainland is also home to businesses, industries and corporate work places. This makes it the best place to experience a balance of work and fun.

Renting an apartment in Lagos can be quite expensive but the mainland still has some of the cheapest rates when it comes to renting apartments. It’s always a good idea to know what to expect. You will usually find 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, some may be expensive (luxurious) and some standard and then the really cheap ones (economical), the choice now is up to you.

Below, we have grouped similar areas together as apartments there usually come within the same price bracket.

Egbeda, Ipaja, Dopemu, Idimu, Ikotun, Akowonjo

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

The least expensive 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in these areas are will cost you between N150, 000 – N450, 000. They’re widely available across Egbe, Greenland Estate, Shasha, Baruwa, Ikola.  These apartments come with amenities such as water supply, fairly to good road network, about 10-18 hours of light daily and somewhat secured environments (local policing).

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

There are some lovely apartments in the aforementioned areas that go for prices starting at N200, 000 and N600, 000. You can basically expect clean water supply, 10-16hours of electricity supply, tarred roads, fenced and gated compound, parking spaces, en-suite rooms for 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and the rest. These are found mostly in areas like Gowon Estate, Idimu road, Abesan Estate Ipaja, Shasha road Akowonjo.

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Luxury apartments in the above areas are priced between N500, 000 to N850, 000. They do come with en-suite rooms, visitor’s toilets and some parking spaces (1-4). Expect good road networks, 10 – 18 hours of daily electricity supply, fairly good, tidy and secured environment.

Abule Egba, Meiran, Iju Ishaga, Alagbado

 Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

With a price range of N150, 000 to N400, 000, you should expect to rent one of the least expensive apartments in these areas. For instance, at Alakuko, a one bedroom apartment goes for N180, 000, while a 2 bedroom apartment at Meiran goes for N350, 000. Amenities common with apartments in these areas include at least one bathroom, one toilet, one parking space, en-suite rooms for 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, 15 hours of daily electricity supply, good access roads. Other areas these apartments include.

 Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

If you’re looking to rent a standard apartment in these areas, you should budget anything from N250, 000 to as much as N550, 000. It is common to find these apartments in Ijaiye, Agbado, Fagba and Oke Aro.  It also affords amenities such as good water supply, 15-18 hours of daily power supply, en-suite rooms, tiled room floor, parking spaces, fenced and gated compound.

 

Luxury 3 bedroom apartment at Abula Egba renting for N400, 000 per annum

 

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

If you can afford comfort and you’re ready to splurge on any apartment of choice in the areas mentioned above, then set aside a budget of between N400, 000 to N750, 000 per annum.

All rooms are usually en-suite, with large rooms and parlor. You should also expect access to good road networks, tarred streets, decent power supply, good water supply, security, parking spaces and individual meter per flat; this mostly depends on the building.

Ifako Ijaiye, Agege, Ogba, Omole, Ojodu, Berger  

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Apartments as these are very common in the suburbs of Oko Oba, Pen Cinema, Ojodu Abiodun and so on. Since they are the least expensive within the area, you can’t expect to get as many amenities. If you’re expecting to rent one for yourself, be ready with about N180, 000 to N350, 000. You can expect tarred roads, pop ceiling, fenced and gated compound, decent power supply and good water supply.

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Standard apartments in these areas are also many in number and are priced from N250, 000 to as much a N500, 000 and goes up even more. You’re assured of amenities such as water supply, good road networks, good power supply, en-suite rooms, security, fenced and gated compound and parking spaces. You’ll find them at Ifako, Oko Oba, Kosoko Road Ojodu, Isheri road amongst others.

Standard 2 bedroom apartment at Omole Estate renting for N450, 000 per annum

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

With proper comfort comes a heavy price tag. If you want to rent luxurious apartments in these areas, prices range from N450, 000 to N1, 000, 000 per annum. They are specifically in areas like River Valley Estate Ojodu, Jubilee Estate, Omole Estate, Millenium Estate Agege. They have decent power supply, good road networks, parking spaces, fenced and gated compound, tight security, clean and serene environment.

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Bariga, Yaba, Sabo, Alagomeji

These areas are highly sought after, reports states that supply exceeds demand by 7 times. If you find one within your budget, you’re better holding on to it because if you snooze, someone is right around the corner who will take it up.

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

The most affordable apartments in these areas start from N400, 000 – N750, 000 per annum. The apartments come with water supply, accessible roads, electricity and parking space. They’re readily available at Onike, Fola Agoro, Jibowu, Iwaya, Chemist, Akoka amongst others.

1 bedroom apartments at Akoka renting for N400, 000 per annum

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

If you want standard apartments in Yaba and environs, you can find them available with a budget of N500, 000 – N1, 500, 000 per annum. You will usually find these apartments in places like Iwaya, Akoka, Herbert Macaulay, Alagomeji, Adekunle, and Onike. This area has a good level of security, expect your apartment to come with en-suite rooms, water supply, toilet/bathroom/kitchen, good electricity, good roads, parking space, balcony, gated compounds and more.

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

You’ll find some really luxurious apartments in these parts of town with a budget starting at N1, 000, 000 – N2, 500, 000 annually. Such apartments come with water supply, en-suite rooms, visitor’s toilet, gated compound, and electricity. Some apartments may be serviced; providing you with 24 hours electricity, building management and adequate security. These apartments are available in Connal road, Jibowu, Oyadiran Estate, Commercial Avenue.

Luxury 3 bedroom apartments at Royal Estate Yaba renting for N1,200, 000 per annum

Ebute Metta, Oyingbo, Costain, Ijora, Iddo.

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

These apartments are quite common in these areas. With a budget starting at N300, 000 and going up to as much as N450, 000 per annum, you’ll find a decent and convenient place. These apartments come with water supply, en-suite rooms, some are located in gated-compounds with at least one or 2 parking spaces. Areas where you’ll readily find these affordable apartments include Apapa road, Ebute Metta East, LSDPC Estate, Adebisi Street.

Standard 2 bedroom apartments at Ebute Metta renting for N400, 000 per annum

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

With a standard budget you have a little more to expect in terms of quality of apartments. Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in these areas are located at Costain, Brickfield Road, Borno Way. Expected annual rent falls between N400, 000 to N750, 000. Amenities include parking space, good roads, water supply, wardrobes and kitchen cabinets, gated compounds, spacious living rooms and bedrooms, security.

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Luxury apartments in Ebute Meta, Oyingbo, Costain, Ijora and Iddo start from N800, 000 – N1, 500, 000 per annum. Amenities to expect include water supply, gated compound, parking space, en-suite rooms, visitor’s toilet, fitted kitchen, and balcony. Some apartments may be serviced and will usually require additional fees/charges. Look in areas like Brickfield Road, Abeokuta Street, Sinkon Street amongst others for these apartments.

Luxury 3 bedroom apartments at Abeokuta Road, Ebute Metta renting for N400, 000 per annum

Mile 12, Ketu, Ojota, Ogudu

Living in these areas have many benefits including nearness to one of the biggest and affordable food markets in Lagos.

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Every apartment comes with its different features, although these kinds of apartments are the go-to choice for individuals and families on a budget. The expected annual rent for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment in this category ranges from N350, 000 – N700, 000. Areas you’ll find these apartments are in Alapere,  Ikosi, Denola Street amonst others.

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

If you want to live in a more convenient environment, these standard apartments are the places to look. The budget goes from N400, 000 to N750,000, with amenities like sufficient parking spaces, good water supply, gated compound, security, visitor’s toilet. The areas to find these apartments are Demurin Street, Alapere, Denola Street.

Standard 2 bedroom apartments at Ogudu GRA renting for N600, 000 per annum

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

For the best kind of apartments you can find in these areas, the budget starts from N800, 000 to about N2, 000,000. They come with security, gated compound, good water supply, clean and condusive environments, parking spaces, electricity. Some apartments may be serviced. Areas in Mile 12, Ketu, Ojota, Ogudu where these apartments are Ogudu GRA, Orioke, Demurin Street, Alapere and Denola Street.

Magodo, Omole Estate, Alausa

These are quite choice areas in Lagos mainland and as a result apartments are well priced. The area is generally safe, serene and everyone’s delight to live in.

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

To get the least expensive apartments in these areas, be ready with a budget of about N450, 000 – N800, 000. The areas for these apartments include Shangisha, Isheri, Omole Estate, Agidingbi. They are fairly secure, have gated compound, good water supply, clean and condusive environments, parking spaces and electricity.

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Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Renting a standard 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment in Magodo and environs starts from N650, 000 – N1, 500, 000 apartments come with good water supply, electricity. Some apartments have balconies, some are in gated compounds. Areas where these apartments are located: Magodo phase 1 & 2, Marwa Gardens, MKO Abiola Estate amongst others.

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

These apartments come with ample parking spaces, fitted kitchen, security, good water supply, some apartments might be serviced and would attract an annual service fee. Areas in Magodo, Omole Estate, Alausa where you’ll find these luxury apartments are Magodo Brook Estate, Magodo phase 1 & 2, Royal Garden Estate, Marwa Gardens, MKO Abiola Gardens amongst others. These apartments come with an annual rent between N1, 000, 000 to N3, 500, 000.

Luxury 2 bedroom apartments at Magodo Brook Estate renting for N1, 200, 000 per annum

 

Mile 2, Orile, Satellite Town, Iba, Badagry

These are quite populated areas in Lagos mainland.

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Economical apartments are most common in these areas. They generally come with parking space, good water supply, electricity, en-suite rooms and roads are accessible. With a budget from N300, 000 – N600, 000 per annum, you can get a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in Oluti, Agboju, Iba, Fin Niger, Abule Ado, Ijegun and environs.

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

With a budget starting at N400, 000 – N800, 000 per annum you can get a well spacious 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in Satellite town, CBN Estate, Agboju, Graceland Estate. These apartments are expected to come with good parking space, good water supply, electricity, gated compound.

Standard 3 bedroom apartments at CBN Estate, Satellite Town renting for N650, 000 per annum

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Luxury apartments in Mile 2, Satellite Town, Iba, Badagry and environs starts at N700, 000 – N1, 500, 000 per year. You’ll get ample parking spaces, fitted kitchen, security, good water supply, some apartments might be serviced and would attract an annual service fee. Areas where you’ll find these luxury apartments are Graceland Estate, Old Ojo Road.

Isolo, Okota, Ago Palace, Cele, Amuwo Odofin

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

If you’re on a low budget but wants something decent still, you’ll find 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in Gbagada starting at N350, 000. The most you should expect to pay is N550, 000. These kinds of apartments come with basic amenities and benefits and can be found at Ago palace way, Ireakari, Cele amongst others. Expect your apartment to have good water supply, electricity, fitted kitchen, en-suite rooms, gated compound and good road network.

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

With a budget between N450, 000 – N750, 000 per annum, you can rent a standard 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments at Isolo, Okota, Ago Palace, Cele and environs. Amenities to expect with such apartments include gated compound, water supply, parking space, interlocked compound, en-suite rooms, visitor’s toilet, fitted kitchen, security, good road networks. These apartments are situated in Cele, Ireakari Estate, Prayer Estate, Green Estate and environs.

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Luxury apartments at Isolo, Okota, Ago Palace, Cele and environs start at N800, 000 – N1, 800,000. They basically come with everything from ample parking spaces, good water supply, security, electricity, serene environment, good roads, furnished kitchen and rooms. They’re spread across Parkview Estate, Lagoon Estate, Cele to name a few.

Ikorodu

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

The least expensive 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in Ikorodu will cost you between N100, 000 – N350, 000. They’re widely available across Ogolonto, Agbowa, Agric, Haruna. These apartments come with amenities such as water supply, fairly to good road network, about 10-18 hours of light daily and somewhat secured environments (local policing).

Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

There are some a number of standard apartments that start at N200, 000 and N450, 000. You can basically expect clean water supply, 10-16hours of electricity supply, tarred roads, parking spaces, en-suite rooms. These are found mostly in areas like Ayanusi Estate, Igbogbo, Ibeshe.

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Luxury apartments in Ikoridu are also very affordable compared to other areas on the mainland. With N500, 000 to about N1,000,000 you can get a luxury 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. They come with security, gated compound, good water supply, clean and condusive environments, parking spaces, electricity. Some apartments may be serviced. Areas to find these apartments include Ayanusi Estate, Owotu Estate, and Freedom Estate amongst others.

Luxury 3 bedroom apartment at Ayanusi Estate renting for N800, 000 per annum

 

Maryland, Anthony, Ilupeju, Palmgrove

Economical 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

To get the least expensive apartments in these areas, be ready with a budget of about N450, 000 – N800, 000. The areas are fairly secure, have gated compound, good water supply, clean and condusive environments, parking spaces and electricity. They can be found at Mende, Onigbongbo, Palm Avenue, Coker Road and environs.

 Standard 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

If you want standard apartments around the aforementioned areas, you can find them available with a budget of N500, 000 – N2, 500, 000 per annum. You will usually find these apartments in places like Shonibare Estate, Sura Mogaji, Mende, Anibaloye Estate. This area has a good level of security, expect your apartment to come with en-suite rooms, parking space, balcony, water supply, toilet/bathroom/kitchen, good electricity, good roads, gated compounds and more.

Standard 3 bedroom apartments at Shonibare Estate renting for N2, 000, 000 per annum

Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments

Some of the most exquisite luxury apartments on the mainland are found in these areas. With an annual budget starting between N1, 500, 000 – N5, 000, 000, you’ll find such apartments at areas like Shonibare Estate, Palmgrove Estate, Sura Mogaji, Association Avenue, Obanikoro and Anibaloye Estate. These apartments come with water supply, en-suite rooms, visitor’s toilet, gated compound, and electricity. Some apartments may be serviced; providing you with 24 hours electricity, building management and adequate security.

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