Affordable Places To Live In Lagos: 10 Areas With Cheap House Rent

Here are the most affordable areas to stay in Lagos especially places with relatively cheap house rent.

Welcome to Lagos, Nigeria the country’s commercial hub where almost every Nigerian wishes to move to. Nigerians may want to relocate to Lagos for various reasons. It could be as a result of seeking job and business opportunities.

In recent times, Lagos has fully developed into one of the coolest destinations that Nigerians rush to. If you are relocating there for whatever reason, accommodation is the first thing to consider.

Accommodation in Lagos is exorbitant. But some areas could be less and affordable for an average Nigerian moving to Lagos for business and work.

Take a seat and relax, while we take you on an interesting journey to areas where you can get cheap houses to rent in Lagos.

10 Areas With Cheap House Rent In Lagos

In as much as living in Lagos is expensive, there are houses in some areas considered to be affordable. The areas include;

  • Apapa
  • Ayobo/Ipaja Axis
  • Badagry
  • Festac Town
  • Igando/Ikotun Axis
  • Ikorodu
  • Mushin
  • Ogba
  • Ojo
  • Yaba


It is one of the local government areas of Lagos State, Nigeria. And is situated west of Lagos Island. It is famous for being an industrial and commercial site in Lagos. And for also housing the popular Apapa Seaport.

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Even though it is commonly considered an industrialized zone, there are some domestic areas too.

To rent a house in Apapa, prepare your mind for a fee that ranges from N150,000 and N300,000 annually.

You can get a 3 bedroom flat between N250,000 and N300,000. While a 2 or 1 bedroom flat could be rented between N200,000 and N150,000.

Ayobo/Ipaja Axis

These two areas are put together because of their proximity. Firstly, Ayobo is a suburban town in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos. While Ipaja is situated in the Western part of Lagos.

Secondly, it is just a 12 minutes drive and a 41 minutes walk from Ayobo to Ipaja. The two areas closely knit.

The Axis is an escape point for those working around Surulere and Lawson but cannot afford the high rental fee there.

It will cost an average Lagosian N200,000 to rent a 2 rooms apartment and N150,000 for a room.


Asides from being a local government area in Lagos State, it is also a well-known coastal town. It shares a border between Lagos and Benin Republic.

It is synonymous with two features. One, cheap houses for rent and two, bad roads. For looking for cheap houses to rent, Badagry is your spot, but be ready to struggle with unmotorable roads.

A  standard 3 bedroom flat ranges between N350,000 and N280,000. While a one room being the most popular within the area cost N150,000.

Festac Town

This is a federal estate housing unit situated along the Lagos-Badagry superhighway. You can get a cheap house here. Averagely, a rental fee ranges from N200,000 to 350,000 for those earning less.

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Igando/Ikotun Axis

This axis is located within the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. It is also listed as one of the cheapest areas for business owners and workers to live in.

To rent a house within this axis, prepare a rent budget that ranges from N300,000 to N350,000 for a 3 bedroom flat, N200,000 to N250,000 for a 2 bedroom flat, and N150,000 for one room self-contained respectively.

But, as you enjoy the cheap houses here, be ready to suffer the consequences of heavy traffic.


It is one of the cheapest places to live in Lagos. The area is experiencing a massive influx of people because of the low fee charged on rented apartments.

If you are looking for a place to purchase land or rent a house, Ikorodu is one place you should consider.

It will cost you between N200,000 and N350,000 to rent a standard 2 bedroom flat and N150,000 to rent a 1 room bedroom flat in Ikorodu.


Mushin is another local government area in Lagos State. It is an idle place for those seeking a cheap place to live. It is considered one of the cheapest places to rent a house in Lagos.

The zone is a typical example of a poor man’s ghetto. It is unlikely that you will find an average apartment to rent. Most buildings in the area lack the essential conveniences needed for existence.

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It may be a terrible place for people to live. But it is okay for others. Averagely, an apartment cost ranges between N100,000 and N200,000.


This is a popular place in Lagos. It lies 5 kilometers west of the State capital Ikeja. It is inhabited by low-income earners.

It is the perfect dwelling for government workers. This is because of its proximity to major cities in Lagos.

The area is situated at the center of Lagos Metropolis. This allows for easy accessibility by transport service systems in the state.

To get a standard apartment in this area, you need to your homework. You need a smart agent. The average cost of a 3 bedroom is N300,000 and above.


It is cheap to rent a house in this area. This is the best bet for those running on a low budget. Prices of apartments range from N300,000 and N400,000 for a 3 bedroom flat.

While you can get a 2 bedroom for N200,000. A one-room self-contained goes for N150,000 annually.

Renting an apartment here is cheap. But get ready to face bad roads, epileptic electricity, and dirty water.


Famous for housing some major educational institutions in the State. Yaba is one of the cheapest places to rent a house in Lagos.

You can find the famous Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), UniLag, and many more.

For being a student environment and a market area, houses here are affordable. You can get a house for as low as N150,000 annually.

There are several other areas within Lagos with cheap and affordable house rents. But, the ones mentioned above are by far the cheapest.

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