Cost of Building Bungalow House in Nigeria (2023)

How Much Does It Cost To Build Bungalow in Nigeria

Bungalow House is of the most popular type of buildings in Nigeria.

Cost of building bungalow in Nigeria

This is a type of building with only one level (storey) and has no stairs.

Shelter, though one of the three basic needs of man still eludes most of Nigerian’s population.

Most of Nigerian’s government intervention on shelter through different housing schemes has not achieved its desired result.

Thus leaving many Nigerians living on rented apartments or living in with a family or friends.

Because of cost and also location, Bungalow house is the most popular type of house constructions in Nigeria.

Greater number of houses in Nigeria’s urban and rural areas are bungalow houses and more are still coming up.

This is one of the major reasons we deemed it worthwhile to talk about cost of building bungalow in Nigeria.

Most bungalow houses in Nigeria are either 3 bedroom bungalow, 4 bedroom bungalow or 5/6 as case maybe be.

So, this post will specifically discuss how much it cost to build bungalows in Nigeria.

This post drew most of its authority from top performing and active civil engineers and builders.

Building Bungalow House in Nigeria: Costs & Estimates

There is no specific cost and amount for construction of bungalow house in Nigeria.

This is because of factors like location of house, labour and house plan.

However, we will be providing estimates for building bungalow houses in Nigeria based on guidance of active builders and civil engineers.

It is important to note that house construction in Nigeria like building a bungalow house in Nigeria is to certain degree slightly cheaper in rural areas than urban centers.

This is largely because of cheap labour in rural areas and cost of building materials like sharp sands, stones and blocks.

We will be providing the estimate cost of building bungalow in Nigeria that covers both cost of building bungalow house in cities and also in rural areas.

The cost of building bungalow house in Nigeria as will be discussed in this article will be devoid of cost of land.

So, the cost of buying land will not be included in the bungalow building cost in this post.

Cost of Building 3-Bedroom Bungalow House in Nigeria

According to a top Lagos based civil engineer, the estimated cost of building a 3-bedroom bungalow is N4,000,000 to N6,000,000.

This is the cost of constructing 3 bedrooms bungalow house in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and most top cities in Nigeria.

Also, it covers the cost of constructing same bungalow capacity in rural areas.

Estimate breakdown of cost of building 3-bedroom bungalow in Nigeria is stated below.

  • Cost of Foundation for 3-Bedroom Bungalow – N850,000 – N1,000,000
  • Cost of Block Work To Lintel Level- N650,000 – N900,000
  • Cost of Roofing 3-Bedroom Bungalow- N1,800,000 – N2,200,000.
  • Doors, Windows, Rest Room Fittings – N1,200,000 – N1,500,000
  • Cost of Painting 3-Bedroom Bungalow – N300,000 – 550,000

Cost of Building 4-Bedroom Bungalow in Nigeria

Four bedrooms bungalow is a one level house with one sitting room and four living rooms.

It is larger than 3 bedrooms bungalow. The cost of building 4 bedroom bungalow in Nigeria is estimated at N7,000,000 to N9,000,000.

The new morden bungalow usually have all living rooms as masters.

Thus it occupied or sited on larger expanse of land.

Below is the breakdown for cost of building 4 bedroom bungalow in Nigeria.

  • Cost of Foundation for 4 Bedrooms Bungalow – N1,000,000 – N1,400,000
  • Cost of Block Works to Lintel Level – N700,000 – N850,000
  • Cost of Roofing 4 Bedrooms Bungalow – N2,000,000 – N2,300,000
  • Doors, Window, Rest Rooms Fittings- N1,700,000 – N2,000,000
  • Cost of Painting 4-Bedroom Bungalow – N450,000 – N600,000

This estimates for constructing 4 bedroom bungalow in Nigeria covers the cost of building 4 bedroom bungalow in Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja, and other top cities in Nigeria as well as rural areas.

End Note on Cost of Building Bungalow House in Nigeria

This is an estimate cost of building bungalow house in Nigeria.

These cost can be lower or higher depending on location and the taste of construction.

However, with the above budget, building the above stated bungalow houses can be covered reasonably.

Cost of building 5 bedroom and 6 bedroom bungalow is bigger than what obtains in 3 or 4 bedrooms bungalow.

However, 3 and 4 bedroom bungalow houses remain the most popular and constructed bungalow houses in Nigeria.

The cost of building 5 or 6 bedroom bungalow house in Nigeria is estimated at around N10,000,000.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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