Cost of Healthy Diet February 2024


The Cost of a Healthy Diet (CoHD) is the least expensive combination of locally available items that meets globally consistent food-based dietary guidelines. It is used as a measure of physical and economic access to healthy diets. This is a lower bound (or floor) of the cost per adult per day excluding the cost of transportation and meal preparation.
The National average Cost of a Healthy Diet was N938 in February 2024. In February 2024, the average CoHD was highest in the South West at N1,157 per adult per day, compared to N723 per adult per day in North West.
In recent months, the CoHD has risen faster than general inflation and food inflation. However, the CoHD and the food CPI are not directly comparable; the CoHD includes fewer items and is measured in Naira per day, while the food CPI is a weighted index. The food CPI increased approximately 4% between January and February 2024, while CoHD increased by 9%. 

Data source: National Bureau of Statistics