Rice is a common staple across the world. Most peoples and cultures of the world eat rice as an everyday, regular type of meal. It is a cereal grain and is harvested as a seed of the grass species scientifically known as Oryza sativa. In Nigeria, rice is not only a daily meal that can be taken anywhere and anytime, but it is also a ceremonial food; it is a common feature at parties and ceremonies, including birthdays, marriages, naming ceremonies, and burials. But just how much is a bag of rice in Nigeria?
Current Prices of Rice in Nigeria
Below are the current prices of rice in Nigerian markets across the geopolitical zones in the country. These prices are for those who are not particular about brand per se.
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Abuja == N23,000 – N25,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Lagos == N23,000 – N26,500
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Jos, Plateau State == N23,500 – N25,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Ilorin, Kwara State == N24,000 – N27,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Ibadan, Oyo State == N22,000 – N25,500
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Port Harcourt, Rivers State == N23,500 – N26,500
- Rice (25kg bag) price in Lagos == N13,000 – N14,000
- Rice (25kg bag) price in Sokoto, Sokoto State == N11,500 – N13,000
- Rice (100kg bag) price in Sokoto, Sokoto State == N44,000 – N47,000
Price of Ofada Rice in Nigeria
Named after Ofada town in Ogun state, Nigerian brown rice is a commonly grown rice species in the area and some other parts of the country. It is amazing because sometimes, the rice is treated as a luxury commodity, available in choice restaurants and bars across the country.
- Ofada rice (1kg) == N1,500 – N2,000
- Ofada rice (50kg) == N55,000 – N60,000
Prices of Mama Gold Rice in Nigeria
Mama Gold rice is a popular brand of rice in Nigeria and for very good reasons. It is a superior quality Thai-parboiled rice that contains very little starch content. Many Nigerians call it special rice for this reason, as it is easy to cook; you don’t have to spend too much time parboiling all over again. It comes in different sizes and prices accordingly. This rice is available in several markets across the country, including the popular Daleko market in Lagos.
- Mama Gold 50kg Rice – N30,000 to N35,000 (depending on the market)
Prices of Royal Stallion Rice in Nigeria
This rice is marketed by the Stallion Group of Companies, marketers of other Stallion-branded products, including several food items, automobiles, and household items. Stallion rice is one of the world-leading rice brands, with rice from reputable countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, India, Brazil, and the United States of America. It offers a quality variety of rice and little wonder it is a well sought-after brand in the country.
- Royal Stallion 50kg Rice – N25,000 to N27,500 (depending on the market)
- Royal Stallion 25kg Rice – N12,500 – N14,000
Prices of Rice Master Rice in Nigeria
Rice Master Rice is another known quality brand that has dominated the market for some time and given satisfaction to our taste buds. It is a well-parboiled and tasty blend of rice with a unique flavor and color. It is available in major markets across the nation at a reasonably competitive price too.
Rice Master 50kg Rice – N26,000 to N30,000 (depending on the market) Rice Master 25kg Rice – N13,000 to N15,500 (depending on the market)
Prices of Caprice in Nigeria
Caprice is another popular household name in Nigeria. In fact, it is one brand that you’re likely to see everywhere you look in the country. Along with Mama Gold and Stallion, it stands tall as one of the most popular rice brands in the country. It has been one of the cheapest brands as well for some time. Let’s now see how much this rice currently sells in the Nigerian market.
- Caprice 50kg Rice – N28,000 to N34,000
- Caprice 25kg Rice – N13,500 to N17,500
Prices of Other Rice Brands in Nigeria
Falcon Rice: This is a medium, long, and whole grain rice that is produced in the United States. It is not a commonly eaten specie but is growing in popularity, especially among Nigerians who have spent some time in the USA and elsewhere.
Price (25kg) – N8,000 to N9,000
Basmati Rice: Basmati Rice is another brand that is fast growing in popularity. Many say it is low in sugar and is, therefore, choice rice for many weight-watching ladies, and maybe men too. Basmati rice comes in its own unique packs and is available in several supermarkets across the country.
Price (5kg) – N3,800 to N4,200