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Living in Surulere, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

11 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Surulere, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 11 people living in Surulere what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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11 comments on “Surulere”

Surulere is located at the centre of Lagos. You can navigate anywhere in Lagos from here but the only disadvantage is that there are many old houses here with high rent.

Eminex, says: 2023

Surulere is one of the hearts of the megacity that is Lagos. Popularly acknowledged as the entertainment capital, it is a busy hub with a host of lively fun spots where you can find anything from ethnic tasty delights to live musical and other stage performances. The plethora of bars, restaurants, lounges, hotels, stadiums, cinemas, and malls make it an ideal haven for fun lovers. Home to mostly the middle-class, it is one of the safest areas of Lagos. Rent is higher than average but transportation is easy. It also has the distinct advantage of being central so all parts of Lagos are easily accessible.

Osazee, says: 2023

Surulere is an urban area in Lagos, home to many actors, filmmakers and entertainers. It is also home to the National Stadium owned by the Federal Government and the Teslim Balogun Stadium owned by the state government. Surulere is an ever bubbling area with a lot of activities for fun such as the cinemas, malls, night clubs and more. You have everything you need in Surulere. It is also a central location between the Island and Mainland.

Favour, says: 2020

Lagos is beautiful, a great place to be in, especially if you have never been to Nigeria or Africa, however, the hustle and bustle of the city may be quite stressful for a stranger and as a visitor, it is advisable that you walk around with locals who know the city well enough, so as not to fall into the arms of fraudsters.

Tochukwu, says: 2020

Lagos is an awesome city to live and thrive in. Many tourists across the world have often compared Lagos to NYC in the USA. Lagos is a city of opportunities where indigenes of other states migrate to, seeking life changing opportunities. One final thing to note about Lagos is its fast and busy lifestyle. Anyone will sure enjoy life in Lagos.

Adebayo, says: 2020

My city is a very populated place. It is also very busy. Anyone who wants to make it to their destination in time should be on the road two hours prior to their time of engagement. This is because traffic and bad roads increases the travel time for such persons.

Victor, says: 2020

Surulere is in Lagos. It is a city that is ever busy and ever bubbling. Surulere houses both the National Stadium and National Theatre. It has a very good road connectivity and can be connected to from any part in Lagos. It also houses a number of companies, like Nigeria Breweries. Surulere is on the mainland in Lagos.

Kahleed, says: 2020

It’s vital to know cost of living is a little high, basic needs such as transportation and housing make it difficult for low earners to get savings. Also, the scarce availability of jobs is an issue to know, the majority of the scarcely available jobs are low paid jobs with high work stress. difficulty in transportation is also on of the major problems, find it difficult to get a convenient transport and traffic jam could make the day so stressful which one have to know could lead to health issue.

Lagos, is highly populated compared to other states in Nigeria. However, the are vast opportunities for people with various skills and talent to explore. There are many factories both local and international where individual skills, capabilities and expertise are met with corresponding jobs. It is well known that the cost of living in Lagos is high but with the right attitude, more can be achieved.

Faisal, says: 2020

Lagos is a big city, it is one of the most populated cities in Nigeria. Lagos is a very busy city and has a lot of recreational centres and the city life is bubbling and interesting. However, traffic can be very exhausting and one who decides to move here has to be security conscious.

Daniel, says: 2020

If anyone moves to Surulere, it is pertinent that the cost of living should be of great consideration. Since the cost of purchasing a 25 kg bag of rice will be more expensive compared to that of inner communities. Surulere now tends to accommodate more of the wealthy than the middle-class group. A far cry from what was obtainable in the early ’90s.

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