Average Bus Journey (Intercity) Fare Rose by 41.14% YoY in December – NBS

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Average transport fare for bus journey rose by 4.03 per cent in October – NBS

The latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that ‎the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 4.98% month-on-month and by 41.14% year-on-year to N2,532.19 in December 2020 from N2,240.66 in November 2020.

The Transport Fare Watch report for December 2020 covers the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, the charge per person; airfare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.

Average transport fare for bus journey rose by 4.03 per cent in October – NBS

The NBS further reported that in the period under review states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,415.73), Sokoto (N3,255.20), and Lagos (N3,250.60) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,550.73), Bauchi (N1,600.70), and Akwa Ibom (N1,700.54).

A breakdown of the figures in the data shows that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 6.18% month-on-month and by 78.50% year-on-year to N354.49 in December 2020 from N333.86 in November 2020.

States with the highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N600.50), Bauchi (N526.30), and Cross River (N458.07) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N200.50), Anambra (N242.23), and Borno (N243.12).

Air transport fare?

According to the transport fare report, the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 0.42% month-on-month and by 18.54% year-on-year to N36,454.59 in December 2020 from N36,301.74 in November 2020.

States with highest air fare were Anambra (N38,700.00), Lagos (N38,550.00), Cross River (N38,500.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Akwa Ibom (N32,600.00), Sokoto (N33,500.00), and Gombe (N34,750.00).

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How about Motorcycle (Okada) fare?

Also, average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 6.14% month-on-month and by 124.73% year-on-year to N293.36 in December 2020 from N276.38 in November 2020.

States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Niger (N1,575.70), Yobe (N397.45) and Imo (N397.42) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N80.40), Katsina (N130.25) and Kebbi (N146.25).

Waterway passenger transport

Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 0.19% month-on-month and by 33.56% year-on-year to N758.27 in December 2020 from N756.84 in November 2020.

States with the highest fare by waterway passenger transport were Delta (N2,300.35), Bayelsa (N2,240.00) and Rivers (N2,200.00) while states with the lowest fare by waterway passenger transport were Borno (N240.73), Gombe (N293.24) and Kebbi (N349.64).