Commuters’ Average Transport Fare for Intercity Bus Increased By 24.30% YoY in September 2020 – NBS

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

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 7.92% month-on-month and by 63.88% year-on-year to N309.73 in September 2020 from N286.99 in August 2020. States with highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N579.84), Bauchi (N492.14) and Cross River (N416.32) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N188.50), Kebbi (N192.48) and Borno (N200.80).

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 0.36% month-on-month and by 24.30% year-on-year to N2,022.70 in September 2020 from N2,015.50 in August 2020. States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,315.22), Lagos (N3,073.25) and Sokoto (N3,000.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Kwara (N223.45), Benue (N274.64) and Ondo (N291.07).

Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -4.59% month-on-month and increased by 20.60% year-on-year to N36,884.59 in September 2020 from N38,659.86 in August 2020. States with highest air fare were Lagos (N39,750.00), Rivers (N39,520.00), Anambra (N38,950.00) while States with lowest air fare were Akwa Ibom (N32,500.00), Sokoto (N33,700.00), and Benue (N35,000.00).

Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 10.47% month-on-month and by 111.11% year-on-year to N255.51 in September 2020 from N231.29 in August 2020. States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Niger (N1,467.49), Kogi (N362.47) and Rivers (N345.80) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N76.55), Katsina (N100.84) and Kebbi (N125.60).

Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 7.06% month-on-month and by 34.13% year-on-year to N734.26 in September 2020 from N685.82 in August 2020. States with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa (N2,250.23), Rivers (N2,200.64) and Delta (N2,150.30) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Borno (N200.48), Gombe (N264.29) and Abuja FCT (N294.10).

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