‘Nigeria is the Most Expensive Country to Buy Car in West Africa’

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Online Vehicle marketplace, Carmudi.com has said that Nigeria is the most expensive country to buy car in West Africa.

In a recent survey, Carmudi observed that Nigeria is the most expensive country to buy a car in Western Africa, with an average price of $19,547 dollars which is about N3.9 million while that of Senegal and Ghana are about $18,923 and $17,654 respectively.

The survey which focused on the used car model manufactured between 2008 and 2013 provided insights into the price difference across West African countries.

The survey estimated that in 2013, Nigeria imported more than 500, 000 unit of cars, 75 per cent of which were used cars.

It was concluded that despite being the most expensive country to buy a used car in West Africa, Nigeria still has a high demand for cars.

While speaking on the figures, Managing Director of Carmudi Nigeria, Amy Muoneke said “Aside from car pricing, the actual car purchasing experience can also be improved by new car browsing and sales platforms.

“Websites and mobile apps like Carmudi enable buyers to access a wider range of vehicles available in their home country and make educated choices on their purchases. With such presence we see not only more activity throughout Africa, but also buyers being able to look for the best deal and easily compare prices.”

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