Being poor in Lagos may be more expensive than you could imagine.

The price of an essential commodity as kerosene hit 455 Naira per litre in February.

This is according to data from the National Household Kerosene Price Watch (February 2017) by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS on Tuesday.

Lagos was followed by Ogun that sold the commodity at 425 Naira and Ondo, which sold it for 424 Naira.

However, the NBS said the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene, reduced by 18.77% month-on-month in February.

According to the Bureau, “States with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Sokoto State, which sold for 295 Naira; Gombe, N292 Naira and Katsina State, which sold for 286 Naira.”

On the other hand, “States with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene were Yobe, which sold for 1,800.00 Naira; Kebbi 1,688 Naira and Akwa Ibom, which sold for 1,636 Naira.

“States with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Sokoto State, which sold for 1,114 Naira Ebonyi, 1,080 Naira and Anambra, 1,068 Naira.