Breathing in Nigeria, alone, can be a very complex task. But how long can people really survive on 5k? We ask a few people.
I stay in Osogbo and transport fare is N100, at most. I am also single and my life is not hard. So I can survive on 5k for 3 weeks.
On some occasion, I could spend more than twice of 5k on necessaries at once. It could also take me a day, depending on whenever I want to satisfy myself as regards food. I like to eat good, you know. In some instances when I am fully occupied, extremely busy, and fully indoors, I may not spend a thousand naira in one week, and this is in a case where all I can sustain myself with is at home.
Survival on 5k is ordinarily determined by several factors.
I am a student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, so surviving on 5k depends. In Ife, it is generally two days but in Lagos it is one.
In Lagos, the transport fare from my house to the Island alone costs 2k.
In my current situation, I am at home. There’s food and I don’t go anywhere. I only spend money on data. So I can survive on 5k for more than one week.
But if I leave home everyday, then maybe like three days. I know how to manage money.
Honestly, I can survive on 5k for a week. I’ll buy pap and akara for 200 naira and ‘mama put’ for 300 naira. That’s 500 naira. Plus 200 naira and that’s 700 naira everyday. I also don’t eat a lot. I can go a day without food and I’ll be fine.
But if we want to out everything I spend on, then it’s not enough. I spend like 20k on data every three weeks.
But how long do you think you can survive on 5k?