5 Young Nigerians Tell Us How Long They Can Survive on 5k

September 16, 2020

Breathing in Nigeria, alone, can be a very complex task. But how long can people really survive on 5k? We ask a few people.

1. Victor

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.

2. Lateef

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.

3. Kunle

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.

4. Chukwuka

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.

5. Helen

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?

Doyin Olagunju

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Buffet
October 28, 2020

For many Nigerians, their experiences at buffets rank highest as one of their most embarrassing moments.  Read: 5 Ways A Buffet Can Go Wrong In Nigeria From simple things like being overly shy because you now have to exercise your alimentary canal in front of everyone, to really serious buffet malfunctions like when a host […]

smiling couple
October 28, 2020

On October 29, 2020, we’ll be launching Love Life. It is a new Zikoko series about relationships, situationships and entanglements. To get you excited, here is a quiz that will tell you just how much you bring to your relationships. Hello people of the internet, you can now support us financially to help Zikoko keep Zikokoing.

Nigeria New Constitution
October 28, 2020

Nigerians are wondering if we can vote for a new constitution. The curiosity began, again, when Chileans voted on October 25, 2020, for a new constitution. 78% of Chileans voted in the referendum that the constitution should be re-written, and 79% voted that the constitution should be written by new writers elected by the people. […]

October 28, 2020

Yesterday, we told you 7 Things You HAVE To Know Before You Peg Someone and while most people screamed in revulsion, some others were more open to the idea. I was curious so I asked six Nigerian men what they thought about pegging. Abomaye, 25, Straight Honestly, I really think it opens a whole new […]

Recommended Quizzes

November 4, 2019

After successfully predicting when y’all are getting married (please, email any complaints to noneofourbusiness@nayousabi.com), we are back to tell you how much is currently in your account. How, you might ask? By using your taste in Nollywood, of course. Shhh. No questions. Just take it already:

November 20, 2019

Last month, we thoughtfully made a quiz telling you guys exactly when you’ll marry, but some of you claimed that your spouse was nowhere to be found. Well, now we’ve created one that’ll tell you exactly who you’ll be dragging down that aisle. Take and start planning that wedding:

April 14, 2020

Every friend group consists of very different and specific characters — from the parent to the fun one — and it can be a little tough figuring out where you fall. So, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know exactly what kind of friend you are. Take to find out:

April 1, 2020

Everyone has a Nigerian bank that matches their personality. You could either be as likeable as GTB, as efficient as Access or as mature as First Bank. Either way, all you have to do is take this quiz and we’ll let you know with almost 100% certainty. So, go ahead:

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

More from Chopist

Buffet
October 28, 2020

For many Nigerians, their experiences at buffets rank highest as one of their most embarrassing moments.  Read: 5 Ways A Buffet Can Go Wrong In Nigeria From simple things like being overly shy because you now have to exercise your alimentary canal in front of everyone, to really serious buffet malfunctions like when a host […]

October 28, 2020

Did you know that it’s possible to improve your love life with food? Sending food to your lover or someone you admire can go a long way to improve your prospects and position you for premium affection. Here’s a list of foods you can use to achieve that: 1. A platter of small chops Nothing […]

October 24, 2020

There has been a wave of the discovery of Covid-19 palliatives all across Nigeria. This is coming just after the wave of the recent #EndSARS protests. But while many state governments say that the discovered palliatives are for the poor and vulnerable people and that they were meant for onward distribution to other states, some […]

October 10, 2020

If I was unsure of the generosity of Nigerians, yesterday at the #EndSARS protests in Lagos proved me wrong. Except for the yoghurt I bought with my own money, I was well fed due to the sacrifice of many Nigerians who took it upon themselves to feed, fuel and energize the rest of us on […]

October 4, 2020

Jollof wars aside, there are a number of foods Nigerians need to appreciate Ghanaians for. Thanks to Ghanaians, we are enjoying these foods, or at least a slightly different version of them. Here’s a list of Ghanaian foods Nigerians enjoy eating. 1. Waakye This one is a fave for a lot of Nigerians. The stew […]

October 3, 2020

Benin City is one of the most historic towns in Nigeria. The city that plays host to the revered Eweka dynasty, Benin city has some fun spots if you ever realise that you need to unwind. Note down these 7 places, and never say we didn’t help you when you were stranded in Benin-city: 1. […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.
January 27, 2020
Nigerians Talk is what happened when a motley crew of young Nigerians were put in front of a camera and asked a bunch of apparently random questions about life, love, money and more.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X