Date: September 16, 2019, 07:54:39 AM
House wife lists out her monthly home needs to the husband (What do you think?): Family : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
I tend to think that montly household expenditure in Nigeria (for normal life) is around N400,000.This list is not far off from that estimate, give or take. What do you think?
Monthly home needs depends on the income of the man, family size, the area/locality, economic situations etc Each family must work theirs out,but the list shown here is too much for an average Nigerian, a diligent and non corrupt civil servant cannot afford that.
I think that is too much!...It should be lower than that but it still depends on the level of income or money that the husband has.
I don't believe there's any particular prototype that can work for everyone - The family have to understand themselves, plan according to what they earn, pay attention to their environment etc. They have to avoid "trying" to match neighbor's expenditures, "trying" to impressing others by spending lavishly, avoid buying too much than is needed in the house etc... In some towns in Nigeria, a hundred thousand Naira will settle a family's needs for a month while in some cities the same amount can barely cater for a week. Cost of living in Isiala Mbano is way different from that of VI... After all my ramblings: I believe such list(of needs) should have more to do with the income and the environment than any other thing.
Well, due to Facebook, Isiala Mbano and VI are now in the same "global neighborhood". Madam posing in VI will be envied by madam "facebooking" in Isiala Mbano. Things that control prices in Nigeria these days are frightening.You'll be shocked by them if you ignore them.
In a world where guys and ladies who'd pray every night to either get a log of wood or bamboo to lay their heads on are the most influential people on social media - a prudent wife will not compare her family to another in the real world not to mention on social media. Online - people (especially Nigerians) ain't really who/what they portray themselves to be. Also, considering the fact that we are ranked the headquarters of poverty in the world - an average Nigerian father will not welcome you to his house if you'd teach his wife and kids how to make such lists except you show him where he will pick the money every month. Moreover, in the context of population, only a handful of Nigerian fathers/husbands can get this kind of list and it will not "abduct" every trace of smile on their faces...