The Value of ₦1000: What Can You Actually Get
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Low attendance at the AFCON games in Egypt this year brought on a comparison of two African giants, Nigerian and Egyptian economies, with Nigeria being criticized for its inability to put an end to its exploding inflation. So as of 2019, its time for us to analyze, what can you buy with 1000 Naira?
Find 15 items that are great for N1000 and where to get them!
1. Half a Carton of Indomie Noodles
One of the most popular noodles in Nigeria goes for ₦1900 for a full carton, leaving you with ₦100 in change.
2. 1/2 Shawarma (Depending on the location)
This juicy wrap that originates from the Middle East goes from ₦500 – ₦1000/piece, depending on where you buy from.
3. 1GB MTN Data
This might last less than 1 week but for ₦1000 only, you can get access to the World Wide Web!
4. 1 Month of Iroko TV subscription
Similar to Netflix, Iroko TV subscription allows users access to hundreds of the best of Nollywood entertainment for less than ₦1000/month.
5. Thrift Items at Yaba Market
Thrift clothing at Yaba Market can go as low as ₦300 which is less than $1! (I’ve bought 3 shirts for ₦1000 before, not kidding).
6. Watch A Movie
Tickets to movies at the cinema can go for as low as ₦500, depending on the cinema.
7. Tickets to LCC
Lekki Conservation Center, with the longest suspended bridge in West Africa, costs ₦1000/head to enter.
8. Tickets to the Beach
Beaches like Oniru (Moist Beach) and Elegushi cost about ₦1000 per head.
9. Drug Store Lip Kits
These range from ₦300 – ₦1000, so you can get as many as 3 glosses for less than ₦1000!
10. Andrea Hair Growth Essence
Do you desire really long hair locks? For less than ₦1000, you can buy 1 bottle of this hair growth essence.
11. Sports Wristwatch
This trendy sports wristwatch will only set you back ₦380, so for ₦1000, you can buy two! His & Hers.
12. Graphic Tee Shirt (China)
A nice china graphic tee will cost as low as ₦360!
13. A Bet9ja Draw
Read carefully, this one is really important. Bet9ja (hosts of the ongoing BBN) will allow you to bet on any game with as low as ₦100. So with ₦1000, you can put in 100 stakes to boost your odds and make extra income!
14. Breakfast Cereal
If you don’t get to start with breakfast every morning, you can buy a box of breakfast cereal which will last you a full week.
15. Phone Accessories
Items such as phone rings, cases, Popsockets and other trendy accessories will cost you roughly ₦1000.
As a bonus!
16. Computer Accessories
USBs, depending on the capacity cost anywhere from ₦1000 only!
So while the Nigerian economy has not been able to handle its inflation as well as Egypt, it’s always nice to know we can still buy so many items for less than ₦1000. If there are other items we’re forgetting, please sound off in the comments!