Nigerian housewife’s 1980s grocery list goes viral

A grocery list containing rice, beans, yam, cassava, meat, and several other items which cost ₦94 was prepared by a Nigerian housewife in the 1980s, sparking conversation online.

The video, captioned “A foodstuff list made by a housewife in the 1980s. She has at most ₦100 to spend,” features a list showing rice, beans, meat, cassava, sugar, bread, milk, and several other items, all of which could be bought for cheap prices between ₦1 to ₦10 compared to today’s prices.

Nigerian housewife's 1980s grocery list goes viral
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The list, totaling ₦94 for all items, attracted attention online as many commented on the cost of living in the 1980s compared to the present.

See some reactions below:

Dude: “Dollar was $1 to N1. Today it’s same as going to the market withN155,000.”

Dennis Nathan: “Why couldn’t we continue with this economy? It’s common over Europe that’s to tell a country is working.”

Hakeem: “So the person kept his market list since 84 till date? Easy abeg.”

king_Greezly: “and na still these old men and women wey write stuff like this, come spoil am for this time.”

victormorrow38: “Lies to gain traffic. What brand of sugar was sold @2.80k per packet in 1980?So a packet of sugar cost more than a bag of cement i sold 2.00 naira.”



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