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5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by AutoJoshNG: 11:10am On Mar 12


As crazy as it sounds there are people in Lagos who spend up to 50% of their salaries on transportation only .
This can be fixed by applying some simple steps. Those who have spent years in Lagos might have gotten accustomed to these cost saving methods. But those who are new to Lagos might not know the best way to do this.Let’s get street smart !

The Earlier You Leave The Cheaper It Is
If you leave your home as early as possible you would not only save cost, you would also avoid traffic. Leaving home at 5AM(Or even 4:30, we don’t sleep in Lagos) the fare is usually 50 Naira, sometimes as much as 150 Naira cheaper. Sango to Oshodi is a good example.It can be as cheap as 150 Naira around 5AM, and can quickly skyrocket to 400 Naira around 7AM especially when it rains.

Make Use Of BRT Buses
BRT buses are usually cheaper when they are available, just make sure you get to the terminal on time ! .

Share A Uber Trip
Do you have friends and colleagues who live in the same axis as you do ?, are there some set of people you meet everyday at the bus stop ?. Team up with them and share a Uber ride, sometimes its cheaper !.

Tag Along With A Friend
Find a friend or colleague who has a car, and goes your way.Even if he/she does not go to your exact destination, it would save you some cost.Even if they offer to give you a free ride everyday, its polite to buy fuel for them once in a while, no matter how small.

Bigger Buses Are Cheaper
If you can’t get a BRT bus, you can opt for the bigger buses(LT), they are usually cheaper than the smaller ones(Vanagon).

Leave Work Early
Just like in the morning , the earlier you leave work in the evening, the cheaper the cost of transportation is .Leave as soon as you close from work, especially when it rains !. For example Oshodi to Sango around 5pm costs about 300 Naira , it increases dramatically around 7-8pm to 400-500 Naira, Once its around 9-10PM, just find one place to sleep because it is sometimes as high as 1000 Naira especially when it rains.


Just be careful not to enter a complete stranger’s vehicle out of desperation to save cost or get home on time. One chance is real. Stay safe.

Don't forget to tell us how you save cost on transportation in the comment section below and don't forget to share.

By Donald3d

https://autojosh.com/5-simple-ways-low-income-earners-can-save-cost-on-transportation/

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by babafresh(m): 6:02pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Depot(m): 6:03pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by HAROLDWILSON: 6:03pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by babafresh(m): 6:03pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Depot(m): 6:03pm On Mar 12
yes, the earlier you leave , the cheaper it is. This implies to car owners too, you consume more fuel when you leave late.

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Depot(m): 6:04pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by CalldreelMbm(m): 6:04pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by integrity16(m): 6:04pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by tabithababy(f): 6:04pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Baawaa(m): 6:04pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by iamanswer(m): 6:04pm On Mar 12
The FTC guy be throwing away the content and celebrating the envelope
Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by MasterRahl(m): 6:05pm On Mar 12
cool
One could buy his own car you know.
Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by saasala(m): 6:05pm On Mar 12
Quit your job and become a bus conductor. People will pay you for transportation and you no longer need to pay. Transportation is free...Use your head.

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Grace001: 6:07pm On Mar 12
OP you don't consider the risk of one getting into one chance bus very early in the morning. Only those who have experienced can tell the story.

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by glink2015: 6:07pm On Mar 12
....or hang at the back of yellow bus a.k.a danfo.

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by DBossNG(m): 6:07pm On Mar 12
OYA!
Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by garbahamzat(m): 6:07pm On Mar 12
Find your way to Iyanaoworo then your problem will be solved

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by udoka55555(m): 6:07pm On Mar 12
or better still, buy your own car!
don't go early to work, so you can charge passengers between 400-500 as from 7am- 8am..
and leave late e.g 9pm so you can charge #
1000..


with this method you don't need to buy fuel again!!

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by PSTEMMA1960(m): 6:09pm On Mar 12
grin sometimes I dey even trek from AYA to Masaka
saasala:
Quit your job and become a bus conductor. People will pay you for transportation and you no longer need to pay. Transportation is free...Use your head.

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by wetdick(m): 6:11pm On Mar 12
get a job close to your home or live near your office

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Olodo24: 6:12pm On Mar 12
AutoJoshNG:


As crazy as it sounds there are people in Lagos who spend up to 50% of their salaries on transportation only .
This can be fixed by applying some simple steps. Those who have spent years in Lagos might have gotten accustomed to these cost saving methods. But those who are new to Lagos might not know the best way to do this.Let’s get street smart !

The Earlier You Leave The Cheaper It Is
If you leave your home as early as possible you would not only save cost, you would also avoid traffic. Leaving home at 5AM(Or even 4:30, we don’t sleep in Lagos) the fare is usually 50 Naira, sometimes as much as 150 Naira cheaper. Sango to Oshodi is a good example.It can be as cheap as 150 Naira around 5AM, and can quickly skyrocket to 400 Naira around 7AM especially when it rains.

Make Use Of BRT Buses
BRT buses are usually cheaper when they are available, just make sure you get to the terminal on time ! .

Share A Uber Trip
Do you have friends and colleagues who live in the same axis as you do ?, are there some set of people you meet everyday at the bus stop ?. Team up with them and share a Uber ride, sometimes its cheaper !.

Tag Along With A Friend
Find a friend or colleague who has a car, and goes your way.Even if he/she does not go to your exact destination, it would save you some cost.Even if they offer to give you a free ride everyday, its polite to buy fuel for them once in a while, no matter how small.

Bigger Buses Are Cheaper
If you can’t get a BRT bus, you can opt for the bigger buses(LT), they are usually cheaper than the smaller ones(Vanagon).

Leave Work Early
Just like in the morning , the earlier you leave work in the evening, the cheaper the cost of transportation is .Leave as soon as you close from work, especially when it rains !. For example Oshodi to Sango around 5pm costs about 300 Naira , it increases dramatically around 7-8pm to 400-500 Naira, Once its around 9-10PM, just find one place to sleep because it is sometimes as high as 1000 Naira especially when it rains.


Just be careful not to enter a complete stranger’s vehicle out of desperation to save cost or get home on time. One chance is real. Stay safe.

Don't forget to tell us how you save cost on transportation in the comment section below and don't forget to share.

By Donald3d

https://autojosh.com/5-simple-ways-low-income-earners-can-save-cost-on-transportation/

looks like this piece is for those in Lagos only

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by Ekakamba: 6:12pm On Mar 12
udoka55555:
or better still, buy your own car!
don't go early to work, so you can charge passengers between 400-500 as from 7am- 8am..
and leave late e.g 9pm so you can charge #
1000..


with this method you don't need to buy fuel again!!

You won't buy fuel but you go hear 'wen' for maintenance. grin tongue

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by sweetest25: 6:14pm On Mar 12
Look for accommodation near your office

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by ikorodureporta: 6:15pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by fleps(m): 6:15pm On Mar 12
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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by skukimania(f): 6:21pm On Mar 12
#5 Leave work early. Really?

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Re: 5 Simple Ways Low Income Earners Can Save Cost On Transportation by chloride6: 6:23pm On Mar 12
Bigger Buses Are Cheaper
If you can’t get a BRT bus, you can opt for the bigger buses(LT), they are usually cheaper than the smaller ones(Vanagon).


I hate those 5-5 buses eh?

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