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How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by samueloduoye(m): 1:10pm On Jun 01, 2019
For a man living in Ibadan, Lagos, Port Harcourt or any other Nigerian city, how much should he be making monthly before considering marriage?

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How much should a man earn monthly before considering marriage?

Timileyin Akinkahunsi

Men are usually seen as breadwinners, especially in Africa, and as such, men are expected to have a stable source of income before getting married due to the responsibilities that come with marriage. Saturday PUNCH asked a cross-section of Nigerians how much money they think a man should earn monthly before considering marriage and here are their responses

N50, 000-N100, 000 – Olayemi Segun Ajiku

In my opinion, a man should earn nothing lower than between N50,000 and N100,000. With this amount, I believe he will survive as long as he lives within his budget and sets his priorities right. Although with this amount, his state of residence has to be considered. We cannot compare someone who resides in Lagos to a man that lives in Ibadan.


Secondly, when a woman knows what a man earns; it is easy for her to decide if she wants to spend the rest of her life with him or not. Also, she will know how much support the man will require from her.

Thirdly, a responsible man without a steady income shouldn’t think of marriage. He won’t have the capability to shoulder his responsibilities as a husband and a father, especially when children come into the picture.


Ideally, a man should cater for everything in the home but if he is lucky to marry a good wife, she won’t hesitate to support him whenever it is necessary.

I’ll recommend N50,000 – Ishaya Mungopark Maishara

Here in Abuja, I’ll recommend N50,000 because of the situation of the economy. Marriage is like a journey to the point of no return; one has to be very careful before taking the decision to get married. First, there should be an understanding between the man and the woman. To create this form of understanding, financial matters need to be discussed.


It is important for a lady to know how much a man earns before marrying him. It matters a lot because this is a lifetime agreement and the individuals involved should know where they stand before getting into it.

N20,000 to N50,000 is okay – Richard Idigbogu


Richard Idigbogu

I don’t believe there’s a statutory amount a man should earn before considering marriage. If I am to mention an income range, I’ll say between N20,000 and N50,000. This issue has made a lot of young men to choose to remain single for too long. The question is: “What kind of marriage do you want?” You may be earning an amount as small as N20,000 monthly and still get married; although, the marriage will not be as glamorous as that of a man who takes home a huge sum of money every month. Ladies, on the other hand, are not helping matters. I know a lady who said if a guy doesn’t earn at least N150,000, he should not consider coming close to her for marriage. Six years down the line, she’s still single and frustrated.


From N50, 000 upward is fine – Abodunrin Olatunde Oyeniran


A man that earns N50, 000 monthly is financially ready for marriage. A woman should consider how much a man earns before accepting his marriage proposal. A man should have a stable income before thinking of marriage; money is important in marriage. A man should cater for rent, food, school fees of the children, and other family obligations. A Yoruba adage says, “There’s no half man, its either you’re a man or not.”



No specific level of income should be considered – Gaza Danladi


Gaza Danladi
We all have choices to make. Deciding to build a life with someone isn’t something everyone can handle. Marriage is a team work but still we all have standards. However, understanding prospects is important. There aren’t enough eligible bachelors to go round, so if a woman finds one with prospects, it won’t be a bad idea to consider him. Fela Durotoye (motivational speaker) once said when he got married, the bathroom of the house he lived in was so bad that most times, his wife had to go shower at her parents’ place. Look at where they are today. Finance is important in marriage and whether you can put up with what will be available to you in marriage is something to give thought to.



Personally I do not think there is an amount a man should earn from his 9-5 job or business venture before getting married. The reason is that if we set a yardstick, there are many in the society who will never meet up, and it will be absurd or unfair to say such people should never get married.

N100, 000-N150, 000 – Afolakunmi Awoyemi

A man who has a paid employment should earn at least N150, 000 before considering marriage. If he runs his own business, he should earn at least 100,000 monthly before considering marriage. The amount a man earns is very important because no woman wants to suffer. When children are involved, they need to attend good schools and live a stress-free life. Things are not easy but everyone wants a comfortable life. A man who doesn’t have a steady income shouldn’t even think of getting married at all because the couple needs to consider how they will survive. A woman can support her husband if his income is unstable for some time. However, I won’t advise any man to go into marriage without a steady income.



Considering the bills, N800, 000 – Aduke Gold


Aduke Gold
It is difficult to mention a figure, especially in an unstable and unpredictable economy like ours. However, before a man considers marriage, he should have multiple streams of income.

Giving an amount or figure may not equate to the responsibilities that will later surface in the future but if a man has multiple streams of income, he may use one to balance the other. Before accepting a marriage proposal, what a man earns should be considered by the woman. Marriage is reality, not abstract. You need to open the box and check before you go into it.

As a single lady, I spend close to N100, 000 monthly on myself and I am not even living large. If a man wants to perform his full responsibilities in this economy, considering house rent and other bills, he should be earning at least N800, 000. I am not saying I am waiting for that type of man, but considering the bad economy, I need to set the records straight.

Considering the economy, he must have a stable income – Ukeh Ngozi Anita


Ukeh Ngozi Anita
Marriage comes with responsibilities; a man should have a stable income before considering marriage. I do not mean he must earn N100,000 or N1m monthly, no; I’m not saying he must have a car or a house in his name, no. All I am saying is that the man must have something he is doing that brings in money for him regularly. A man should know that the responsibility of the house is on him, and the woman will support him. Most ladies, including me, have set a standard that we want for marriage and we have our reasons for that but our reasons should not be coated with greed or selfishness. A man that is lazy or doesn’t have any source of livelihood should not get married because the children might suffer.

N300, 000, if they want to live in Lagos – Adeola Dosunmu

Marriage is desirable to many, not all. While some people believe in patching things up with the hope that better days are ahead, some will never settle for any form of ‘management’. Before getting married, a man should consider these factors: If he wants to share the burden of household expenses with his wife or not, the kind of apartment he wants to live in and if the rent will still be affordable after they start having children.

Using Lagos as an example, a man that wants to start a family should earn at least N300,000 monthly. And even with this, he won’t be able to afford an apartment in some areas in Lagos.

It should be N150, 000 – Oketola Deborah


Oketola Deborah
What a man earns depends on the nature of his job. A man should be able to get a decent accommodation and put good food on the table. So talking about how much a man should earn, I will say at least N150,000.

The amount of money a man earns is important; no woman wants to suffer. If a woman knows how much her husband earns, she would know the limits of her demands and trust him more.

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Planet3xi: 1:25pm On Jun 01, 2019
I'll park here cheesy

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Finnese001: 1:32pm On Jun 01, 2019
Waiting for comments

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by IamPlato(m): 1:39pm On Jun 01, 2019
Its Not A Mattter Of Earning. He Could Be Earning Much But Be A Foolish Spender...

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by donbachi(m): 1:42pm On Jun 01, 2019
No be by city,pocket and monthly earnings...if you are matured at heart and ready..no amount or earning is too much or small..find your mrs right first,know about her in and out atleast 60%,because,a woman is a lifetime book.you have to read,read and read.because it's a book full of intrigues,suspense,pains,regrets and laughters..every chapter different story...lastly,dem no dey marry woman finish....i'm still paying...so,how much u don save so far.

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 1:50pm On Jun 01, 2019
Like 500K is ideal. Last last 300K. I did not come to this life to suffer.

When is my Ned Nwoko arriving naw? sad

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Preshy561(f): 1:58pm On Jun 01, 2019
5million a month cry

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Iamgrey5(m): 2:01pm On Jun 01, 2019
5000 naira a month cry

As a lady, I am more concerned about the investment the guy has made as against what he earns cry

Anything can happen in this Nigerian society o jare cry

Emm modified: I am not a lady oh, I was simply messing around.

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by chinchonglee(m): 2:03pm On Jun 01, 2019
UyaiIncomparabl:
Like 500K is ideal. Last last 200K. I did not come to this life to suffer.

When is my O.B.O/Ned Nwoko/Dantata/Dangote arriving naw?
sad
Madam carry ur fat body go find work

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 2:05pm On Jun 01, 2019
Preshy561:
5million a month cry

grin

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:05pm On Jun 01, 2019
Standards of living will vary so you're going to have a bunch of significantly different numbers flying up and down this thread lol

Dunno what arrangement he plans to have going on with his wife concerning contributions, but realistically probably at least whatever amount can comfortably cover all basic living necessities month to month.

Ideally, rule of thumb is to also have about 6 months worth of your annual savings tucked up somewhere if possible.

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 2:06pm On Jun 01, 2019
chinchonglee:

Madam carry ur fat body go find work

K

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by chinchonglee(m): 2:07pm On Jun 01, 2019

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Preshy561(f): 2:07pm On Jun 01, 2019
Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by chiommy123(f): 2:11pm On Jun 01, 2019
As much as can take care of himself and family. So far as you can plan well, save well then you're good to go

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Iamgrey5(m): 2:12pm On Jun 01, 2019
ibkayee:
Standards of living will vary so you're going to have a bunch of significantly different numbers flying up and down this thread lol

Dunno what arrangement he plans to have going on with his wife concerning contributions, but realistically probably at least whatever amount can comfortably cover all basic living necessities month to month.

Ideally, rule of thumb is to also have about 6 months worth of your annual savings tucked up somewhere if possible.
Mine is 5000 naira for Ibadan cheesy

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:13pm On Jun 01, 2019
Iamgrey5:
Mine is 5000 naira for Ibadan cheesy
An hour? lipsrsealed grin

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Iamgrey5(m): 2:14pm On Jun 01, 2019
ibkayee:
An hour? lipsrsealed grin
A month cry

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:15pm On Jun 01, 2019
Iamgrey5:
A month cry
Let me just love you from afar then grin

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Iamgrey5(m): 2:19pm On Jun 01, 2019
ibkayee:

Let me just love you from afar then grin
cry No i am going to fight for this love like Cheryl Cole cry

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:21pm On Jun 01, 2019
Iamgrey5:
cry No i am going to fight for this love like Cheryl Cole cry
grin

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Headlesschicken(m): 2:25pm On Jun 01, 2019
undecided 110 to 120 is moderate buh must v worked for a while wiv some other investments before thinking about that..

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by CaptainMitch: 2:28pm On Jun 01, 2019
Preshy561 I know say na this kind thread you go like

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by askakim(m): 2:29pm On Jun 01, 2019
It depends on your taste of life.. But one thing is certain not to depend only on ONE job salary. Hustle for another online source of income as a guy.

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:29pm On Jun 01, 2019
iamgrey5

You've always come across as one of those deliberately humble guys who go out of their way to not appear as rich, successful, smart etc as they really are by the way lol

To me anyway cheesy

Won't be surprised if you're one billionaire's son cheesy

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Thegamingorca(m): 2:32pm On Jun 01, 2019
ibkayee:
iamgrey5

You've always come across as one of those deliberately humble guys who go out of their way to not appear as rich, successful, smart etc as they really are by the way lol

To me anyway cheesy

Won't be surprised if you're one billionaire's son cheesy

cool

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Iamgrey5(m): 2:34pm On Jun 01, 2019
ibkayee:
iamgrey5

You've always come across as one of those deliberately humble guys who go out of their way to not appear as rich, successful, smart etc as they really are by the way lol

To me anyway cheesy

Won't be surprised if you're one billionaire's son cheesy
shocked Wow

Thanks for all the compliment

I am deeply flattered oh

I am no billionaires son oh

But thanks

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:35pm On Jun 01, 2019
Thegamingorca:


cool
You too to some extent...hmmm grin
Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Preshy561(f): 2:35pm On Jun 01, 2019
CaptainMitch:
Preshy561 I know say na this kind thread you go like
Lol.

I too like money grin
Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Nobody: 2:36pm On Jun 01, 2019
cheesy depends on d number of wives u planning to marry and d number of children u planning to have.

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by ibkayee(f): 2:37pm On Jun 01, 2019
Iamgrey5:
shocked Wow

Thanks for all the compliment

I am deeply flattered oh

I am no billionaires son oh

But thanks
Even if it isn't necessarily money, you're deliberately humble in certain areas...tongue

Anyway blessed Saturday tongue grin

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Re: How Much Should A Man Earn Monthly Before Considering Marriage? by Thegamingorca(m): 2:46pm On Jun 01, 2019
ibkayee:

You too to some extent...hmmm grin



grin nahhh I aint a rich boy.

My family may come off as well to do but we don't own vast hectares of land and bank account zeroes to rival said lands

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