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Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Pochettino(f): 2:51pm On Feb 02
Nigerians always believe home cooked food is cheaper than eating in a restaurant. But is it true?
I understand it may be so for a large family, but for a single person is it really cheaper?

If we stick to strictly cost and not variable factors like washing pant water grin cheesy or unhygienic environment.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Kriss216: 2:57pm On Feb 02
It depends.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by WoundedLamb: 3:01pm On Feb 02
I don't know about Nigeria, but where I am, it's evidently cheaper; much cheaper actually.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Pochettino(f): 9:48pm On Feb 02
WoundedLamb:
I don't know about Nigeria, but where I am, it evidently cheaper; much cheaper actually.

Hmmm

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Pochettino(f): 9:48pm On Feb 02
Kriss216:
It depends.

On what & what?
Let's focus on cost alone for a bachelor/spinster.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by CDCEO001: 7:04am On Feb 03
Most time I see that I spend more cooking at home, and I eat more too at home.
But the best part of cooking at home is that you eat what you want and the way you want it, you are also sure that everything is clean (that's if you a clean person that is conscious of hygiene)

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by paulGrundy(m): 7:49am On Feb 03
its cheaper to cook if you are buying all your foodstuffs in bulk.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Pochettino(f): 11:29pm On Feb 03
CDCEO001:
Most time I see that I spend more cooking at home, and I eat more too at home.
But the best part of cooking at home is that you eat what you want and the way you want it, you are also sure that everything is clean (that's if you a clean person that is conscious of hygiene)

Focus on cost alone. Thanks.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by CDCEO001: 5:58am On Feb 04
Pochettino:


Focus on cost alone. Thanks.
You focus on the cost as you wish, I have input my opinion if you no like am na you sabi. .

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by BadRadio: 3:30pm On Mar 10
Eating out makes better sense... 1 plate of eba and draw soup without meat is 200 Nairagrin

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by pozehnani(f): 3:52pm On Mar 10
Nope. It's no longer cheaper to cook.

Cooking now cost way too much due to the current inflation that before you can buy enough condiments to make a tasty meal, you'll have to spend tons of money.

We only pray God keeps providing more than enough for us to meet up because no matter what, I still prefer the food I cook myself. Most people out there are dirty and I don't trust the hygiene condition under which the foods are prepared.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by pocohantas(f): 6:49pm On Mar 10
I will say it depends on the quantity and quality of the food. There is this place I buy afang soup, they sell a small takeaway plate @ about N4500. With delivery is approx N5500. Now would I not cook a good pot of afang soup of about 1l with N4500 and eat it many times? That is assuming I have the basic ingredients sha.

For me, I also consider the energy and time involved- that is what makes it expensive to always cook at home. Sometimes I just order out to save myself stress abeg.

Anyway, I noticed na poor people chop outside pass o. Whenever I am braiding my hair in those roadsides hairdressers, I will watch the woman buy N100 rice for her kids.

We should also consider the fact that many Nigerians do not have bulk money to use and cook a single meal. Soup wey them no even get light/refrigerator to preserve.

I think it is healthier, but not always cheaper.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by iamyemiakins(m): 8:20pm On Mar 10
Pochettino:
If we stick to strictly cost and not variable factors like washing pant water grin cheesy or unhygienic environment.
It's mostly cheaper to cook at home, but some kinds of food are better eaten outside due to the stress and arrangement of buying ingredients, cooking etc. Most especially when you're a busy type.

I heard rumors and noticed the emboldened in a place I used to eat back then, the next time I went there to confirm properly and monitor the customer flow, I noticed their customers had reduced, as they were about to ask me what I would like to eat

Me:

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by iamyemiakins(m): 8:27pm On Mar 11
BadRadio:
Eating out makes better sense... 1 plate of eba and draw soupwithout meat is 200 Nairagrin
I fit still reason some kain soup without meat/fish o, but draw soup ehn. E go too dry grin

After the stress of drawing and drawing, no meat/fish to compensate yourself with grin

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by BadRadio: 11:05pm On Mar 11
iamyemiakins:

I fit still reason other soups without meat/fish o, but draw soup ehn. E go too dry grin

After the stress of drawing and drawing, no meat/fish to compensate yourself with grin
grin

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by iamyemiakins(m): 9:32am On Mar 13
Bluezy13:
Being a single guy,
Everyday, as a fan of beans (mainly porridge with stew)
I eat beans 100 + fried plantain 100.
in the morning. Total = N250.
I have a customer already.

Afternoon, beans 100 (takeaway) + any other thing 100.
Total N200

Evening, bread 100 + beverages (Already in store)
or depending on how I feel, I eat specifically melon soup and Eba = N300
Or Ogba 100.

Unfortunately today,
My mama put didn't open she told me yesterday that she will be having a church program. And here at work, I have wasted about N1650 already in the name of eating snacks and soft drinks and the day is not over, and I am still hungry.
This ur beans game tight o

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by HalpyBee(f): 3:22pm On Mar 13
Well, I think it depends on what you want to cook and the quantity.
For example, preparing fried rice at home with all the necessary ingredients will cost you more than eating it out.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PAWG(m): 3:22pm On Mar 13
More inputs please, IMHO cooking at home is cheaper, man’s been buying food since January 1 and it hasn’t been easy.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Starcrest1: 3:23pm On Mar 13
One bag of 25kg rice costs #12000 and it lasts me 6 months as a single person. I cook rice twice weekly.

To cook tomato stew costs me #2000

#2000 gas refill lasts me 2 months.

CALCULATE
#12,000÷48 times = #250 per cooking which is about 5 plates. 1 plate = #50.

#2500 ÷ 8 plates of stew = #312 a plate. NB Meat alone is #1500.

#2000 ÷ 60days of usage = #33 per cooking. 1 plate should be about #6.

So 50+312+6= #368 a plate for my own cooking.

Average cost of a plate of rice outside = #500.
So OP home cooking is still cheaper and more satisfying no matter what.

Modified: My plate na big plate o. E fit be two plates outside. So be the judge.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Cerebellum: 3:23pm On Mar 13
I actually hate eating outside and I find it odd when some people take it as a day-to-day routine

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Babysho(m): 3:23pm On Mar 13
Eating out will always be more expensive than cooking at home lol

If the cost of grocery increases for people that cook at home, is it not the same grocery that your bukka or restaurant are using to cook.

If your bukka don't reduce the amount of stew they pour ontop your rice, the quality of the stew go reduce.
If they don't increase the price of your turkey/meat they sell for you, the size go reduce.

Either way, you go still feel am
#212

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by StepTwo: 3:23pm On Mar 13
Hmm[quote author=abumeinben post=99854244][/quote]

I cooked soup three days ago with 1,500 naira and decided to go buy fufu to eat with and what I got shook me. Maybe it's now better to eat out because I don't believe a restaurant can be that heartless to sell that quantity of food to you.

Attacked pic is the fufu I bought for 50 naira in Abuja

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 3:23pm On Mar 13
It's cheaper for single individuals who don't eat heavily.

For people who eat lightly once or twice daily, buying out might be cheaper... but only in comparison to local bukaterias.

If they want to eat from places like Mega Chicken, The Place or Radisson Blu, then of course cooking is way more affordable.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by specialmati(m): 3:23pm On Mar 13
cool cool coolcook at home ooh its cheaper store some in the fridge. Look at me i forgot that light is another topic in this country. abeg all of them cheap its depends on the individual involve

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Cerebellum: 3:24pm On Mar 13
Starcrest1:
grin
grin roast you there
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by abumeinben(m): 3:25pm On Mar 13
Pochettino:
Nigerians always believe home cooked food is cheaper than eating in a restaurant. But is it true?
I understand it may be so for a large family, but for a single person is it really cheaper?

If we stick to strictly cost and not variable factors like washing pant water grin cheesy or unhygienic environment.

Cheaper at home bruh. Those who visit buka do so because "no time to cook", especially in Lagos. Use 1k chop one meal for buka...same one 1k go give you stew take run over 6 meals.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by blazepascal(m): 3:25pm On Mar 13
issorite

better to cook at home an enjoy your meal
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by IMASTEX: 3:25pm On Mar 13
Always, let's assume you use #5k for a meal eating out. And you use 8k preparing a meal at home. Note that the 5k meal will be a one off & in some cases moderate satisfaction. While you may eat multiple times for the home made.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Prussian: 3:26pm On Mar 13
If you have nothing to do and your time is not valuable, it is cheaper to cook at home.

But when you become someone of value and people pay you good money for using your time to provide services, you won't waste your time washing fish because you want to save 3 or 5k. Afterall, what is 5k to you when they are paying you 1000 dollars to transcribe speeches from Chinese to English.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by incogni2o: 3:26pm On Mar 13
Anytime Anyday

Remember meat is now 100 naira at restaurants

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by YoungBlackRico(m): 3:26pm On Mar 13
Boy, these days eating out is cheaper, just unhealthy. And it kinda depends on the environment too.

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