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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by edoairways: 11:59pm On Mar 13
juniorstar:

that's d advantage of buying in bulk. before you go market again e fit reach next month. but the soup and stew no go too last 1 week plus.
That is true
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by chuksp09(m): 12:14am On Mar 14
CDCEO001:

You focus on the cost as you wish, I have input my opinion if you no like am na you sabi. .
grin grin
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by TSBO: 12:20am On Mar 14
PrimadonnaO:
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.

On point. Depends on where you eat, but generally speaking, it is probably cheaper to cook the same exact meal you eat outside. It helps if ypu can cook large portions and preserve them.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by yanabasee1(m): 12:21am On Mar 14
pocohantas:
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.


How can a plate of afang be sold for a whooping #4500??


I use barely #3500 to prepare a standard pot of afang with plenty esam and cowhead pomo and fleshy stockfish with assorted meats to go with....
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Queenserah26(f): 12:40am On Mar 14
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iamyemiakins:

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by pocohantas(f): 12:41am On Mar 14
yanabasee1:



How can a plate of afang be sold for a whooping #4500??


I use barely #3500 to prepare a standard pot of afang with plenty esam and cowhead pomo and fleshy stockfish with assorted meats to go with....

Buy and cook, nobody is stopping you. You can even start a food delivery business and sell yours for N1500. People wey wan buy from you go buy.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by yanabasee1(m): 12:56am On Mar 14
pocohantas:


Buy and cook, nobody is stopping you. You can even start a food delivery business and sell yours for N1500. People wey wan buy from you go buy.

Anti, No be fight oh...


Was just curious how a plate will go for #4500... As in a plate? Even Transcorp hotels sold a plate of afang way below #4500.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by pocohantas(f): 1:39am On Mar 14
yanabasee1:


Anti, No be fight oh...


Was just curious how a plate will go for #4500... As in a plate? Even Transcorp hotels sold a plate of afang way below #4500.

I didn’t say it is fight, I am only showing you a business idea. You can sell cheaper than them and Transcorp. Think about it.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by calcal: 1:51am On Mar 14
Starcrest1:
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.







Poverty is real in this country.

Those guys with 4 children will receive $1400*4=$5600
$600 *4 = $2400
$500 *4 =$2000
Palliative = $10000
then tax-return in each child $2000, 4 children = $8000

Total = $18000,
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GOD LIVES IN AMERICA AND
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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Ashinze: 6:34am On Mar 14
As for me oooooooo eating outside is a lost of destiny, we most people as lost our Glory by eating outside , because in Nigerian's many food seller's use juju on there food. So is better and saver to cook indoor for yourself than to buy outside, am talking from experience ni ooooo.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by rubyjan(f): 7:31am On Mar 14
Zane2point4:

Which kind afang dem deh sale for 4500??
It must be the whole pot you're talking abt.

I eat afang here in owerri for 1500,and it's one of the best places o, that's why it costly.

You dey mind that one. She even said big salons charge her N25,000 to braid hair.

It must be a salon in the outer space. Mtchew
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by yanabasee1(m): 7:42am On Mar 14
pocohantas:


I didn’t say it is fight, I am only showing you a business idea. You can sell cheaper than them and Transcorp. Think about it.


Lol..... You're the chef here.....


I am very occupied and I wouldn't want to venture into delivery business.....


Cooking is very stressful and I cook when madam isn't around or when she's tired and probably not feeling too well or when I read your recipes and decides to spice things up...


That being said, lemme go to your profile and look for what to cook this weekend against Monday to Wednesday.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by 123papas(m): 8:06am On Mar 14
You didn’t add transportation cost, sevice charge - washing of plates, water, pots, etc. Also add manpower per hour used in cooking
Starcrest1:
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.






Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by pocohantas(f): 8:07am On Mar 14
yanabasee1:



Lol..... You're the chef here.....


I am very occupied and I wouldn't want to venture into delivery business.....


Cooking is very stressful and I cook when madam isn't around or when she's tired and probably not feeling too well or when I read your recipes and decides to spice things up...


That being said, lemme go to your profile and look for what to cook this weekend against Monday to Wednesday.

The point exactly. Food delivery is a very serious business on the Island because they assume you are occupied with making money and can’t find the time to cook. Except you order from those fast foods that will give you 1/2 spoons of soup- no nice restaurant would carry her food and dash you at a giveaway price. Rent is high and they all want to buy Benz too. Anyone that has the time and energy should go into it, there is money to be made.

Enjoy Sir. Me sef haven’t been cooking aggressively. I am occupied and tired. grin
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by ibinaboonline: 10:29am On Mar 14
It is not cheaper, per se. The only thing is that you eat more if you cook. But you definitely spend more money, anyway.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Zane2point4(m): 12:02pm On Mar 14
rubyjan:


You dey mind that one. She even said big salons charge her N25,000 to braid hair.

It must be a salon in the outer space. Mtchew
Hahahha I tire walai.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by Nobleking2000(m): 12:10pm On Mar 14
Prussian:
Afterall, what is 5k to you when they are paying you 1000 dollars to transcribe speeches from Chinese to English.


Where you see that kind work
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 12:25pm On Mar 14
TSBO:


On point. Depends on where you eat, but generally speaking, it is probably cheaper to cook the same exact meal you eat outside. It helps if ypu can cook large portions and preserve them.


Yes, cooking large portions help. But trust me, if you have a reliable buka that stills rice 100 naira, meat 50 naira, etc... that kind of place, eating out will always be more affordable for a single person.

You get to eat variety... rice, beans/moi-moi, dodo, assorted cheesy Do you know the time and cost it would take to fix that yourself?
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by TSBO: 12:44pm On Mar 14
PrimadonnaO:


Yes, cooking large portions help. But trust me, if you have a reliable buka that stills rice 100 naira, meat 50 naira, etc... that kind of place, eating out will always be more affordable for a single person.

You get to eat variety... rice, beans/moi-moi, dodo, assorted cheesy Do you know the time and cost it would take to fix that yourself?

Are there still places that you can find rice 100, meat 50 and be satisfied, even with the way inflation has accelerated over the last few years?

On affordability, interestingly, I still think cooking will be more affordable. If you buy rice, cook and eat the same number and size of meals, and also buy meat and cut them into similar sizes, you'll probably find cooking cheaper. And then, you also use cheap materials, cheap fuel (kerosene or something cheaper)., etc.

At the end of the day, it is possible to cook cheaplt, but convenience will probably be sacrificed. I guess that's part of what we pay for when we eat out.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 8:22pm On Mar 14
TSBO:


Are there still places that you can find rice 100, meat 50 and be satisfied, even with the way inflation has accelerated over the last few years?

On affordability, interestingly, I still think cooking will be more affordable. If you buy rice, cook and eat the same number and size of meals, and also buy meat and cut them into similar sizes, you'll probably find cooking cheaper. And then, you also use cheap materials, cheap fuel (kerosene or something cheaper)., etc.

At the end of the day, it is possible to cook cheaplt, but convenience will probably be sacrificed. I guess that's part of what we pay for when we eat out.


Well, I don't know if there are still places that sell food at 100 per portion, but there must certainly still be 200 per portion. Cooking in small portions is a chore. I don't even know how to.

Convenience is a critical factor... it's why some people would very quickly buy that go through the hassles. Believe you me, many of these bachelors buy food outside more than they eat home cooked meals.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by vickydevoka(m): 8:56pm On Mar 14
pocohantas:


It is not about status biko. I don’t do it everyday. Like twice in a month, only when I crave afang soup and I am lazy to cook it.
Poco I profile pics speaks volume. Hope say u don marry.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by DedeNkem: 5:18am On Mar 15
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.

It is cheaper and safer (you know you're eating and how it was made).
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by yusman14(m): 8:59am On Mar 15
No even money to eat today... online class has dried my account.. it is not easy here...I wish I can cook something today
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by TSBO: 9:37am On Mar 15
PrimadonnaO:



Well, I don't know if there are still places that sell food at 100 per portion, but there must certainly still be 200 per portion. Cooking in small portions is a chore. I don't even know how to.

Convenience is a critical factor... it's why some people would very quickly buy that go through the hassles. Believe you me, many of these bachelors buy food outside more than they eat home cooked meals.

grin I actually just buy. Except for VERY easy meals. Only really cooked during the full lockdown. Man ni get choice.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 9:51am On Mar 15
TSBO:


grin I actually just buy. Except for VERY easy meals. Only really cooked during the full lockdown. Man ni get choice.


Lol. Culprit! Back then when I first moved down to Lagos, for about 3 months, I was buying more than I was cooking because I hadn't gotten a fridge and couldn't imagine cooking everyday or dutifully warming food morning and night.

So I'll buy lunch at work.. Ikota Shopping Complex had some restaurants that sold affordable meals... I'll also buy extra for dinner when I close from work. It was honestly convenient and affordable. But that was some years ago...
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by qtguru(m): 1:20pm On Mar 15
As an Ijebu man , I prefer to cook
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by TSBO: 4:13pm On Mar 15
PrimadonnaO:



Lol. Culprit! Back then I first moved down to Lagos, For about 3 months, I was buying more than I was cooking because I hadn't gotten a fridge and couldn't imagine cooking everyday or dutifully warming food morning and night.

So I'll buy lunch at work.. Ikota Shopping Complex had some restaurants that sold affordable meals... I'll also buy extra for dinner when I close from work. It was honestly convenient and affordable. But that was some years ago...

Lol.. Yeah. During the full lockdown I had to cook and it was fun to an extent.. However, cooking takes an unfair amount of time (and it was worse because I had not cooked in a long while).. Eating out is much more convenient, and for 1 person, also affordable. Sometimes, a part of me wants to cook but I'm just too used to ordering/stepping out.

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Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 4:23pm On Mar 15
TSBO:


Lol.. Yeah. During the full lockdown I had to cook and it was fun to an extent.. However, cooking takes an unfair amount of time (and it was worse because I had not cooked in a long while).. Eating out is much more convenient, and for 1 person, also affordable. Sometimes, a part of me wants to cook but I'm just too used to ordering/stepping out.

All correct. You cook for two hours to eat for 10 minutes. cheesy
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by TSBO: 5:43pm On Mar 15
PrimadonnaO:


All correct. You cook for two hours to eat for 10 minutes. cheesy

cheesy Exactly... Now imagine having to taste every couple of minutes cos you don't have salting intuition; and then there's leaving meat on fire for an inordinate amount of time so you have no doubt about its doneness.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 5:57pm On Mar 15
TSBO:


cheesy Exactly... Now imagine having to taste every couple of minutes cos you don't have salting intuition; and then there's leaving meat on fire for an inordinate amount of time so you have no doubt about its doneness.


LMAO!!!! Bachelors are amusing! cheesycheesy cheesy grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy One day you'll turn your meat into shredded meat fit only for meatpie. Lol
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by TSBO: 7:53pm On Mar 15
PrimadonnaO:



LMAO!!!! Bachelors are amusing! cheesycheesy cheesy grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy One day you'll turn your meat into shredded meat for only for meatpie. Lol

grin grin grin I have a simple solution though.. Smoked chicken.. Doesn't taste as good as the one I cook myself but it saves a ton of time.
Re: Is It Still Cheaper To Cook At Home Against Eating Out? by PrimadonnaO(f): 8:08pm On Mar 15
TSBO:


grin grin grin I have a simple solution though.. Smoked chicken.. Doesn't taste as good as the one I cook myself but it saves a ton of time.

Those zartech and chi smoked chicken.... yeah, I use them sometimes, too.

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