- A South African woman together with her assistant went on a price comparison study in Lagos, Nigeria
- In the clip they are seen comparing the prices of grocery items in Nigeria vs Mzansi at a Pick 'n Pay store
- The calculations had them and many netizens shocked as most of the items retailed for very high prices
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A woman had South Africans grateful for their economy after sharing how much basic groceries cost in Nigeria.
The pair walk into the store and start off by comparing the price of a small pack of tomatoes going for N2920, which came to R208, leaving them absolutely gobsmacked.
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Amused by their price study adventure, they continued comparing different items including milk which cost R66 (N1600), and bread for R43,75 (N1050) among others.
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A 500ml Coca-Cola was the only item that worked out cheaper in Nigeria than in Mzansi, as it retailed for R6, 87 (N165), whereas it goes for about R10 - R11 in SA.
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South Africans are paying almost 13% more for food, according to data from 44 supermarkets and 30 butcheries in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Springbok in the Northern Cape, according to the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group (PMBEJD).
Be that as it may, the cost of food in Nigeria vs South Africa is a lot heavier on the pocket. Mzansi netizens responded to the video with shock and banter in the comments section.
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Thato Kganyago said:
"Uhm, maybe Cyril’s economy isn’t that bad."
"If we are not careful here in SA, we're next to pay R200 for tomatoes. I'm not even laughing."
"Okay note to self: travel with a suitcase full of snacks when travelling to Nigeria."
Thermotious Minky replied:
"The toilet paper is not bad though."
"I wonder how pricey Woolies would be that side."
"He calculates like Jacob Zuma."
"The math is not mathing."
Zubair bobat commented:
"I would have left that supermarket immediately and then left that country straight after."
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In another story, Briefly News reported that a content creator showed people how far R650 can go on groceries at Woolworths. The lady said she was on a tight budget and trying to get through the last week of the month before payday.
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She managed to buy bananas, bread, muffins, several juices, vegetables, and some snacks, to name a few on her tight budget.
People were definitely impressed and said she got value for her money from Woolies, which is often associated with being pricey.
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Source: Briefly News