Food is a necessity. It is not a want but a need. Humans, and even animals need food to survive. In fact, it is said that the average human will die without food for 10 days . That’s how important is it.
While food is a basic commodity in many parts of the world, it's almost a luxury in Nigeria. But what exactly are the actual prices of foodstuff in Nigeria? This is the question we have address with many of our national Missionaries in Nigeria.
Foodstuffs vary in type, purpose and quality. What is considered foodstuff to some may not be to others. For instance, an average Nigerian lady could shop for noodles, beverages, spaghetti, cocoa puffs, fruits and fibers, peanut butter and other light food items.
An average Nigerian man has a different list; rice, beans, garri, yams, beverages, and so on. But generally, regardless of the brand or quality there are foodstuffs that transcend cultural, social and economic boundaries.
Our missionary families have revealed some of the current prices of these items on the market. The good thing about foodstuff is that everyone needs them. Whoever you are, you must eat. Your foodstuffs might differ, but they are foodstuffs. So what are the prices of foodstuffs in Nigeria? How much does it cost to stock your kitchen with basic food items and for you and your family? Let's find out
Prices of rice in Nigeria.
Although there are different brands of rice in the market the pricing gear were only covered the most common brands including Caprice, stallion, Mama gold, and Rice Master. The price of rice varies according to the brand and the market.
50kg bag N14,500 – N17,500 (Nigerian Naira) on 1 September 2020 – 110lb bag $38.00 -$45.00 (US Dollars)
19 days later
50kg bag N26,000 – N32,000 (Nigerian Naira) - on 20 September 2020– 110lb bag $67.00 - $85.00 (US Dollars)
Nigeria’s inflation rate rose further to 13.22 per cent in August, the highest in 28 months, as a result of the spike in the prices of basic food items in recent times.
According to he latest report on the consumer price index (CPI) by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the composite food index rose by 16.00 per cent in August 2020 compared to 15.48per cent in July 2020.
Think about the fact that the average salary in Nigeria is $2 per day. (www.nordeatrade.com).
Please consider the price of you coffee today and help us support our National African Missionaries.