It’s a frequently asked question. The fact that a plant-based lifestyle is not
common, especially here in Nigeria, creates the assumption that it will definitely be
more expensive than the average omnivore lifestyle. But, is this true?
We took a trip to a local market in Lagos to find out. Our results show that the cost
of living as an omnivore in Nigeria is much more expensive than plant-based. Let's
take a look at the average cost of various food items in the market.
The animal products with their associated price:
· A crate of egg = N1,200
· A kilo of turkey = N1,200
· Full chicken = N1,500
· A packet of cow’s milk = N1,200
· Meat in the market = ranges between N1,000 to N1,500
· The cheapest fish we could find = N300
In comparison the cost for some plant-based products:
· Vegetables = E.g zucchini_ N200
Potatoes of about 10pieces_200
· Nuts = N200
· A dirika of beans = N280
· Grains = N300
Fruit = E.g- Apple_50-100
It is quite clear that vegan/plant-based lifestyle is less expensive than people
actually think and should be worth considering, especially during this current recession.