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How Much Does Keeping A Wife Cost A Month?

So consider you already count the rent, the electricity and stuff. How much extra is having a wife going to cost you? How much for food per month etc?

Serious replies please, I know you can spend $10,000 a month if you want, but I'm talking about what is the minimum to live with a simple girl?

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Women don suffer!haba!

@op,how much do u spend on ur girlfriend(s) every month? Galfriend dat only provide u with one quarter service if she so wishes once in a while? How much do u spend on ur generator every month? Ok,as advisers don advise u finish,no marry now! Ur wife is now being measured like tangible things.this is how u know d very stingy ones cos if he buys chewing gum or suya for u,he will write it down,then add all at the end of d month,cross check with other months to know wether his wife is bringing him down and cut his spending.gals beware! Unless desperate ones wey no de c d handwrittn on d wall.

Goodluck on ur research work. Women don suffer!

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I think a better question to ask is how much would it cost me to replace certain services normally provided by a wife?

For example,

Sex. How much would a prostitute cost on an ongoing basis? Upside? The Dam leaves by morning.

Babies. How much would it cost to buy an egg, fertilize it and have another woman carry the fetus to term? Upside? After all is said and done no one can take your child from you without cause.

Other services can be contracted as needed.

'Intangibles' can be made up by developing strong friendships and family ties.

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keeping a wife is something one need to plan well before involvement. wife is expensive to care for.modrately you will be spending triple of your expenses when you were a single.plan well before you get involved.

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brother,

my advice to u is to marry a working woman who also earns,

that way u can let her use her earnings to maintain her needs while u take care of other issues like car , rents and general family provisions,

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how very true, rebecca

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Okay so I am a co wife and I would like to tell you we woman even not working bring a lot to the table. Okay so I have a babysitting job that makes more than my husband every week but I put in more hours too. But my co wife takes care of the kids while I am at work and I do the samething when she works her 2 or 3 days a week. The whole marraige thing is about team work so any of you guys who want to put a vaule on your wifes please step back and look what she does all day and what she puts up with from you

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i wonder how much person for Ikorodu go spend oh

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@ Poster

How much does it cost to mintain your car monthly?

Ikeja - 35k

Ipaja - 15k

Igando - 10k

Ketu - 17k

U make me laff

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Well it costs your heart to keep a wife, attention to bring her close, adequate bedroom activities and no equity to money!

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What if u marry a girl because of her job and unfortunately she loses her job after marriage,would u drop her because she is out of job? I think one should just ask God to give him his own wife, the wife God prepared for him. I believe that if u marry Ur own wife u'll definitely overcome any difficulties that comes as a result of that marriage, but u must always pray.

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@eddy1977, ur a joker son, lol

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Bread $5.00

Tomatoes $7.00

Palm Oil $3.00

Butter $6.00

Wife $9.00

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Total $30.00

women have suffered o

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When we get to the thread that focuses on that, we will discuss it too.

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also kindly consider the 'cost' women bear in taking care of their

jobless husbands. let's not be so myopic as to think that all

wives are layabouts and waiting to be 'maintained' like a jallopy.

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4 more info

yaba-c head office @ yaba left

ikeja-see sandy @ allen after midnite

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Ikeja no dey?, Yaba nko?

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I beg Im worth much more than that o

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depends on wir d wife is cumin 4rm and ur pocket the rate is as follows

lekki -200k

ikoyi-170k

magodo-120k

surulere-30k

mushin-3k

ajangbadi-2k

village(east)-5k

underbridge-5hundred

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agreed. where are all the mrs independent women on nairaland.

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If by naija standard, the wife will cost u like 30k per month for the one that like to cook at home and 50k for the one that like fast-food.

In America, straight out of naija girls are less demanding, it might cost you just $500 every month; because she would surely lost apetites for fast foods ranging from Taco bells, MCDees, Burgar Kings, Ryans, Apple Bees, Popeyes, chinko's foods and Co.

If you want naija girl in Akata's disguise that will cost you at least $1500 per month. First of all, they don't drink water, you might need to stack soft drinks to quench their thirstiness and all they eat is fast foods; then you need to pick two convenient days out of a week for chill-lastin' maybe at any preferable bar (Wild Wings or Red Rooftop) or club (Hush, Pure and Dreams)

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If by naija standard, the wife will cost u like 30k per month for the one that like to cook at home and 50k for the one that like fast-food.

In America, straight out of naija girls are less demanding, it might cost you just $500 every month; because she would surely lost apetites for fast foods ranging from Taco bells, MCDees, Burgar Kings, Ryans, Apple Bees, Popeyes, chinko's foods and Co.

If you want naija girl in Akata's disguise that will cost you at least $1500 per month. First of all, they don't drink water, you might need to stack soft drinks to quench their thirstiness and all they eat is fast foods; then you need to pick two convenient days out of a week for chill-lastin' maybe at any preferable bar (Wild Wings or Red Rooftop) or club (Hush, Pure and Dreams)

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Its depends largely on your income, u have to work it out.

What if I answer 50k p/m here and you earn 60k, how do balance the account?

So bring out ur calculator and start the analysis.

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I do understand where you coming from, however, human will always take the best of every situation and fly with it.

Man will like equality when money is concerned.

Women will look for equality when it comes to money.

So everyone is just looking out for their own best interest.

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rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. So if I have a wife who wants to be my equal then she should forget about me carrying an unequal financial burden of the relationship. I think that is only fair.

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This question goes to girls who are above 25 but not yet married. pls post in ur replies as soon as possible

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Quote from Sundaynig

Don't worry please dont calculate the cost of keeping ur wife.

you also have to calculate the cost of keeping ur wife and her family also like (Father,Mother,4 Brothers & 6 Sisters)

So you are thinking of keeping a wife please be aware of other hidden cost as well before you end urself into trouble.

[b]Please take advice from as many people you can take coz once decided cannot be change[/b]d and you will face this entire ur life.

Lol, that's naija way bo. Banks, churches, societies and schools av 'em too.

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@Itohan123,

You speak of a wife as if you're referring to a furniture or car to be

'maintained'. I think you missed the point right from the start.

Your wife should be an asset, rather than a liability. If she's not

an asset to you, there are various ways you can make her one. But

for you to sit down there and start dreading the 'cost' of maintaining

a wife who is a liability of your own making, that is not good enough.

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y una dey voke? the man wants to be able to plan. what's wrong with that? damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. his question is one i hear a lot. many guys say they don't want to marry a wife and ask her to drink garri cos he can't afford anything else, or didn't plan it adequately. they want to get a better job b4 they marry because it would break their heart to be unable to provide what she needs. leave him be. if u get answer, answer am.

@ poster: with a combined income, not more than triple (triple cos u'll be entertaining her friends too) what u spend on house keeping alone i think.

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Depending on so many factors i.e total income,taste,need and the type of woman in question

You dont have to spend certain money on her every month,it could be every 2 or 3 month

women are not as expensive to fend for like that particularly if she is destined for you,but dont get me wrong you need to have a stable source of income in marriage.

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this certainly depends on how much u earn. period!

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this sort of question is not necessary,

Love is the main purpose of marriage.

Ofcourse they are some basic responsibilities that need to be shouldered

by a man but anything outside that will have to be out of love not been forced

to do that. the world is changing now.

Marriage is now a team effort. the man and woman works and have a fantastic life

together with what they have earned. forget all those nigerian sense.

P.S this is why nigerian guys are looking for foreign ladies and this is why naija ladies are looking

for white peeps to turn them into mungu.

my 2yen

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Hi,

My humble submission remains that, FAMILY matters

should be private and not for public discussion!

Public discussion could lead to unexpected problem

to your home, so friend, no matter how much you

spend on your wife cannot be compared with her

worth in all aspect(Provided she is a virtuous woman)

of life, so remain calm and work more

God will provide for all your needs and wants!

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when I was in pry skool, sec. skool, uni, and even at work, women are there, we collect same salary, a lot even collect more than I do,

Why should I in the first place fend for another woman,

A silly dude above was saying, pay for the kiss, pay for the touching,  rubbish!!!!,  I mean, women enjoy these things more than we do, they just understand men cannot hold it, and take advantage of their RUSH,  women,  want these things, need these touching and kissing, so for God's sake, we are both satisfying each other!!!!!!,  if a lady doesn't want you, she'll tell you!!!!

Now overall, God loves a cheerful giver, I repeat, cheerful giver, if I earn: 50k,  and like someone said above, buy fuel in her car, just out of the thought, and she also buys me chocolate,  then cool,  we are in love,  I do this things out of desire to show I care, not because I must,  crappy, huckpish, Rubbish!!!!, 

Damn!!!!!,  na me sabi work abi,

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Well, i think it has to be agreed upon by both parties.There has to be a minimum but no maximum.

My wife and i agreed on the minimum amount for house keeping and feeding based on my salary. I still buy gifts, take her out e.t.c but the minimum pay makes all these extra expenses a luxury not a responsibility as it would have been without the agreement.

She has her business and makes her money but i try not 2 bother myself on how she spends her pay.

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Every thing depends.

i ) how much u earn

ii) how prudent you are

iii) how prudent your wife is.

iv) what constitue her basic needs ( these very per individual. a need to someone might be want to another person)

V)how large the family is

vii) and any other thing that might be impromptu.

spend based on what you earn not forgeting the rainy day

No one can give u a stated Amount

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gender roles are overrated.  

thank you, the concept of a man being the provider was during the time of one-income households.

women work now.  I don't think some of you women know what you really want in a relationship.  Sometimes you want equality and sometimes you want an alpha male.

wtf

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na wa for u sef

wetin?

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are you surprised?

the same ones screaming independence are the ones offended by the thought of helping pay for a wedding.

as per the thread. no set amount should be put on a woman. Who says the woman can't even afford it herself.

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This is coming from a man!

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this is a thread for an open discussion on how u fend for ur wife!

i think comprehension is a problem on this thread if not, anybody in his/her right senses will not call a man sick for 'calculating' hw much hes spending on his wife

nyways, anything gives on the net

asinine posts will be appreciated too

retards!

the unnecessary outbursts from some explains the reasons why we have anarchy in some homes

can u really draw parallels betwen this convo and treating a woman like a piece of furniture?

some ar brain damaged

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the thread says how much will you apportion to ur wifeys upkeep and i answered

no one has said ure a piece of wood to be polished, ok.

if guys come out to say the opposite, ure the first that will come out to say the guys are stingy

madam, leave story

btw, hw is Griffith?

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Hey guys all you need to baffle yourself about is how to pray to GOD to provide for you so as to perform your role as a husband,so comtemplating on how much you spend wil not sort tins out.it is just a duty you have to me perform so you dont have choice.

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ill giv my wife dis n dat,

10% out of my income, 

10 % for food, another

30% for juice, bla bla bla

ya'll shud wait till then b4 sayin it

plus

  im nt his property, dnt need him to maintain me

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On another note though, what do you expect from her in return?

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u cant give more than what you have

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Interesting question. Using budget data from different colleges in the U.S. for additional income necessary to support a spouse, the range varies from $3,200 per annum (University of Iowa) to $6,000 per annum (University of Colorado at Boulder).

Using an average cost of $4,500 per annum, the monthly additional cost for supporting a spouse comes to $375.

In Nigeria, $375 per month is about N60,000 per month.

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