“$100,000 income isn’t enough to start a family” – US-based Nigerian man tells single folks after spending $44,000 on daycare

US-based Nigerian man tells

A US-based Nigerian man, identified simply as Ochuko, has expressed the opinion that earning $100,000 isn’t enough to start a family if one partner stays at home.

Ochuko shared this perspective in a post on Twitter (now X) while disclosing that the total amount he spent on daycare for his two children in 2023 is $44,000.

Based on his experience, Ochuko argued that it would take two solid income streams to maintain a household in the present economic clime.


He also encouraged single people to increase their income flow and marry a financially stable partner because they would need it.

Read his lengthy post below,

“Our daycare bill for 2023 was $44,000 for two kids. Mind you one of them is a 4 year old not an infant.

This is why when some idiots on Twitter talk about not wanting to pay bills, married people with kids just laugh and keep scrolling.. you need a solid two income household

I post about the high cost of daycare about 2-3 times a year and the reaction is always the same. Search my tweets you’ll see lol.

The kids were off the week between Xmas and new year and guess what?? We still had to pay.. that was about $900 for both for NOT ATTENDING.. let me make myself a drink.

Let me just add this for the single people or anyone planning on having kids… get your money up! Find a partner that makes good money! You’re making $100k now as a single person? Cool. That $100k won’t be enough for u to take care of a family of 1-2 kids if your spouse is a SAH

Some have suggested having one of the parents stay home. Let’s dive in deeper. Unless one parent makes about the same or less than what daycare costs, it isn’t a good idea. That person will be out of the workforce for years and may have a hard time getting back in

Others, especially my fellow Africans, have suggested bringing someone from back home to watch the kids. Not a bad idea but it has its down sides. If you and that family member (or stranger) clash, it could make for an uncomfortable situation for everyone involved.”

See his tweet below,

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