- A Nigerian man who now lives in Canada said he used the money he earned as salary to buy a Honda Civic
- The happy man, Abwire, said he invested his first salary in the white coloured Honda Civic and posted a video of it on TikTok
- After the video emerged, the man received a lot of congratulatory messages from his followers, who joined in the celebration
- Legit.ng spoke to Ahmodu Akinwale, a travel expert, and he said it could be difficult to buy a car with just one month's salary in Canada
A Nigerian man resident in Canada has bought a Honda Civic car for himself, and he came on TikTok to celebrate.
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Abwire revealed to his followers that the money he used to buy the car was his first salary in Canada.
He said it was his first pay as a Canadian resident, and he used it to bless himself with the white-coloured Honda Civic.
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Nigerian resident in Canada buys car with first salary
The video shows how happy Abwire is to have become a car owner a short while after relocating to Canada.
Abwire captioned the video:
"My first one month salary in Canada. I purchased my first car. Congratulations to me."
Some people who saw the video joined him in the celebration as they took to the comment section to congratulate him. Others, however, asked Abwire to tell them the kind of work he does.
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How possible is it to buy a car with first month's salary in Canada?
Legit.ng spoke with Ahmodu Akinwale, a travel consultant with expert knowledge on the salary of an average job in Canada, to know if one can buy a car with a month's salary.
"The average salary for a mid-level job in Canada is $59,879 per year. While this is at best an average figure, salary of a mid-level job varies from one industry to another."
"Buying a car with just the first month's pay after relocating to Canada can be quite challenging and may not be a realistic goal for many people. Several factors come into play, including the cost of living in Canada, the type of car you want to buy, and your specific financial situation.
"Your first-month pay in Canada may not be sufficient to cover the initial costs associated with buying a car. Besides the car's purchase price, you'll need to consider additional expenses such as insurance, registration, taxes, and potentially a down payment if you plan to finance the car.
"If you still want to buy a car shortly after relocating, it's advisable to wait until you have settled down, established a stable income, and have a better understanding of your budget and financial situation."
Watch the video below:
Reactions from TikTok users as man buys car in Canada
@Lee min Ho said:
"Abeg no vex which work you dey do?
I have been in Canada for almost two weeks now. Seriously looking for any job bro."
@Loftus 777 asked:
"This same Canada wey I dey so."
"Congratulations. I know of Nigerian we dey there. They trade forex them dey code added to their salary so getting this kind of car no be issues."
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In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man who travelled to the UK bagged a first-class degree.
The man had earlier bagged a third-class degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
When he posted his certificates online, everyone wanted to know how his fortunes changed.