"Why You Should Not Do Dollar Conversion Abroad": Canada-based Lady Advises People Who Want to Japa

"Why You Should Not Do Dollar Conversion Abroad": Canada-based Lady Advises People Who Want to Japa

  • A lady based in Canada said converting the Canadian Dollar to the naira each time one makes expenses abroad could be mentally tasking
  • She said when she first arrived in Canada, she would mentally calculate how much she was spending in dollars and convert it to naira
  • She said such mental exercise could be draining since it makes immigrants think they are spending a lot of money

A lady said it could be mentally draining when Nigerians in Canada think of their dollar expenses in their naira equivalence.

In her post on TikTok, the lady, Gloria of Canada, said many Nigerians living abroad are always calculating their expenses in naira terms.

The lady said it could be draining doing currency conversion while spending money.
She said converting the dollar to naira makes Nigerians think they are spending more abroad. Photo credit: TikTok/@glowwriyah and Getty Images/ATU Images.
Source: UGC

To illustrate her point, Gloria said an immigrant who buys a book for 15 CAD would convert it to naira, which would amount to N10,000.

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She said the person would now think they are spending too much because the 15 CAD is a lot of money when converted to naira.

She, therefore, advised against such mental calculations because, according to her, it is draining.

Gloria said when she first moved to Canada, she practised currency conversion each time she spent money but had to stop at some point.

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People react to Gloria's video

@AJ said:

"If person dey think about that one, man nor go chop for this country o."

@KAY said:

"You can't just tell us we shouldn't do that without giving the reason why."

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@EKSHIN said:

"Millionaire in Naira for 9ja na poor man abroad."

@David said:

"The thing dey pepper me for body oh. I dey do am oh."

@Approko 9ja tv said:

"I did it in Germany and Canada. I spent €70 just for snacks and $100 plus for a box of turkey. Honestly, it's terrible."

Becoming a permanent resident in Canada

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that an expert said there are some provinces in Canada where it is easier to get a permanent residency permit.

In a TikTok post, the expert listed Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia as the easiest places to live and earn.

The expert noted that the average annual salary earned by those working in Saskatchewan is N33.9 million.

Source: Legit.ng

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