Volkswagen Beetle, popularly known as Ijapa, cost N3,908 in Nigeria in 1982, what can you buy with it today?
Ijapa was a favourite amongst Nigerians due to its efficiency and affordability.
Due to its efficiency and affordability, Ijapa, known for its distinctive rounded rear-end, was a favourite amongst teachers, civil servants and the average middle class Nigerian citizenry.
But how much does the Volkswagen Beetle cost in the 70s and 80s that makes it a favorite amongst Nigerians? Well, a trending picture seems to have the answer.
A Volkswagen Beetle that was acquired in 1982 — which is nearly 40 years ago — was purchased for just Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eight Naira. Forty Kobo (N3,908.40).
Hmmmmm… Today, what can you buy with it today?
In a related news
Last month, Nigerian journalists Ruth Osime shared a receipt issued by Leventis Motors for the purchase of a brand new Honda Civic worth just N3,205 in 1976.
While asking the question “Who we offend”?, she explained that the same Honda Civic, now in its eleventh-generation, is now worth approximately N32,205,000 in Nigeria. This is an increase of 1004736.19% (over 1 million percent) in less than 50 years.