Young Nigerians considering emigrating to countries like Canada or the UK in search of better living conditions should be aware that these nations are grappling with housing challenges, high inflation, and rising rental costs.
Canada, in particular, is experiencing a surge in homelessness, with tens of thousands of people priced out of the rental and real estate markets. Rising rents, a high cost of living, and galloping inflation have created a humanitarian crisis. This presents a double challenge for Nigerians who left their home country for similar reasons.
In the UK, a report predicts that rental costs will surpass house prices by a significant 25 percent over the next four years. This could further strain the housing situation, making it less affordable for newcomers.
Emigrating to these countries requires careful consideration of housing and cost-of-living factors, as these challenges may affect the overall quality of life for young Nigerians seeking opportunities abroad.