Four Ways To Be Creative With Your Enjoyment In 2024

Kuda App
3 min readFeb 19, 2024

As costs rise and purchasing power decreases, it’s important to spend smarter so you can keep achieving your financial goals while you enjoy your life.

You know times are tough when you’re at the supermarket checkout counter, squinting at the display, trying to make sure the total cost of your shopping matches the number of items you’ve picked up. 😥

This cost of living crisis is a global issue, so unfortunately, hopping on a plane (have you seen ticket prices?) won’t necessarily make it go away. But here’s the good news: you can still have a blast in 2024 without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Keep it local.

No need to jet off to have a great time. Why not plan a staycation right in your city or town? If you’re in Lagos, there are tons of local gems to explore, from beaches to art galleries and restaurants. You could even hop on the train to nearby towns like Abeokuta or Ibadan for a quick change of scenery with friends.

2. Explore DIY experiences.

Get your creative juices flowing and whip up your own fun.

Instead of blowing money on ‘fine dining’ at a semi-fancy restaurant, why not throw a dinner party at home? Pick a recipe (YouTube is a good place to start), set the mood with music, set the table, and cook with the people you love. And hey, game nights and movie marathons are always an option.

3. Check out free and inexpensive events.

Keep an eye out for budget-friendly events happening around you. Whether it’s art exhibitions, live music, or festivals, there are usually a bunch of low-cost or even free activities to dive into. Websites like Eventbrite and Tix Africa can be a goldmine for finding all sorts of events.

4. Get lost in nature.

How about a picnic at the Lagos Conservation Centre in Lekki or a hike in Ibadan? And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not round up your closest friends for a campfire night at the beach? Not only are these ideas easy on your bank account, they’re also perfect for making great memories.

Being clever with your fun plans doesn’t mean giving up all the things that give you joy. Here’s to having the best time, on a budget. 🥂