How much do things cost in Guatemala?

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How many goats does $100 buy? Chickens ? In Guatemala for example. That is where our sponsored child lives and I did see that a gift here can't specify it be given to her. Thank you. Val
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Valerie Swenson

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KristenH, Champion

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Here is the list for Guatemala:

Bike (US $65-115)

Toy (US $5-12)

Doll (US $5-12)

Ball (US $5-12)

Mattress (US $90-120)

Blanket (US $10)

Food (US $35)

Cow (US $200)

Chicken (US $50-100)

Clothes (US $20)

Shoes (US $20-25)

Shirt (US $5)

Pants (US $10)

Lamp (US $10)

Book (US $6-20)

Tools (US $15)

You can access the full list with all the countries on the OurCompassion forums, as well as on these forums...somewhere! lol
To see the list on OurCompassion, you can follow this link:
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Stephanie Barnard

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do these amounts still apply or have there been any updates?
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hey Stephanie! This has actually updated quite a lot over the past two years for some items. The new estimated amounts are as follows:

Bike (US $88-138)

Doll (US $9-19)

Ball (US $6-12)

Mattress (US $38-$100)

Blanket, Sheets (US $10-19)

Cow (US $228)

Chicken (US $3-5)

Shoes (US $10-31)

Shirt (US $6-12)

Pants (US $6-12)

Lamp (US $10)

Book (US $6-20)

Tools (US $15)

Bag of Groceries (US $44-50)
beans, sugar, salt,
rice, oil, milk, cereals,
soap, detergent

Current exchange rate is US $1 equals 7.73 Guatemalan quetzal (April 2016).

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Please update. I have recently sponsored a child in Guatemala. Looking to possible buy a goat for him/ family. Please respond.
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Joe, below is the most updated information on the cost of animals in Guatemala. Please do keep in mind that while Compassion staff at his project will try to honor your request to purchase a goat with the monetary gift you send, there may be another need the family has that is greater than having a goat. In the end, it is up to the family what they purchase with the gift money you send to them.