How much do things cost in Thailand?

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Do you know the exchange rate when I send extra money to my Compassion child? If I send $50 from the US, what is that in Thailand? I sent that amount for his birthday. When he wrote me back, he said he was able to buy pencils & paper. That's all.... What would be "a lot" of money in that country?
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I've never sponsored in Thailand, but I've sent money to several other countries and kids have bought much more with less than that. (livestock, mattress, clothing, etc) I would ask Compassion to clarify what was bought. They'll probably ask you to send a copy of the letter to them at ciinfo@us.ci.org and just let them know your concern.
There is a list floating around here somewhere that tells you what your child can buy with certain amts. of $$ I will see if I can find it and link it to you here.
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Ah, I found it on the OurCompassion website. If you have an account you can view the entire thread here : http://ourcompassion.org/general_disc...
However I have copied the Thailand list for you:
Thailand
Bike (US $33)
Bike for small child (US $23)
Toy (US $5)
Doll (US $5)
Ball (US $4)
Mattress, thin (US $21)
Mattress, thick (US $79)
Blanket (US $21)
Goat (US $26) only raised in some parts of country
Cow (US $178)
Buffalo (US $315)
Pig (US $21)
Chicken (US $2)
Clothes (US $5)
Shoes (US $5)
Shirt (US $5)
Pants (US $5)
Lamp (US $8)
Book (US $3) Depends on type. Coloring book - $1-2.
Stationary (US $2)
Towel (US $4)
Kitchen ware (US $5)
First aids kit (US $4)
Guitar (US $66)
Small Bible (US $9)
Mosquito net (US $13)
Sewing machine (US $114) second hand (US $51)
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Wow!! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me! What a blessing. This will help me next time I send money. I guess I need to go back and reread the letter my Frank sent me. Surely they bought more with the money I sent. I also sent money to the family.... I wonder what they were able to buy??
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Hey Monique, you should get a letter about any family gift as well! If it has been more than six months and you haven't heard about the family gift I would ask Compassion to look into that for you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how much is things in Thailand.

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