How much is it to get a bike in Africa

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Teresa Dawn

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Africa is huge (over 3x the size of USA!) and has loads of different countries all with their own governments/currencies etc.  So it's going to change a lot depending on where in Africa you mean, making it unfortnately really hard to answer this.  
Even within a country prices will often vary as they do here.  Things may be priced differently in a city from a smaller town or countryside for example.  And prices can even vary depending on who you buy from, if it's new or second hand etc etc etc.  

Compassion DOES have a guide to help get an idea.  In one country out there (Burkina Faso) they have it listed as $68US, but again it's an estimated guide.  I used BF for the example because someone sent some money to their child and the child got a bike:  so you can check out that thread, but there are others on here for the other countries if your child is not from Burkina Faso too)  When Compassion is back to work on Monday they might be able to give you a better estimate based on looking up where your child in particular lives. 
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Our child in Uganda purchased a bike with his $20 birthday gift. It's not a new bike, but it looks like a nice, good sturdy bike in the photo.
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Stephen, as others have mentioned, Africa is a very large continent and prices may vary depending on the area. That said, we have developed lists based on the country to give you an idea of what things might cost. 

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