How much do things cost in all of Compassion's countries?

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Can you please provide us with an updated list of prices of things that may be purchased with gift money? I see it listed here for a few countries but not all of them. Thanks!
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Sharon

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi there! 

Yes, you can find how much things cost for some of the countries here:

Dominican Republic
Thailand
Guatemala
Haiti
Ecuador and Colombia
Kenya
Peru
East Indonesia (child numbers starting with ID)

As you requested, I have added lists of how much things cost for the following countries: 

Burkina Faso
Ethiopia
Ghana
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
El Salvador
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Bangladesh
East India  (child numbers starting in EI)
South India and Sri Lanka (child numbers starting in IN and LK)
Indonesia (child numbers starting in IO)
Philippines
Bolivia
Brazil
Togo

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Sally

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Thanks for this comprehensive list. It makes everything so much easier to find.
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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You're welcome, Sally! I'm so glad you found it helpful. :)
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EOLS

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I also appreciate your posting of these lists. Thank you, Sally!
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Sharon

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So that we don't have to ask for these lists to be updated each year, is there a percentage we should add to the numbers to account for increased costs/inflation etc. as time passes? I'm sure it varies a lot depending on the country and other factors, but I'm just curious. Thank you!
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Sharon, our costs for items are not exact but are to be used more as a rough idea of what some things might cost in certain countries. It really varies by the year depending on inflation, etc. Regrettably, I do not have a percentage to give to you, as it also varies depending on country. I am so sorry I cannot be more helpful in this instance! 
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Sharon

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Susan, no problem, I figured it wouldn't be as simple as that but thought I would ask just in case. Thank you anyway!
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Teresa Dawn

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I know of two website I use sometimes that tells you the costs of things in a particular city, not just the country average! :) A lot of my kids cities were on there and as people update them when they buy stuff they are somewhat current:

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/
https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/cebu-city (Type the city you are looking for in the url instead of cebu-city if you want to switch)