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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Posted 5 years ago

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Susan

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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
Colombia
Kenya
Peru
Indonesia

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
Sri Lanka (child numbers starting in IN and LK)
Philippines
Bolivia
Brazil
Togo

All lists updated 5/22/19
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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

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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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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)