How much do things cost in Bolivia?

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Hi there! 

Here are the cost of common items in Bolivia to help give you an idea of how far your Family Gifts can go! :)


Children's Bike                      500 BOB

Youth Bike                             1,000 BOB

Doll or toy car                         120  BOB

Ball, soccer                             150  BOB

Mattress                                  350  BOB

Blanket                                    150  BOB

Set of bed sheets                    120  BOB

Bed                                          800  BOB

Poultry (2 kg)                           40  BOB

Eggs (pack of 10)                   8  BOB

Meat (1 kg)                              36  BOB

Rice (5 kg)                              45  BOB

Sunflower oil (2 L bottle)         24  BOB

Sugar (5 kg)                            45  BOB

Cow                                        2,500  BOB

Chicken (2)                             120  BOB

Piglet                                       350  BOB

Guinea pig                               500  BOB

Ducks (2)                                 120  BOB

Shoes (school)                        250  BOB

Shoes (sports)                         200  BOB

Dress                                       350  BOB

School uniform                        200  BOB

Backpack                                150  BOB

Closet                                     900  BOB   

Desk                                       600  BOB

Dictionary                                50  BOB

School supplies                       400  BOB

(colored pencils, notebooks, pens, pencis, erasers, rulers, markers)                    

Bath towel                               120  BOB

We recommend using the Oanda currency converter for the most up to date exchange rate from Bolivian currency to US dollars.                             
(List updated 5/22/19)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
sent a gift to Bolivia.


How much do things cost in Bolivia
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thank you every much
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Patty

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Just to give everyone who sponsors a child in Bolivia..... Sent my sponsor child 100 dollars for her birthday this year.  The photo above shows what she bought! Not sure... but does anyone think 100 dollars could have bought more in Bolivia? 
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Haven't seen the list of what she bought, obviously, but based on experience, there's a good chance that the outfit she's wearing was part of the gift. Also can't tell what those things are in her hand, but they look warm and potentially pricey...
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Hi Jennifer,
She wrote and this is the translation from the Spanish letter,  "I bought a pink shirt that I like a lot (probably the jacket in her hand), I also bought some boots, some shoes for school and some kitchen toys that I played with my sister, and I share my kitchen with them."
But yes, you're probably right, that what she is wearing is also new and I think there are 2 jackets in her hands.  What's neat is the American types of cereals she purchased which I think she meant by sharing with her sister. Canned food.... not sure what this .
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