How much do things cost in Peru?

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I would just like some basic prices for food, livestock, clothing maybe. This may help me in my decision making for monetary gifts for birthdays vs. a general/family gift. I sponsor two children, each in a different country. Any advice would be great.Thank you.
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Suzanne Paxton

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Hi Suzanne! Great Questions! 

To get an idea of the cost of living in each of your children's areas, I would recommend checking out the average family income. To do this, log into your "My Account" and click on the button for "My Sponsorships." Use the drop-down menu at the top to navigate from one child to another child. Scroll all the way down and click on the "Community" tab and the average family income is under "Economic" information. The average family income is on a monthly basis and is reflected in US dollars. In the example below, the average family makes $8 total per month. 

We recommend using the Oanda currency converter to convert Peruvian Sols into USD. 

Peru (in Peruvian Sols)

Bike                                         350 PEN

Skateboard                              90 PEN

Doll                                           50 PEN

Volleyball                                  70 PEN

Soccer Ball                               70 PEN

Bedding and Mattress             200 PEN

Poultry (1kg)                            10 PEN

Fish (1 kg)                                10 PEN

Food Basket                             85 PEN

(1 weeks worth for a family of five)

Meat (1 kg)                               25 PEN

Vegetables                                35 PEN

(1 weeks worth for a family of five)

Bathing Suit                             45 PEN

Shoes                                      90 PEN

Shirt                                         50 PEN

Pants                                       60 PEN

School Uniform                       225 PEN

(Updated 6/18/19)
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Suzanne Paxton

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This is great information Susan! Thank you again.