How much do things cost in Peru and East Indonesia?

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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.
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Suzanne Paxton

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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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. 


Bike                                         $187 USD

Doll                                          $9-37 USD

Ball                                          $22 USD

Mattress                                  $187 USD (includes bedding)

Bed                                          $60 USD

Bunk bed                                  $150 USD

Food                                        $22 USD (for a family of 5 per week)

Goat/pig/ram                           $55 USD

Cow                                         $550 USD

Chicken                                   $10 USD

Suit                                          $60 USD

Shoes                                      $45 USD

Shirt                                         $13-18 USD

Pants                                       $30 USD

Chest of drawers                    $60 USD

Wardrobe                                $90 USD

Sewing machine                     $200 USD

Lamp                                       $10 USD

Book                                        $20 USD

School supplies                      $150 USD

Tools                                       $50 USD

Mobile sandwich booth           $200 USD (to sell sandwiches and fast food in the street)

East Indonesia 

Bike                                         $81 USD

Doll                                          $9 USD

Ball                                          $10 USD

Mattress (single size)             $271 USD

Blanket                                    $16 USD

Food                                        $1 USD (1kg rice)

Goat (kid)                                $83-111 USD

Cow                                         $83-111 USD

Chicken                                   $4-6 USD

Shoes                                      $13 USD

Uniform                                    $16 USD

Lamp                                       $4-6 USD

Books                                      $2-3 USD (10 books)

Tools                                       $2-3 USD

Sewing machine                     $79-263 USD (used and new)

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This is great information Susan! Thank you again.