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. 




Peru

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.