Consumer Price Comparisons

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Viet Nam vs. USA)
Commodity Viet Nam Price (Dong) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit VN US  Unit VN/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 15,000 kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.94 0.50 Kg 1.88
  Sugar 11,000 kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.69 1.27 Kg 0.54
  Salt 2,000 kg 0.49 lbs 0.12 1.08 Kg 0.12
  Rice 6,800 kg 2.50 5 lbs 0.42 1.10 Kg 0.39
  Veg.Oil 17,000 lit 1.54 qt 1.06 1.45 lit 0.73
  Coffee 25,000 kg 9.98 lbs 1.56 21.96 Kg 0.07
  Mung Beans 9,000 kg 0.54 lbs 0.56 1.19 Kg 0.47
Dairy                
  Eggs 12,000 10 eggs 1.03 doz 0.07 0.09 ea 0.87
  Milk (UHT) 15,000 lit 1.99 0.5 gal 0.94 0.94 lit 1.00
  Yogurt 30,000 lit 2.99 qt 1.87 2.81 lit 0.67
Meat                
  Beef 85,000 kg 3.99 lbs 5.30 8.78 Kg 0.60
  Chicken 25,000 kg 1.24 lbs 1.56 2.73 Kg 0.57
  Duck 20,000 kg 1.69 lbs 1.25 3.72 Kg 0.34
  Pork 32,000 kg 1.34 lbs 2.00 2.95 Kg 0.68
  Fish 25,000 kg 5.49 lbs 1.56 12.08 Kg 0.13
  Can Fish 4,000 1 can 3.29 lbs 0.22 7.24 Kg 0.03
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 5,000 kg 3.99 lbs 0.31 8.78 Kg 0.04
  Carrots 5,000 kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.31 0.65 Kg 0.48
  Beans 4,000 kg 1.00 lbs 0.25 2.20 Kg 0.11
  Peas 25,000 kg 3.99 lbs 1.56 8.78 Kg 0.18
  Onions 5,000 kg 1.99 3 lbs 0.31 1.46 Kg 0.21
  Eggplant 4,000 kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 0.25 3.50 Kg 0.07
  Potatoes 8,000 kg 0.99 lbs 0.50 2.18 Kg 0.23
  Sweet Potatoes 6,000 kg 1.49 lbs 0.37 3.28 Kg 0.11
  Cassava 4,000 kg 0.99 lbs 0.25 2.18 Kg 0.11
  Cabbage 3,000 kg 0.59 lbs 0.19 1.30 Kg 0.14
  Cucumbers 4,000 kg 0.99 lbs 0.25 2.18 Kg 0.11
Fruits                
  Bananas 2,000 kg 0.50 lbs 0.12 1.10 Kg 0.11
  Pineapples 1,500 kg 4.99 3.5 kg 0.09 1.43 Kg 0.07
  Mango 7,000 kg 1.50 14 oz 0.44 1.31 Kg 0.33
  Duran 10,000 kg 0.69 lbs 0.62 1.52 Kg 0.41
Other                
  Gas 174,000 12 kg 2.15 gal 1.44 0.57 lit 2.54
  Diesel 10,500 lit 2.59 gal 0.65 0.69 lit 0.96
Exchange rate US$ = 16,032 VN Dong
1/27/2007
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Comparative Consumer Prices (Thailand vs. USA)
Commodity Thailand Price (Bakh) US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Thai US  Unit Thai/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 62 kg 0.33  lbs 1.82 0.73 Kg 2.51
  Sugar 40 kg 0.50 lbs 1.18 1.10 Kg 1.07
  Salt 10 kg 0.49 lbs 0.29 1.08 Kg 0.27
  Pasta 150 kg 0.74 lbs 4.41 1.63 Kg 2.71
  Rice  30 kg 0.75 lbs 0.88 1.65 Kg 0.53
  Veg.Oil 46 lit 1.54 qt 1.35 1.45 lit 0.93
  Dry Beans 60 kg 1.72 lbs 1.76 3.78 Kg 0.47
Dairy                
  Eggs 3 ea 0.11 ea 0.09 0.11 ea 0.82
  Milk (UHT) 150 lit 2.19 gal 4.41 0.58 lit 7.61
  Yogurt 100 lit 2.99 qt 2.94 2.81 lit 1.05
Meat                
  Beef 130 kg 3.99 lbs 3.82 8.78 Kg 0.44
  Chicken 80 kg 1.59 lbs 2.35 3.50 Kg 0.67
  Duck 120 kg 3.98 lbs 3.53 8.76 Kg 0.40
  Pork 120 kg 1.39 lbs 3.53 3.06 Kg 1.15
  Fish 100 kg 5.49 lbs 2.94 12.08 Kg 0.24
  Canned Fish 100 kg 3.29 lbs 2.94 7.24 Kg 0.41
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 19 kg 3.99 lbs 0.56 8.78 Kg 0.06
  Carrots 19 kg 0.60 lbs 0.56 1.32 Kg 0.42
  Peas 19 kg 3.99 lbs 0.56 8.78 Kg 0.06
  Onions 26 kg 0.82 lbs 0.76 1.80 Kg 0.42
  Eggplant 18 kg 1.59 lbs 0.53 3.50 Kg 0.15
  Potatoes 30 kg 0.25 lbs 0.88 0.55 Kg 1.60
 Cabbage 19 kg 0.59 lbs 0.56 1.30 Kg 0.43
  Cucumbers 15 kg 0.99 lbs 0.44 2.18 Kg 0.20
Fruits                
  Bananas 8 kg 0.39 lbs 0.24 0.86 Kg 0.27
 Pineapples 24 kg 1.14 lbs 0.71 0.52 Kg 1.36
 Mango 30 kg 1.71 lbs 0.88 3.77 Kg 0.23
  Papaya 40 kg 1.49 lbs 1.18 0.68 Kg 1.74
Other                
  Gas 30 lit 2.15 gal 0.88 0.57 lit 1.55
  Diesel 26 lit 2.59 gal 0.76 0.69 lit 1.12
Exchange rate US$ = Baht 34.03   Date:   November 2009

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Philippines vs. USA)
Commodity Philippines Price (Peso) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit  Compar-ison 
Price  Unit Price Unit Phil US  Unit Ph/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 28.00 Kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.60 0.50 Kg 1.21
  Sugar 37.00 Kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.79 1.27 Kg 0.62
  Salt 23.50 Kg 0.49 lbs 0.50 1.08 Kg 0.47
  Pasta 82.14 Kg 0.75 lbs 1.76 1.65 Kg 1.07
  Rice 32.60 Kg 2.50 5 lbs 0.70 1.10 Kg 0.64
  Veg.Oil 83.00 Lit 1.54 qt 1.78 1.46 Lit 1.22
  Coffee 68.00 100 g 9.98 lbs 14.58 21.96 Kg 0.66
Dairy                
  Eggs 53.00 Doz 1.03 doz 1.14 1.03 doz 1.10
  Milk (UHT) 63.00 Lit 1.99 0.5 gal 1.35 0.94 Lit 1.43
  Yogurt 40.00 150 g 2.99 qt 5.72 3.29 Kg 1.74
Meat                
  Beef 160.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 3.43 8.78 Kg 0.39
  Chicken 100.00 Kg 1.24 lbs 2.14 2.73 Kg 0.79
 Pork 120.00 Kg 1.34 lbs 2.57 2.95 Kg 0.87
  Fish 120.00 Kg 5.49 lbs 2.57 12.08 Kg 0.21
  Can Fish 21.00 200 g 3.29 lbs 2.25 7.24 Kg 0.31
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 48.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 1.03 8.78 Kg 0.12
  Carrots 66.00 Kg 0.59 2 lbs 1.41 0.65 Kg 2.18
  Beans 50.00 Kg 1.00 lbs 1.07 2.20 Kg 0.49
  Peas 180.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 3.86 8.78 Kg 0.44
  Onions 36.00 Kg 1.99 3 lbs 0.77 1.46 Kg 0.53
  Eggplant 25.00 Kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 0.54 3.50 Kg 0.15
  Potatoes 41.00 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.88 2.18 Kg 0.40
 Sweet Potatoes 40.00 Kg 1.49 lbs 0.86 3.28 Kg 0.26
 Cabbage 30.00 Kg 0.59 lbs 0.64 1.30 Kg 0.50
  Cucumbers 48.00 Kg 0.99 lbs 1.03 2.18 Kg 0.47
Fruits                
  Bananas 32.00 Kg 0.50 lbs 0.69 1.10 Kg 0.62
 Pineapples 120.00 Kg 4.99 3.5 kg 2.57 3.14 Kg 0.82
 Mango 50.00 Kg 1.50 14 oz 1.07 2.89 Kg 0.37
Other                
  Gas 40.70 Lit 2.15 gal 0.87 0.57 Lit 1.53
  Diesel 35.65 Lit 2.59 gal 0.76 0.69 Lit 1.12
Exchange rate US$ = 46.65 Pesos

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Indonesia vs. USA)
Commodity Indonesia Price  US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Indonesia US  Unit Indo/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 11,000 kg 1.13 5 lbs 1.10 0.50 Kg 2.21
  Sugar 8,000 kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.80 1.27 Kg 0.63
  Salt 2,500 100 g 0.49 lbs 2.50 1.08 Kg 2.32
  Rice 5,000 kg 2.50 5 lbs 0.50 1.10 Kg 0.45
  Veg.Oil 12,000 lit 1.54 qt 1.20 1.45 lit 0.83
  Coffee 18,000 kg 9.98 lbs 1.80 21.96 Kg 0.08
  Dry Beans 8,000 kg 0.54 lbs 0.80 1.19 Kg 0.67
Dairy                
  Eggs 12,000 dozen 1.03 doz 0.10 0.09 ea 1.17
  Milk (UHT) 11,000 liter 1.99 0.5 gal 1.10 0.94 lit 1.18
Meat                
  Beef 6,500 kg 3.99 lbs 0.65 8.78 Kg 0.07
  Chicken 25,000 whole  1.24 lbs 1.25 2.73 Kg 0.46
 Duck 30,000 whole  1.69 lbs 1.50 3.72 Kg 0.40
  Fish 35,000 kg 5.49 lbs 3.50 12.08 Kg 0.29
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 5,000 kg 3.99 lbs 0.50 8.78 Kg 0.06
  Carrots 8,000 kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.80 0.65 Kg 1.23
  Beans 10,000 kg 1.00 lbs 1.00 2.20 Kg 0.45
  Onions 12,000 kg 1.99 3 lbs 1.20 1.46 Kg 0.82
  Eggplant 7,000 kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 0.70 3.50 Kg 0.20
  Potatoes 15,000 kg 0.99 lbs 1.50 2.18 Kg 0.69
 Sweet Potatoes 12,000 kg 1.49 lbs 1.20 3.28 Kg 0.37
 Cassava 10,000 kg 0.99 lbs 1.00 2.18 Kg 0.46
 Cabbage 25,000 kg 0.59 lbs 2.50 1.30 Kg 1.93
  Cucumbers 8,000 kg 0.99 lbs 0.80 2.18 Kg 0.37
Fruits                
  Bananas 15,000 1 bunch 0.50 lbs 0.75 1.10 Kg 0.68
 Pineapples 10,000 kg 4.99 3.5 kg 1.00 1.43 Kg 0.70
 Mango 15,000 kg 1.50 14 oz 1.50 1.31 Kg 1.14
 Durian 25,000 kg 0.69 lbs 2.50 1.52 Kg 1.65
Other                
  Gas 4,500 liter 2.15 gal 0.45 0.57 lit 0.79
Exchange rate 1 US$ =  Rp 10,000

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Bangladesh vs. USA)
Commodity Bangladesh Price (TK) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit BD US  Unit BD/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 42 kg 0.39 lbs 0.61 0.86 Kg 0.72
  Sugar 32 kg 0.67 lbs 0.47 1.47 Kg 0.32
  Salt 15 kg 0.30 lbs 0.00 0.66 Kg 0.00
  Rice 45 kg 0.80 lbs 0.66 1.76 Kg 0.37
  Veg.Oil 110 lit 1.53 qt 1.61 1.44 lit 1.12
  Tea 200 kg 4.59 lbs 2.92 10.10 Kg 0.29
   Lentils 70 kg 1.39 lbs 1.02 3.06 Kg 0.33
   Mungbeans 45 kg 1.99 lbs 0.66 4.38 Kg 0.15
   Peas 35 kg 0.99 lbs 0.51 2.18 Kg 0.23
   Dry Beans 35 kg 1.20 lbs 0.51 2.64 Kg 0.19
Dairy                
  Eggs 5 ea 0.16 ea 0.07 0.16 ea 0.46
  Milk (UHT) 25 lit 1.99 0.5 gal 0.37 0.94 lit 0.39
  butter 270 kg 2.99 qt 3.95 2.81 lit 1.40
Meat                
  Beef 180 kg 1.35 lbs 2.63 2.97 Kg 0.89
  Chicken 95 kg 0.99 lbs 1.39 2.18 Kg 0.64
  Duck 110 kg 1.69 lbs 1.61 3.72 Kg 0.43
  Goat 250 kg 5.99 lbs 3.65 13.18 Kg 0.28
  Fish 300 kg 2.49 lbs 4.39 5.48 Kg 0.80
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 25 kg 1.00 lbs 0.37 2.20 Kg 0.17
  Carrots 20 kg 0.59 lbs 0.29 1.30 Kg 0.23
  Beans 17 kg 2.49 lbs 0.25 5.48 Kg 0.05
  Onions 35 kg 0.89 3 lbs 0.51 0.65 Kg 0.78
  Potatoes 20 kg 0.99 lbs 0.29 2.18 Kg 0.13
  Yam 15 kg 1.59 lbs 0.22 3.50 Kg 0.06
  Kale & Collard 13 kg 2.49 lbs 0.19 5.48 Kg 0.03
  Spinach 10 kg 2.49 lbs 0.15 5.48 Kg 0.03
  Turnip 10 kg 1.99 lbs 0.15 4.38 Kg 0.03
  Mustard 10 kg 2.49 lbs 0.15 5.48 Kg 0.03
  Amarath 10 kg 2.49 lbs 0.15 5.48 Kg 0.03
  Radish 10 kg 1.99 lbs 0.15 4.38 Kg 0.03
  Watermellon 8 kg 1.00 lbs 0.12 2.20 Kg 0.05
  Cauliflower 15 kg 1.99 lbs 0.22 4.38 kg 0.06
  Broccoli 20 kg 1.99 lbs 0.29 4.38 Kg 0.07
  Squash 10 kg 1.49 lbs 0.15 3.28 Kg 0.04
  Cabbage 12 kg 0.59 lbs 0.18 1.30 Kg 0.14
  Cucumbers 25 kg 1.00 lbs 0.37 2.20 Kg 0.17
Fruits                
  Bananas 2 ea 0.50 lbs 0.03 1.10 Kg 0.03
  Pineapples 17 ea 4.99 lbs 0.25 10.98 Kg 0.02
  Papaya 20 kg 2.25 lbs 0.29 4.95 Kg 0.06
  Mango 70 kg 1.50 lbs 1.02 3.30 Kg 0.31
  Apple 85 kg 1.79 lbs 1.24 3.94 kg 0.32
  Grapes 90 kg 1.00 lbs 1.32 2.20 Kg 0.60
Spices                
  Garlic 45 kg 4.14 lbs 0.66 9.11 Kg 0.07
  Ginger 45 kg 3.99 lbs 0.66 8.78 Kg 0.07
  Dried Chili 200 kg 23.92 lbs 2.92 52.62 Kg 0.06
  Green Chili 35 kg 1.59 lbs 0.51 3.50 Kg 0.15
Other                
  Gas 70 lit 2.89 gal 1.02 0.76 lit 1.34
  Diesel 46 lit 3.39 gal 0.67 0.90 lit 0.75
Exchange rate US$ = 68.4 Taka

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Consumer Price Comparison (Nepal vs. USA)
Commodity Nepal Price (NRs) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison 
  Price Unit Price Unit Nepal USA Unit Nepal/USA
Dry Goods                
  Flour 30.00 kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.43 0.50 kg 0.86
  Sugar 50.00 kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.71 1.27 kg 0.56
  Salt 24.00 kg 0.49 lbs 0.34 1.08 kg 0.32
  Pasta 100.00 kg 0.75 lbs 1.43 1.65 kg 0.87
  Rice 25.00 kg 2.50 5 lbs 0.36 1.10 kg 0.32
  Veg.Oil 90.00 Lit 1.54 qt 1.29 1.46 Lit 0.88
  Coffee 98.00 100gms 9.98 lbs 14.00 21.96 kg 0.64
  Dry Beans 50.00 kg 0.54 lbs 0.71 1.19 kg 0.60
Dairy                
  Eggs 60.00 Doz. 1.03 doz 0.86 1.03 Doz. 0.83
  Milk (UHT) 12.00 Lit 1.99 0.5 gal 0.17 0.94 Lit 0.18
  Yogurt 25.00 Lit 2.99 qt 0.36 2.83 Lit 0.13
Meat                
  Beef (Buff) 100.00 kg 3.99 lbs 1.43 8.78 kg 0.16
  Chicken 150.00 kg 1.24 lbs 2.14 2.73 kg 0.79
  Duck 180.00 kg 1.69 lbs 2.57 3.72 kg 0.69
  Pork 200.00 kg 1.34 lbs 2.86 2.95 kg 0.97
  Fish 130.00 kg 5.49 lbs 1.86 12.08 kg 0.15
  Can Fish 50.00 100gms 3.29 lbs 0.71 7.24 kg 0.10
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 30.00 kg 3.99 lbs 0.43 8.78 kg 0.05
  Carrots 15.00 kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.21 0.65 kg 0.33
  Beans 50.00 kg 1.00 lbs 0.71 2.20 kg 0.32
  Peas 30.00 kg 3.99 lbs 0.43 8.78 kg 0.05
  Onions 30.00 kg 1.99 3 lbs 0.43 1.46 kg 0.29
  Eggplant 35.00 kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 0.50 3.50 kg 0.14
  Potatoes 60.00 kg 0.99 lbs 0.86 2.18 kg 0.39
  Sweet Potatoes 80.00 kg 1.49 lbs 1.14 3.28 kg 0.35
  Cabbage 15.00 kg 0.59 lbs 0.21 1.30 kg 0.17
  Cucumbers 15.00 kg 0.99 lbs 0.21 2.18 kg 0.10
Fruits                
  Bananas 25.00 Doz. 0.50 lbs        
  Pineapples 30.00 Doz. 4.99 3.5 lbs      
  Mango 50.00 kg 1.50 14 oz 0.71 2.89 kg 0.25
Other                
  Gas 62.06 Lit 2.15 gal 0.89 0.57 Lit 1.56
  Diesel 57.00 Lit 2.59 gal 0.81 0.69 Lit 1.19
Exchange rate US$ = 71.080 NRs

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Iraq vs. USA)
Commodity Iraq Price (Dinars) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Iraq US  Unit Iraq/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour (PDS) 175.00 Kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.14 0.50 Kg 0.29
  Flour (UAE) 1,125.00 Kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.92 0.50 Kg 1.85
  Sugar 500.00 Kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.41 1.27 Kg 0.32
  Salt 500.00 0.5 Kg 0.49 lbs 0.82 1.08 Kg 0.76
  Pasta 500.00 0.5 Kg 0.75 lbs 0.82 1.65 Kg 0.49
  Rice 500.00 Kg 2.50 5 lbs 0.41 1.10 Kg 0.37
  Veg.Oil 1,350.00 Lit 1.54 qt 1.10 1.45 lit 0.76
  Coffee (Iraq) 10,000.00 Kg 9.98 lbs 8.16 21.96 Kg 0.37
  Coffee (Jordan) 18,000.00 Kg 9.98 lbs 14.68 21.96 Kg 0.67
  Dry Beans 1,250.00 Kg 0.54 lbs 1.02 1.19 Kg 0.86
Dairy                
  Eggs 5,500.00 30 Tray 1.03 doz 0.15 0.09 ea 1.74
  Milk (UHT) 1,300.00 Lit 1.99 0.5 gal 1.06 0.94 lit 1.13
  Yogurt (Cheap) 1,500.00 Kg 2.99 qt 1.22 2.81 lit 0.44
  Yogurt (Erbil) 2,500.00 Kg 2.99 qt 2.04 2.81 lit 0.73
Meat                
  Beef 8,000.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 6.53 8.78 Kg 0.74
  Chicken 4,500.00 1.3 Kg 1.24 lbs 2.82 2.73 Kg 1.03
  Sheep 7,500.00 Kg 1.69 lbs 6.12 3.72 Kg 1.65
  Fish (Imported) 8,000.00 Kg 5.49 lbs 6.53 12.08 Kg 0.54
  Fish (Iraq) 1,500.00 Kg 5.49 lbs 1.22 12.08 Kg 0.10
  Can Fish 1,200.00 300 g 3.29 lbs 1.96 7.24 Kg 0.27
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 625.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 0.51 8.78 Kg 0.06
  Carrots 1,000.00 Kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.82 0.65 Kg 1.26
  Beans 1,500.00 Kg 1.00 lbs 1.22 2.20 Kg 0.56
  Peas 1,500.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 1.22 8.78 Kg 0.14
  Onions 500.00 Kg 1.99 3 lbs 0.41 1.46 Kg 0.28
  Eggplant 1,000.00 Kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 0.82 3.50 Kg 0.23
  Potatoes 1,000.00 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.82 2.18 Kg 0.37
  Cabbage 875.00 Kg 0.59 lbs 0.71 1.30 Kg 0.55
  Cucumbers 1,000.00 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.82 2.18 Kg 0.37
Fruits                
  Bananas 1,500.00 Kg 0.50 lbs 1.22 1.10 Kg 1.11
  Pineapples 4,000.00 Kg 4.99 3.5 kg 3.26 1.43 Kg 2.29
  Mango 1,500.00 Kg 1.50 14 oz 1.22 1.31 Kg 0.93
Other                
  Gas (Offical) 450.00 Lit 2.15 gal 0.37 0.57 lit 0.65
  Gas (Informal) 1,100.00 Lit 2.15 gal 0.90 0.57 lit 1.58
  Diesel 150.00 Lit 2.59 gal 0.12 0.69 lit 0.18
Exchange rate US$ = 1,226 Iraq Dinar

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Afghanistan vs. USA)
Commodity Afghan Price (US$) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common  Compar-ison 
  Price Unit Price Unit Afghan US  Unit Afghan/US
General                
  Flour 1.40 Sear 1.13 5 lbs 0.20 0.50 Kg 0.40
  Rice 5.00 Sear 2.50 5 lbs 0.71 1.10 Kg 0.65
  Salt 0.40 Sear 0.49 lbs 0.06 1.08 Kg 0.05
  Veg.Oil 0.90 Sear 1.54 qt 0.13 1.45 Lit 0.09
  Tea 2.00 Kg 4.99 11 oz 2.00 15.97 Kg 0.13
  Dry Beans 5.00 Sear 3.00 4 lbs 0.71 1.65 Kg 0.43
Dairy                
  Sugar 0.80 Kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.80 1.27 Kg 0.63
  Eggs 0.10 each 1.03 doz 0.10 0.09 ea 1.17
   Milk 0.50 Kg 1.99 0.5 gal 0.50 0.94 Kg 0.53
  Butter 4.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 4.00 8.78 Kg 0.46
  Yogurt 1.80 Kg 2.99 qt 1.80 2.81 Kg 0.64
Meat                
  Beef 2.30 Kg 3.99 lbs 2.30 8.78 Kg 0.26
  Chicken 1.50 Kg 1.24 lbs 1.50 2.73 Kg 0.55
  Lamb 3.00 Kg 4.99 lbs 3.00 10.98 Kg 0.27
  Fish 1.30 Kg 5.49 lbs 1.30 12.08 Kg 0.11
Can Fish 0.60 can 3.29 lbs 0.60 7.24 Kg 0.08
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 2.00 Sear 3.99 lbs 0.29 8.78 Kg 0.03
  Carrots 1.00 Sear 0.59 2 lbs 0.14 0.65 Kg 0.22
  Beans 5.00 Sear 1.00 lbs 0.71 2.20 Kg 0.32
  Peas 3.00 Sear 3.99 lbs 0.43 8.78 Kg 0.05
  Onions 2.60 Sear 1.99 3 lbs 0.37 1.46 Kg 0.25
  Eggplant 2.00 sear 1.99 1.25 lbs 0.29 3.50 Kg 0.08
  Potatoes 2.00 Sear 0.99 lbs 0.29 2.18 Kg 0.13
  Cucumbers 1.00 Kg 0.99 lbs 1.00 2.18 Kg 0.46
Fruits                
  Bananas 0.20 ea 0.50 lbs   1.10 Kg  
  Apples 1.00 Kg 1.99 lbs 1.00 4.38 Kg 0.23
  Grapes 1.00 Kg 2.50 lbs 1.00 5.50 Kg 0.18
  Plums 0.20 Kg na   0.20   Kg  
  Oranges 0.80 Kg 0.39 lbs 0.80 0.86 Kg 0.93
Other                
  Gas 1.00 Lit 2.15 gal 1.00 0.57 Lit 1.76
  Diesel 0.70 Lit 2.59 gal 0.70 0.69 Lit 1.02
*Sear is a local Afghan unit most likely originally a volume measure but converted to weight. 1 Sear = 7 kgs

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Pakistan vs. USA)
Commodity Pakistan Price (PKR) US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Pakistan US  Unit Pak/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour medium super 34 kg 0.35  lbs 0.35 0.77 Kg 0.45
  Sugar 54 kg 0.67 lbs 0.55 1.47 Kg 0.38
  Iodized Salt 18 kg 0.60 lbs 0.18 1.32 Kg 0.14
  Pasta 45 400 gm 1.48 lbs 1.16 3.26 Kg 0.36
  Rice  190 kg 0.75 lbs 1.95 1.65 Kg 1.18
  Maize Meal 21 kg 0.72 lbs 0.22 1.58 Kg 0.14
  Veg.Oil 190 kg 0.89 qt 1.95 0.84 lit 2.33
  Tea 490 kg 10.00 lbs 5.04 22.00 Kg 0.23
  Coffee (Ground) 130 50 gm 3.78 lbs 26.72 8.32 Kg 3.21
  Cowpeas 120 kg 1.49 lbs 1.23 3.28 Kg 0.38
  Sorghum  140 kg 1.79 lbs 1.44 3.94 Kg 0.37
  Sesame 80 kg 3.79 lbs 0.82 8.34 Kg 0.10
  Groundnuts 160 kg 2.99 lbs 1.64 6.58 Kg 0.25
Dairy                
  Eggs 125 dozen 2.09 doz 1.28 2.09 ea 0.61
  Milk (UHT) 90 liter 2.19 gal 0.92 0.58 lit 1.60
  Yogurt 80 kg 2.69 qt 0.82 2.53 lit 0.33
Meat                
  Beef 340 kg 3.49 lbs 3.49 7.68 Kg 0.46
  Chicken 173 kg 1.29 lbs 1.78 2.84 Kg 0.63
  Goat/Lamb 650 kg 7.49   6.68 16.48 kg 0.41
  Fish 280 kg 4.99 lbs 2.88 10.98 Kg 0.26
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 80 kg 1.49 lbs 0.82 3.28 Kg 0.25
  Carrots 40 kg 0.99 lbs 0.41 2.18 Kg 0.19
  Beans 50 kg 1.99 lbs 0.51 4.38 Kg 0.12
  Peas 60 kg 4.79 lbs 0.62 10.54 Kg 0.06
  Onions 30 kg 0.99 lbs 0.31 2.18 Kg 0.14
  Eggplant 40 kg 2.49 lbs 0.41 5.48 Kg 0.08
  Potatoes 30 kg 0.30 lbs 0.31 0.66 Kg 0.47
 Sweet Potatoes 30 kg 0.99 lbs 0.31 2.18 Kg 0.14
 Cabbage 40 kg 0.79 lbs 0.41 1.74 Kg 0.24
  Cucumbers 60 kg 1.35 lbs 0.62 2.97 Kg 0.21
Fruits                
  Apples 140 kg 0.99 lbs 1.44 2.18 Kg 0.66
  Bananas 100 kg 0.55 lbs 1.03 1.21 Kg 0.85
  Mango 70 kg 1.80 lbs 0.72 3.96 Kg 0.18
  Oranges 120 kg 0.99 lbs 1.23 2.18 Kg 0.57
Other                
  Petroleum 102 lit 2.80 gal 1.05 0.74 lit 1.42
  Diesel 110 lit 3.50 gal 0.73 0.93 lit 0.79
Exchange rate US$ =   97.3 PKR  Date:  January 2013 

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Egypt vs. USA)
Commodity Egypt Price (EL) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison 
  Price Unit Price Unit Egypt US  Unit Egypt/US
General                
  Flour 4.00 Kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.70 0.50 Kg 1.40
  Rice 7.00 Kg 2.50 5 lbs 1.22 1.10 Kg 1.11
  Salt 4.00 Kg 0.49 lbs 0.70 1.08 Kg 0.65
  Sugar 8.00 Kg 2.89 5 lbs 1.39 1.27 Kg 1.09
  Foul Beans 7.00 Kg 3.00 4 lbs 1.22 1.65 Kg 0.74
Meat                
  Beef 45.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 7.83 8.78 Kg 0.89
  Chicken 16.00 Kg 1.24 lbs 2.78 2.73 Kg 1.02
  Lamb 45.00 Kg 4.99 lbs 7.83 10.98 Kg 0.71
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 5.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 0.87 8.78 Kg 0.10
  Carrots 4.00 Kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.70 0.65 Kg 1.07
  Garlic 12.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 2.09 8.78 Kg 0.24
  Onions 5.00 Kg 1.99 3 lbs 0.87 1.46 Kg 0.60
  Spinish 5.00 Kg 1.38 lbs 0.87 3.04 Kg 0.29
Fruits                
  Bananas 7.00 Kg 0.50 lbs 1.22 1.10 Kg 1.11
  Apples 20.00 Kg 1.99 lbs 3.48 4.38 Kg 0.79
  Dates 20.00 Kg 2.50 lbs 3.48 5.50 Kg 0.63
  Steawberries 12.00 Kg 3.99 lbs 2.09 8.78 Kg 0.24
  Plums 15.00 Kg 1.69 lbs 2.61 3.72 Kg 0.70
  Oranges 3.00 Kg 0.39 lbs 0.52 0.86 Kg 0.61
Conversion Rate US$ = 5.75 EL

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Tanzania vs. USA)
Commodity Tanzania Price (TSh) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison
  Price Unit Price Unit Tan US  Unit Tan/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour (wheat) 650 Kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.51 0.50 Kg 1.02
  Sugar 1000 Kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.78 1.27 Kg 0.61
  Salt 300 Kg 0.49 lbs 0.23 1.08 Kg 0.22
  Maize Meal 300 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.23 2.18 Kg 0.11
  Rice 850 Kg 2.50 5 lbs 0.66 1.10 Kg 0.60
  Veg.Oil (local) 1700 lt 1.54 qt 1.32 1.45 lit 0.91
  Veg.Oil (imported) 1500 lt 1.54 qt 1.17 1.45 lit 0.81
  Tea 2400 Kg 4.99 11 oz 1.87 15.97 Kg 0.12
  Coffee 8000 Kg 9.98 lbs 6.23 21.96 Kg 0.28
  Dry Beans 600 Kg 0.54 lbs 0.47 1.19 Kg 0.39
Poultry                
  Eggs 150 Each 1.03 doz 0.12 0.09 ea 1.36
Dairy                
  Milk  400 lt 1.99 0.5 gal 0.31 0.94 lit 0.33
  Butter 4000 Kg 3.99 lbs 3.12 8.78 Kg 0.35
  Yogurt 400 lt 2.99 qt 0.31 2.81 lit 0.11
Meat                
  Beef 2000 Kg 3.99 lbs 1.56 8.78 Kg 0.18
  Chicken 4000 Kg 1.24 lbs 3.12 2.73 Kg 1.14
  Goat 2000 Kg 3.00 lbs 1.56 6.60 Kg 0.24
 Pork 1600 Kg 1.34 lbs 1.25 2.95 Kg 0.42
  Fish 2500 Kg 5.49 lbs 1.95 12.08 Kg 0.16
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 1,000 Kg 3.99 lbs 0.78 8.78 Kg 0.09
  Carrots 1,000 Kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.78 0.65 Kg 1.20
  Beans 600 Kg 1.00 lbs 0.47 2.20 Kg 0.21
  Peas 700 Kg 3.99 lbs 0.55 8.78 Kg 0.06
  Onions 1,500 Kg 1.99 3 lbs 1.17 1.46 Kg 0.80
  Eggplant 1,500 Kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 1.17 3.50 Kg 0.33
  Potatoes 1,000 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.78 2.18 Kg 0.36
 Sweet Potatoes 1,000 Kg 1.49 lbs 0.78 3.28 Kg 0.24
 Cassava 500 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.39 2.18 Kg 0.18
 Cabbage 1,500 Kg 0.59 lbs 1.17 1.30 Kg 0.90
  Cucumbers 500 Kg 0.99 lbs 0.39 2.18 Kg 0.18
Fruits                
  Plantain 200 Kg 1.39 lbs 0.16 3.06 Kg 0.05
  Bananas (ripe) 800 Kg 0.50 lbs 0.62 1.10 Kg 0.57
 Pineapples 1,500 Kg 4.99 3.5 kg 1.17 1.43 Kg 0.82
 Mango 500 Kg 1.50 14 oz 0.39 1.31 Kg 0.30
 Avocado 500 Kg 2.66 lbs 0.39 5.85 Kg 0.07
 Pawpaw (Papaya) 1,000 Kg 2.00 lbs 0.78 4.40 Kg 0.18
Other                
  Gas 1,300 lt 2.15 gal 1.01 0.57 lit 1.78
  Diesel 1,280 lt 2.59 gal 1.00 0.69 lit 1.45
Exchange Rate:  US$ = 1284 TSh, Price are for February 2007

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Uganda vs. USA)
Commodity Uganda Price (USh) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit  Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Uganda  US  Unit Ug/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 1,500 kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.94 0.50 Kg 1.89
  Sugar 1,800 kg 2.89 5 lbs 1.13 1.27 Kg 0.88
  Salt 800 kg 0.49 lbs 0.50 1.08 Kg 0.46
  Pasta 3,600 kg 1.79 lbs 2.25 3.94 Kg 0.57
  Rice 1,700 kg 2.50 5 lbs 1.06 1.10 Kg 0.97
  Maize Flour 1,200 kg 0.99 lbs 0.75 2.18 Kg 0.34
  Veg.Oil 2,800 lit 1.54 qt 1.75 1.45 lit 1.21
  Coffee 5,200 kg 9.98 lbs 3.25 21.96 Kg 0.15
  Dry Beans 1,200 kg 0.54 lbs 0.75 1.19 Kg 0.63
Dairy                
  Eggs 4,700 tray 1.03 doz 0.10 0.09 ea 1.14
  Milk (UHT) 2,000 lit 3.98 gal 1.25 0.94 lit 1.34
  Yogurt 1,500 lit 2.99 qt 0.94 2.81 lit 0.33
Meat                
  Beef 4,500 kg 3.99 lbs 2.81 8.78 Kg 0.32
  Chicken 7,000 kg 1.24 lbs 4.38 2.73 Kg 1.60
  Pork 3,500 kg 1.34 lbs 2.19 2.95 Kg 0.74
  Goat 4,000 kg 3.00 lbs 2.50 6.60 Kg 0.38
  Fish 3,000 kg 5.49 lbs 1.88 12.08 Kg 0.16
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 1,500 kg 3.99 lbs 0.94 8.78 Kg 0.11
  Carrots 1,500 kg 0.59 2 lbs 0.94 0.65 Kg 1.44
  Beans 3,000 kg 1.00 lbs 1.88 2.20 Kg 0.85
  Peas 1,000 kg 3.99 lbs 0.63 8.78 Kg 0.07
  Onions 1,500 kg 1.99 3 lbs 0.94 1.46 Kg 0.64
  Eggplant 2,000 kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 1.25 3.50 Kg 0.36
  Potatoes 400 kg 0.99 lbs 0.25 2.18 Kg 0.11
 Sweet Potatoes 500 kg 1.49 lbs 0.31 3.28 Kg 0.10
 Cassava 500 kg 0.99 lbs 0.31 2.18 Kg 0.14
  Garlic 6,000 kg 1.44 lbs 3.75 3.17 Kg 1.18
  Ginger 2,500 kg 2.99 lbs 1.56 6.58 Kg 0.24
 Cabbage 500 kg 0.59 lbs 0.31 1.30 Kg 0.24
  Green Pepers 1,500 kg 1.76 lbs 0.94 3.87 Kg 0.24
Fruits                
  Plantain 500 kg 1.29 lbs 0.31 2.84 Kg 0.11
  Bananas 1,000 kg 0.50 lbs 0.63 1.10 Kg 0.57
 Pineapples 1,500 ea 4.99 3.5 kg 0.94 1.43 Kg 0.66
 Mango 500 ea 1.50 14 oz 0.31 1.31 Kg 0.24
  Papaya 1,500 kg 0.69 lbs 0.94 1.52 Kg 0.62
Other                
  Gas 2,680 lit 3.89 gal 1.68 1.03 lit 1.63
  Diesel 2,600 lit 4.69 gal 1.63 1.24 lit 1.31
Exchange rate US$ = UShs 1600 

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Kenya vs. USA)
Commodity Kenya Price (KSh) US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Kenya US  Unit Ke/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 55 kg 0.33  lbs 0.75 0.73 Kg 1.03
  Sugar 110 kg 0.50 lbs 1.50 1.10 Kg 1.36
  Salt 25 kg 0.49 lbs 0.34 1.08 Kg 0.32
  Pasta 173 kg 0.74 lbs 2.35 1.63 Kg 1.44
  Rice  90 kg 0.75 lbs 1.22 1.65 Kg 0.74
  Veg.Oil 170 lit 1.54 qt 2.31 1.45 lit 1.60
  Tea 1 bag 0.03 bag 0.01 0.03 bag 0.43
  Coffee 3,180 kg 9.98 lbs 43.27 21.96 Kg 1.97
  Cowpeas 100 kg 1.29 lbs 1.36 2.84 Kg 0.48
  Maize Flour 90 kg 0.89 lbs 1.22 1.96 Kg 0.63
  Dry Beans 80 kg 1.72 lbs 1.09 3.78 Kg 0.29
  Green Gram 100 kg 2.49 lbs 1.36 5.48 Kg 0.25
  Soybean 65 kg 1.49 lbs 0.88 3.28 Kg 0.27
  Groundnuts 90 kg 1.50 lbs 1.22 3.30 Kg 0.37
Dairy                
  Eggs 8 ea 0.11 ea 0.11 0.11 ea 1.01
  Milk (UHT) 103 lit 2.19 gal 1.40 0.58 lit 2.42
  Milk (Fresh) 60 lit 2.19 gal 0.82 0.58 lit 1.41
  Yogurt 146 lit 2.99 qt 1.99 2.81 lit 0.71
Meat                
  Beef 240 kg 3.99 lbs 3.27 8.78 Kg 0.37
  Chicken 325 kg 1.59 lbs 4.42 3.50 Kg 1.26
  Goat 280 kg 3.98 lbs 3.81 8.76 Kg 0.44
  Fish 200 kg 5.49 lbs 2.72 12.08 Kg 0.23
  Canned Fish 801 kg 3.29 lbs 10.90 7.24 Kg 1.51
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 40 kg 3.99 lbs 0.54 8.78 Kg 0.06
  Carrots 80 kg 0.60 lbs 1.09 1.32 Kg 0.83
  Beans 70 kg 1.25 lbs 0.95 2.75 Kg 0.35
  Peas 80 kg 3.99 lbs 1.09 8.78 Kg 0.12
  Onions 60 kg 0.82 lbs 0.82 1.80 Kg 0.45
  Eggplant 60 kg 1.59 lbs 0.82 3.50 Kg 0.23
  Potatoes 40 kg 0.25 lbs 0.54 0.55 Kg 0.99
 Sweet Potatoes 29 kg 1.89 lbs 0.39 4.16 Kg 0.09
 Zuccani 60 kg 0.99 lbs 0.82 2.18 Kg 0.37
 Cassava 70 kg 0.99 lbs 0.95 2.18 Kg 0.44
 Cabbage 40 kg 0.59 lbs 0.54 1.30 Kg 0.42
  Cucumbers 50 kg 0.99 lbs 0.68 2.18 Kg 0.31
 Califlower 100 kg 0.99 lbs 1.36 2.19 Kg 0.62
 Green Pepper 70 kg 1.21 lbs 0.95 2.65 Kg 0.36
 Spinish 100 kg 2.08 lbs 1.36 4.58 Kg 0.30
 Corrinunder 150 kg 1.60 lbs 2.04 3.52 Kg 0.58
 Kale 40 kg 2.29 lbs 0.54 5.03 Kg 0.11
Fruits                
  Plantain 27 kg 1.49 lbs 0.36 3.28 Kg 0.11
  Bananas 115 kg 0.39 lbs 1.56 0.86 Kg 1.82
 Pineapples 50 kg 1.14 lbs 0.68 0.52 Kg 1.31
 Mango 60 kg 1.71 lbs 0.82 3.77 Kg 0.22
  Papaya 48 kg 1.49 lbs 0.65 0.68 Kg 0.96
 Watermellon 45 kg 0.73 lbs 0.61 0.33 Kg 1.86
Other                
  Gas 85 lit 2.15 gal 1.16 0.57 lit 2.03
  Diesel 75 lit 2.59 gal 1.02 0.69 lit 1.49
Exchange rate US$ = KSh 73.5    Date:  24 November 2009

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Ghana vs. USA)
Commodity Ghana Price  US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Ghana US  Unit Gh/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 1.00 kg 0.23  lbs 0.69 0.50 Kg 1.39
  Sugar 2.00 kg 0.58 lbs 0.69 1.27 Kg 0.54
  Salt 1.00 kg 0.49 lbs 0.69 1.08 Kg 0.64
  Pasta 2.40 kg 0.74 lbs 1.66 1.63 Kg 1.02
 Soybean 0.79 tin 1.49 lbs 0.54 3.28 Kg 0.17
  Rice  0.42 tin 0.50 lbs 0.09 1.10 Kg 0.08
  Veg.Oil 2.50 lit 1.54 qt 1.72 1.45 lit 1.19
  Coffee 36.00 kg 9.98 lbs 24.83 21.96 Kg 1.13
Cowpeas 1.21 tin 0.54 lbs 0.25 1.19 Kg 0.21
Groundnuts 1.06 kg 1.50 lbs 0.73 3.30 Kg 0.22
Dairy                
  Eggs 0.17 ea 1.03 doz 0.12 0.09 ea 1.39
  Milk (Cond) 4.50 kg 4.32 qt 3.10 1.14 lit 2.72
Meat                
  Beef 5.50 kg 3.99 lbs 3.79 8.78 Kg 0.43
  Chicken 4.50 kg 1.24 lbs 3.10 2.73 Kg 1.14
  Fish 3.00 kg 5.49 lbs 2.07 12.08 Kg 0.17
  Canned Fish 3.40 kg 3.29 lbs 2.34 7.24 Kg 0.32
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 2.50 kg 3.99 lbs 1.72 8.78 Kg 0.20
  Carrots 0.40 kg 0.30 lbs 0.28 0.65 Kg 0.43
  Beans 0.12 kg 1.00 lbs 0.08 2.20 Kg 0.04
  Onions 0.40 kg 0.66 lbs 0.28 1.46 Kg 0.19
 Green Pepper 5.00 kg 1.21 lbs 3.45 2.66 Kg 1.30
  Potatoes 1.60 kg 0.99 lbs 1.10 2.18 Kg 0.51
 Sweet Potatoes 0.50 kg 1.49 lbs 0.34 3.28 Kg 0.11
 Cassava 0.23 kg 0.99 lbs 0.16 2.18 Kg 0.07
 Cabbage 0.50 kg 0.59 lbs 0.34 1.30 Kg 0.27
  Cucumbers 0.50 kg 0.99 lbs 0.34 2.18 Kg 0.16
Fruits                
  Plantain 0.50 kg 1.49 lbs 0.34 3.28 Kg 0.11
  Bananas 0.15 kg 0.50 lbs 0.10 1.10 Kg 0.09
 Pineapples 1.20 kg 1.43 lbs 0.83 3.14 Kg 0.26
Oranges 0.80 kg 0.69 lbs 0.55 1.52 Kg 0.36
Other                
  Gas 1.14 lit 2.15 gal 0.79 0.57 lit 1.38
  Diesel 1.12 lit 2.59 gal 0.77 0.69 lit 1.13
Exchange rate US$ = G 1.45    Date:  20 Octobewr 2009
Tin local vloume measure approximately 3.3 kg for dry goods

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Table 1. Comparative Consumer Prices (Nigeria vs. USA)
Commodity Nigeria Price  US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit N igeria US  Unit Ni/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 107 kg 0.23  lbs 0.71 0.50 Kg 1.43
  Sugar 160 kg 0.58 lbs 1.06 1.27 Kg 0.83
  Salt 38 kg 0.49 lbs 0.25 1.08 Kg 0.23
  Pasta 200 kg 0.74 lbs 1.32 1.63 Kg 0.81
  Rice (local pb) 400 mudu 0.50 lbs 1.06 1.10 Kg 0.96
  Veg.Oil 300 lit 1.54 qt 1.99 1.45 lit 1.37
Tea 4 bag 0.03 bag 0.03 0.03 bag 0.97
  Coffee 4,600 kg 9.98 lbs 30.46 21.96 Kg 1.39
Cowpeas 370 mudu 0.54 lbs 0.98 1.19 Kg 0.83
Sesame 500 mudu 3.39 lbs 1.32 7.46 Kg 0.18
Groundnuts 350 mudu 1.50 lbs 0.93 3.30 Kg 0.28
Dairy                
  Eggs 25 ea 0.11 ea 0.17 0.11 ea 1.51
  Milk Power 1,444 kg 3.42 lbs 9.57 7.52 Kg 1.27
Meat                
  Beef 800 kg 3.99 lbs 5.30 8.78 Kg 0.60
Goat 400 kg 3.98 lbs 2.65 8.76 Kg 0.30
  Fish 250 kg 5.49 lbs 1.66 12.08 Kg 0.14
  Canned Fish 944 kg 3.29 lbs 6.25 7.24 Kg 0.86
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 100 kg 3.99 lbs 0.66 8.78 Kg 0.08
  Carrots 250 kg 0.60 lbs 1.66 1.32 Kg 1.25
  Beans 250 kg 1.25 lbs 1.66 2.75 Kg 0.60
  Onions 250 kg 0.66 lbs 1.66 1.46 Kg 1.13
  Eggplant 60 kg 1.59 lbs 0.40 3.50 Kg 0.11
  Potatoes 83 kg 0.99 lbs 0.55 2.18 Kg 0.25
 Sweet Potatoes 50 kg 1.49 lbs 0.33 3.28 Kg 0.10
 Cabbage 100 kg 0.59 lbs 0.66 1.30 Kg 0.51
  Cucumbers 100 kg 0.99 lbs 0.66 2.18 Kg 0.30
Fruits                
  Plantain 150 kg 1.49 lbs 0.99 3.28 Kg 0.30
  Bananas 200 kg 0.50 lbs 1.32 1.10 Kg 1.20
 Pineapples 300 ea 4.99 ea 1.99 4.99 ea 0.40
 Papaya 600 ea 2.98 ea 3.97 2.98 ea 1.33
Other                
  Gas 65 lit 2.15 gal 0.43 0.57 lit 0.76
  Diesel 116 lit 2.59 gal 0.77 0.69 lit 1.12
Exchange rate US$ = N 151  Date: 23 September 2009
mudu local vloume measure approximately 2.5 kg for dry goods

 

Comparative Consumer Prices (Jos, Nigeria vs. USA)
Commodity Jos Nigeria (Naira) US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Nigeria US  Unit Nigeria/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 150 Kg 0.66 lbs 1.28 1.45 Kg 0.88
  Sugar 200 Kg 0.70 5 lbs 1.71 1.54 Kg 1.11
  Salt 35 Kg 1.30 lbs 0.30 2.86 Kg 0.10
  Pasta 400 Kg 1.00 lbs 3.42 2.20 Kg 1.55
  Rice 250 Kg 0.70 lbs 2.14 1.54 Kg 1.39
  Veg.Oil 1,050 4 lit 1.54 qt 2.24 1.45 lit 1.55
  Coffee 2,000 Kg 9.98 lbs 17.09 21.96 Kg 0.78
  Dry Beans 200 Kg 1.82 lbs 1.71 4.00 Kg 0.43
Dairy                
  Eggs 700 3 doz. 1.19 doz 0.17 0.10 ea 1.68
  Milk (UHT) 200 lit 1.99 0.5 gal 1.71 0.94 lit 1.83
  Yogurt 270 lit 2.99 qt 2.31 2.81 lit 0.82
Meat                
  Beef 600 Kg 3.99 lbs 5.13 8.78 Kg 0.58
  Chicken 1,100 Kg 1.49 lbs 9.40 3.28 Kg 2.87
 Duck 800 Kg 1.69 lbs 6.84 3.72 Kg 1.84
  Pork 750 Kg 1.34 lbs 6.41 2.95 Kg 2.17
  Fish 400 Kg 3.99 lbs 3.42 8.78 Kg 0.39
  Canned Fish 270 Kg 3.29 lbs 2.31 7.24 Kg 0.32
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 250 Kg 1.49 lbs 2.14 3.28 Kg 0.65
  Carrots 200 Kg 1.00 lbs 1.71 2.20 Kg 0.78
  Beans 180 Kg 1.00 lbs 1.54 2.20 Kg 0.70
  Peas 50 Kg 3.99 lbs 0.43 8.78 Kg 0.05
  Onions 200 Kg 1.49 3 lbs 1.71 3.28 Kg 0.52
  Potatoes 300 Kg 1.39 lbs 2.56 3.06 Kg 0.84
 Sweet Potatoes 50 Kg 2.49 lbs 0.43 5.48 Kg 0.08
 Cassava 300 Kg 0.99 lbs 2.56 2.18 Kg 1.18
 Cabbage 200 Kg 1.49 lbs 1.71 3.28 Kg 0.52
  Cucumbers 200 Kg 0.99 lbs 1.71 2.18 Kg 0.78
Fruits                
  Plantain 400 Kg 0.99 lbs 3.42 2.18 Kg 1.57
  Bananas 200 Kg 0.67 lbs 1.71 1.47 Kg 1.16
 Pineapples 400 Kg 1.43  kg 3.42 1.43 Kg 2.39
 Mango 500 Kg 1.50 14 oz 4.27 1.31 Kg 3.26
Other                
  Gas 70 lit 3.37 gal 0.60 0.89 lit 0.67
Gas (Black Market) 120 lit     1.03     1.15
  Diesel 180 lit 4.09 gal 1.54 1.08 lit 1.42
Diesel (Black Market) 200 lit     1.71     1.58
Exchange rate US$ = 117 Naira (N)

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Togo vs. USA)
Commodity Togo Price  US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Togo US  Unit Togo/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 800 kg 0.49  lbs 1.60 1.08 Kg 1.48
  Sugar 750 kg 0.78 lbs 1.50 1.72 Kg 0.87
  Salt 1,800 kg 0.49 lbs 3.60 1.08 Kg 3.34
  Rice  500 kg 0.75 lbs 1.00 1.65 Kg 0.61
  Veg.Oil 3,000 lit 1.70 qt 6.00 1.60 lit 3.75
  Coffee 2,500 kg 2.28 lbs 5.00 5.02 Kg 1.00
Dry Beans 350 kg 1.80 lbs 0.70 3.96 Kg 0.18
Dairy                
  Eggs 780 doz 1.69 doz 0.13 0.14 ea 0.92
  Milk (UHT) 1,200 lit 2.59 gal 2.40 0.69 lit 3.50
  Yogurt 1,800 lit 2.99 qt 3.60 2.81 lit 1.28
Meat                
  Beef 2,500 kg 3.99 lbs 5.00 8.78 Kg 0.57
  Chicken 2,000 kg 1.24 lbs 4.00 2.73 Kg 1.47
 Duck 4,500 kg 2.49 lbs 9.00 5.48 Kg 1.64
Pork 2,500 kg 2.99 lbs 5.00 6.58 Kg 0.76
Goat 600 kg 7.99 lbs 1.20 17.58 Kg 0.07
  Fish 7,000 kg 5.59 lbs 14.00 12.30 Kg 1.14
  Canned Fish 3,200 kg 3.61 lbs 6.40 7.94 Kg 0.81
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 800 kg 1.39 lbs 1.60 3.06 Kg 0.52
  Carrots 600 kg 0.75 lbs 1.20 1.65 Kg 0.73
  Beans 400 kg 2.99 lbs 0.80 6.58 Kg 0.12
  Peas 300 kg 4.99 lbs 0.60 10.98 Kg 0.05
  Onions 400 kg 0.99 lbs 0.80 2.18 Kg 0.37
  Eggplant 800 kg 1.76 lbs 1.60 3.87 Kg 0.41
  Potatoes 1,000 kg 0.97 lbs 2.00 2.13 Kg 0.94
 Sweet Potatoes 800 kg 0.99 lbs 1.60 2.18 Kg 0.73
 Cassava 150 kg 0.99 lbs 0.30 2.18 Kg 0.14
 Cabbage 450 kg 0.69 lbs 0.90 1.52 Kg 0.59
  Cucumbers 600 kg 1.49 lbs 1.20 3.28 Kg 0.37
Fruits                
  Bananas 600 kg 0.50 lbs 1.20 1.10 Kg 1.09
 Pineapples 500 kg 1.33 lbs 1.00 2.93 Kg 0.34
 Mango 500 kg 1.33 lbs 1.00 2.93 Kg 0.34
Other                
  Gas 550 lit 2.89 gal 1.10 0.76 lit 1.44
  Diesel 510 lit 3.19 gal 1.02 0.84 lit 1.21
Exchange rate US$ = 500 BCFA        Dec. 2010

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Malawi vs. USA)
Commodity Malawi Price  US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Comparison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Malawi US  Unit Ma/US
Dry Goods                
  Sugar 140 kg 0.69 lbs 0.93 1.52 Kg 0.61
  Salt 120 kg 0.49 lbs 0.80 1.08 Kg 0.74
  Pasta 520 kg 1.53 lbs 3.47 3.37 Kg 1.03
  Rice 220 kg 0.64 lbs 1.47 1.41 Kg 1.04
Maize Flour 120 kg 0.84 lbs 0.80 1.85 Kg 0.43
Soybean 350 kg 1.99 lbs 2.33 4.38 Kg 0.53
  Veg.Oil 400 kg 2.89 qt 2.67 2.72 lit 0.98
  Coffee 1,900 kg 11.88 lbs 12.67 26.14 Kg 0.48
Tea 400 kg 8.99 lbs 2.67 19.78 Kg 0.13
  Dry Beans 250 kg 0.54 lbs 1.67 1.19 Kg 1.40
Dairy                
  Eggs 25 ea 0.08 ea 0.17 0.08 ea 2.01
  Milk (UHT) 200 lit 0.75 qt 1.33 0.71 lit 1.89
Margine 740 kg 3.00 lbs 4.93 6.60 Kg 0.75
  Yogurt 480 lit 2.99 qt 3.20 2.81 lit 1.14
Meat                
  Beef 550 kg 2.49 lbs 3.67 5.48 Kg 0.67
  Chicken 390 kg 0.79 lbs 2.60 1.74 Kg 1.50
  Pork 1,000 kg 1.13 lbs 6.67 2.49 Kg 2.68
Goat 740 kg 5.02 lbs 4.93 11.04 Kg 0.45
  Fish 300 kg 5.49 lbs 2.00 12.08 Kg 0.17
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 100 kg 1.39 lbs 0.67 3.06 Kg 0.22
  Carrots 200 kg 0.65 2 lbs 1.33 0.72 Kg 1.86
  Beans 500 kg 2.49 lbs 3.33 5.48 Kg 0.61
  Peas 400 kg 2.50 lbs 2.67 5.50 Kg 0.48
  Onions 160 kg 0.69 3 lbs 1.07 0.51 Kg 2.11
  Eggplant 250 kg 1.99 1.25 lbs 1.67 3.50 Kg 0.48
  Potatoes 120 kg 0.70 lbs 0.80 1.54 Kg 0.52
 Sweet Potatoes 100 kg 0.79 lbs 0.67 1.74 Kg 0.38
 Cassava 150 kg 0.99 lbs 1.00 2.18 Kg 0.46
 Cabbage 50 kg 0.67 lbs 0.33 1.47 Kg 0.23
  Cucumbers 100 kg 0.75 lbs 0.67 1.65 Kg 0.40
Fruits                
  Bananas 100 kg 0.69 lbs 0.67 1.52 Kg 0.44
 Pineapples 160 kg 4.99 3.5 kg 1.07 1.43 Kg 0.75
 Mango 200 kg 0.83 14 oz 1.33 0.73 Kg 1.83
Avocado 160 kg 2.00 lbs 1.07 4.40 Kg 0.24
Other                
  Gas 220 lit 1.89 gal 1.46 0.50 lit 2.93
  Diesel 199 lit 2.19 gal 1.33 0.58 lit 2.29
Exchange rate US$ = MK 138   Date: 4 Apr. 2009

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Ethiopia vs. USA)
Commodity Ethiopia Price  (Birr) US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Ethiopia US  Unit Eth/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 14.00 kg 0.40  lbs 0.77 0.88 Kg 0.87
  Sugar 111.00 2 kg 0.60 lbs 3.03 1.32 Kg 2.30
  Salt 22.50 737 gm 0.62 lbs 1.67 1.36 Kg 1.22
  Cofee 72.00 0.5 kg 4.16 lbs 7.87 9.15 Kg 0.86
  Tea 7.20 100 g 28.00 lbs 3.93 61.60 Kg 0.06
  Pasta 17.00 kg 1.65 lbs 0.93 3.63 Kg 0.26
  Veg.Oil 61.00 lit 1.80 qt 3.33 1.69 lit 1.97
Grains                
  Wheat 15.00 kg 1.39 lbs 0.82 3.06 Kg 0.27
  Barley 15.50 kg 1.49 lbs 0.85 3.28 Kg 0.26
  Maize Grain 7.50 kg 1.99 lbs 0.41 4.38 Kg 0.09
  Teff 22.00 kg 4.92 lbs 1.20 10.82 Kg 0.11
  Sorghum 10.00 kg 1.79 lbs 0.55 3.94 Kg 0.14
  Sunflower 12.00 kg 2.99 lbs 0.66 6.58 Kg 0.10
  Chick Pea 32.00 kg 1.89 lbs 1.75 4.16 Kg 0.42
  Lentil Split 32.00 kg 1.89 lbs 1.75 4.16 Kg 0.42
  Broad Bean 18.00 kg 0.99 lbs 0.98 2.18 Kg 0.45
  Rice 15.00 kg 0.60 lbs 0.82 1.32 Kg 0.62
  Groundnuts 25.00 kg 4.99 lbs 1.37 10.98 Kg 0.12
Dairy                
  Eggs 3.00 ea 0.12 ea 0.16 0.12 ea 1.37
  Milk  18.00 lit 2.79 gal 0.98 0.74 lit 1.33
  Milk (UHT) 53.30 lit 2.79 gal 2.91 0.74 lit 3.95
  Butter 140.00 kg 2.50 lbs 7.65 5.50 Kg 1.39
  Yogurt 8.40 250 ml 1.99 qt 1.84 1.87 lit 0.98
Meat                
  Beef 188.90 kg 4.99 lbs 10.32 10.98 Kg 0.94
  Chicken 126.00 kg 0.98 lbs 6.89 2.16 Kg 3.19
  Pork 202.80   3.49 lbs 11.08      
  Goat/Lamb 129.90 kg 5.49 lbs 7.10      
  Fish 256.80 kg 4.99 lbs 14.03 10.98 Kg 1.28
  Canned Fish 56.20 425g 4.16 lbs 7.23 9.15 Kg 0.79
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 10.00 kg 1.19 lbs 0.55 2.62 Kg 0.21
  Carrots 10.00 kg 0.79 lbs 0.55 1.74 Kg 0.31
  Kale 10.00 kg 2.00 lbs 0.55 4.40 Kg 0.12
  Beans 5.00 kg 1.99 lbs 0.27 4.38 Kg 0.06
  Onions 5.00 kg 0.88 lbs 0.27 1.94 Kg 0.14
  Garlic 20.00   2.99 lbs 1.09 6.58 Kg 0.17
  Potatoes 10.00 kg 0.34 lbs 0.55 0.75 Kg 0.73
 Cabbage 7.00 kg 0.59 lbs 0.38 1.30 Kg 0.29
Fruits                
  Bananas 12.00 kg 0.56 lbs 0.66 1.23 Kg 0.53
  Avocado 15.00 kg 4.70 lbs 0.82 10.34 Kg 0.08
  Papaya 15.00 kg 2.00 lbs 0.82 4.40 Kg 0.19
Lemons 20.00 kg 1.99 lbs 1.09 4.38 Kg 0.25
 Pineapples 20.00 kg 0.66 lbs 1.09 1.45 Kg 0.75
 Mango 43.00 kg 1.76 lbs 2.35 3.87 Kg 0.61
Oranges 25.00 kg 0.99 lbs 1.37 2.18 Kg 0.63
Other                
  Gas 20.00 lit 3.45 gal 1.09 0.91 lit 1.20
  Diesel 18.00 lit 3.85 gal 0.98 1.02 lit 0.97
Exchange rate US$ =  18.33 Birr   Date:  March 2013 

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Bolivia vs. USA)
Commodity Bolivia Price (Bs) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Bolivia US  Unit Bo/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour 5.50 kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.73 0.50 Kg 1.47
  Sugar 4.00 kg 2.89 5 lbs 0.53 1.27 Kg 0.42
  Salt 0.50 kg 0.49 lbs 0.07 1.08 Kg 0.06
  Pasta 7.00 kg 1.79 lbs 0.93 3.94 Kg 0.24
  Rice 8.00 kg 2.50 5 lbs 1.07 1.10 Kg 0.97
  Veg.Oil 13.00 lit 1.54 qt 1.73 1.45 lit 1.20
  Coffee 6.00 kg 9.98 lbs 0.80 21.96 Kg 0.04
  Lentils 12.00 kg 1.09 lbs 1.60 2.40 Kg 0.67
  Dry Beans 10.00 kg 0.54 lbs 1.33 1.19 Kg 1.12
Dairy                
  Eggs 0.50 ea 1.03 doz 0.07 0.09 ea 0.78
  Milk (UHT) 5.00 lit 1.99 0.5 gal 0.67 0.94 lit 0.71
  Yogurt 10.00 lit 2.99 qt 1.33 2.81 lit 0.47
Meat                
  Beef 16.00 kg 3.99 lbs 2.13 8.78 Kg 0.24
  Chicken 14.00 kg 1.24 lbs 1.87 2.73 Kg 0.68
  Pork 18.00 kg 1.34 lbs 2.40 2.95 Kg 0.81
  Fish 8.00 kg 5.49 lbs 1.07 12.08 Kg 0.09
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 8.00 kg 3.99 lbs 1.07 8.78 Kg 0.12
  Carrots 4.00 lbs 0.59 2 lbs 1.17 0.65 Kg 1.81
  Beans 4.00 lbs 1.00 lbs 1.17 2.20 Kg 0.53
  Beets 3.40 lbs 0.99 lbs 1.00 2.18 Kg 0.46
  Onions 7.00 6 lbs 1.99 3 lbs 0.34 1.46 Kg 0.23
  Potatoes 9.00 6 lbs 0.99 lbs 0.44 2.18 Kg 0.20
 Cassava 5.00 6 lbs 0.99 lbs 0.24 2.18 Kg 0.11
 Cabbage 3.00 8 lbs 0.59 lbs 0.11 1.30 Kg 0.08
  Cucumbers 1.00 0.75 lbs 0.99 lbs 0.39 2.18 Kg 0.18
Fruits                
  Plantain 3.93 kg 1.29 lbs 0.52 2.84 Kg 0.18
  Bananas 6.17 kg 0.50 lbs 0.82 1.10 Kg 0.75
  Papaya 5.44 kg 0.99 lbs 0.73 2.18 Kg 0.33
  Peaches 5.00 lbs 1.69 lbs 0.67 3.72 Kg 0.18
  Pemelo  2.50 ea 1.50 ea 0.33 1.50 ea 0.22
  Grapes 5.00 lbs 2.99 lbs 1.47 6.58 Kg 0.22
Other                
  Gas 3.74 lit 2.15 gal 0.50 0.57 lit 0.88
  Diesel 4.00 lit 2.59 gal 0.53 0.69 lit 0.78
Exchange rate US$ = 7.5 Bolivianos (Bs)

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Comparative Consumer Prices (Guatemala vs. USA)
Commodity Guatemala Price US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Guatemala US  Unit GT/US
Dry Goods                
  Flour (breads) 15.19 kg 0.49 lbs 1.90 1.08 Kg 1.76
Corn tortillas 4.25 kg 1.25 lbs 0.53 2.75 Kg 0.19
  Sugar 3.10 kg 0.78 lbs 0.39 1.72 Kg 0.23
  Salt 0.32 kg 0.49 lbs 0.04 1.08 Kg 0.04
  Pasta 5.71 kg 0.82 lbs 0.71 1.80 Kg 0.40
  Rice 3.99 kg 0.75 lbs 0.50 0.33 Kg 1.51
  Veg.Oil 14.50 Lit. 1.70 qt 1.81 1.60 lit 1.13
  Coffee 24.51 kg 2.28 lbs 3.06 5.02 Kg 0.61
  Dry Beans 5.44 kg 1.80 lbs 0.68 3.96 Kg 0.17
Dairy                
  Eggs 12.68 doz 1.69 doz 0.13 0.14 ea 0.94
  Milk (UHT) 11.28 Lit. 2.59 gal 1.41 0.69 lit 2.06
 Cheese 24.63 kg 2.99 lbs 3.08 6.58 Kg 0.47
  Yogurt 7.84 Lit. 2.99 qt 0.98 2.81 lit 0.35
Meat                
  Beef 9.77 kg 3.99 lbs 1.22 8.78 Kg 0.14
  Chicken 12.02 kg 1.24 lbs 1.50 2.73 Kg 0.55
Vegetables                
  Tomatoes 5.76 kg 1.39 lbs 0.72 3.06 Kg 0.24
  Beans 6.52 kg 2.99 lbs 0.82 6.58 Kg 0.12
  Onions 4.60 kg 0.99 lbs 0.58 2.18 Kg 0.26
  Potatoes 4.68 kg 0.97 lbs 0.59 2.13 Kg 0.27
 Guisquil (gourd) 3.78 kg 0.88 lbs 0.47 1.94 Kg 0.24
Fruits                
  Plantain 0.33 kg 1.49 lbs 0.04 3.28 Kg 0.01
  Bananas 2.76 kg 0.50 lbs 0.35 1.10 Kg 0.31
Other                
  Gas 27.00 Lit. 2.89 gal 3.38 0.76 lit 4.41
  Diesel 25.00 Lit. 3.19 gal 3.13 0.84 lit 3.70
Exchange rate US$ = 8 quetzales per 1 USD      Dec 2010

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