Consumer Price Comparisons: USA vs. Host Country

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The following tables are a comparison of consumer prices between various host countries and the the US. They are provided as a data sources as referenced in other pages of this website. For those interesting in adding data for additional countries please download the Blank Excel Spreadsheet complete it as appropriate and email back to Dick Tinsley. Comparisons are available for:

Afghanistan

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

Bangledesh

Comparative Consumer Prices (Bangledesh vs. USA

Commodity Bangledesh 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

 

Indonesia

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

Iraq

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

Nepal

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

Pakistan

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
Note: These above mentioned food prices are variable on daily basis due to current conflict and energy crises.

Philippines

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

Thailand

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 0.5 lbs 1.18 1.1 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 3.5 Kg 0.67
  Duck 120 kg 3.98 lbs 3.53 8.76 Kg 0.4
  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 0.6 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 1.8 Kg 0.42
  Eggplant 18 kg 1.59 lbs 0.53 3.5 Kg 0.15
  Potatoes 30 kg 0.25 lbs 0.88 0.55 Kg 1.6
 Cabbage 19 kg 0.59 lbs 0.56 1.3 Kg 0.43
  Cucumbers 15 kg 0.99 lbs 0.44 2.18 Kg 0.2
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

Viet Nam

Comparative Consumer Prices (Viet Nam vs. USA)

Commodity Viet Nam Price (Dong) US Price (US$)  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Comparison Ratio
Price Unit Price Unit VN US Unit VN/US
Dry Goods
  Flour 15,000 kg 1.13 5 lbs 0.94 0.5 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 2.5 5 lbs 0.42 1.1 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
  Yogurt 30,000 lit 2.99 qt 1.87 2.81 lit 0.67
Meat
  Beef 85,000 kg 3.99 lbs 5.3 8.78 Kg 0.6
  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 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 lbs 0.25 2.2 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 3.5 Kg 0.07
  Potatoes 8,000 kg 0.99 lbs 0.5 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 1.3 Kg 0.14
  Cucumbers 4,000 kg 0.99 lbs 0.25 2.18 Kg 0.11
Fruits
  Bananas 2,000 kg 0.5 lbs 0.12 1.1 Kg 0.11
  Pineapples 1,500 kg 4.99 3.5 kg 0.09 1.43 Kg 0.07
  Mango 7,000 kg 1.5 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

Angola

Comparative Consumer Prices (Angola vs. USA)
Commodity Angola Price (Kwanzas) US Price  Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison Ratio
  Price Unit Price Unit Angola US Unit An/US
Condiments  
  Salt 200 kg 0.99 lbs 1.21 2.18 kg 0.56
  Pepper 50 kg 20.96 lbs 0.30 46.11 kg 0.01
  Coffee 1200 kg 6.67 lbs 7.27 14.67 kg 0.50
  Tea 1000 kg 6.857 lbs 6.06 15.09 kg 0.40
  Sugar 250 kg 0.47 lbs 1.52 1.04 kg 1.46
  Garlic 50 ea 0.50 ea 0.30 1.10 ea 0.28
  Ginger 15 ea 3.99 lbs 0.83 8.78 kg 0.09
   
Dry Goods
  Pasta 100 kg 1.44 lbs 0.61 3.17 kg 0.19
  Rice 200 kg 1.00 lbs 1.21 2.19 kg 0.55
  Maize Meal 200 kg 1.13 lbs 1.21 2.49 kg 0.49
  Dry Beans 350 kg 1.29 lbs 2.12 2.84 kg 0.75
  Groundnuts 300 kg 2.5 lbs 1.82 5.50 kg 0.33
  Squash seed 600 kg 4.99 lbs 3.64 10.98 kg 0.33
  Veg.Oil 500 lit 1.53 qt 3.03 1.44 lit 2.11
Dairy
  Eggs 66 ea 1.93 doz 0.40 0.16 ea 2.49
  Milk (UHT) 650 kg 2.29 gal 3.94 0.61 lit 6.50
  Butter 420 kg 2.66 lbs 2.55 5.84 kg 0.44
  Yogurt 1,400 kg 1.00 qt 8.48 0.94 lit 9.07
Bottled water 133.33 lit 0.128 qt 0.81 0.12 lit 6.72
Meat
  Beef 2,000 kg 4.99 lbs 12.12 10.98 kg 1.10
  Chicken 1,800 kg 1.49 lbs 10.91 3.28 kg 3.33
  Duck 1,500 kg 2.99 lbs 9.09 6.58 kg 1.38
  Pork 1,000 kg 1.99 lbs 6.06 4.38 kg 1.38
  Goat/Lamb 1,000 kg 8.99 lbs 6.06 19.78 kg 0.31
  Fish 1,000 kg 4.99 lbs 6.06 10.98 kg 0.55
  Canned Fish 250 kg 4.96 lbs 1.52 10.91 kg 0.14
Roots & Tubers
  Cassava 75 kg 1.99 lbs 0.45 4.38 kg 0.10
  Sweet Potatoes 500 kg 1.29 lbs 3.03 2.84 kg 1.07
  White Potatoes 600 kg 0.79 lbs 3.64 1.74 kg 2.09
  Plantains 350 kg 0.99 lbs 2.12 2.18 kg 0.97
Vegetables
  Tomatoes 75 kg 0.99 lbs 0.45 2.18 kg 0.21
  Onions 75 kg 0.79 lbs 0.45 1.74 kg 0.26
  Eggplant 100 kg 2.12 lbs 0.61 4.66 kg 0.13
  Green Peppers 75 kg 1.05 lbs 0.45 2.32 kg 0.20
  Cabbage 300 kg 0.49 lbs 1.82 1.08 kg 1.69
  Carrots 300 kg 0.79 lbs 1.82 1.74 kg 1.05
Lettuce 100 kg 1.29 lbs 0.61 2.84 kg 0.21
Fruits
  Bananas 100 kg 0.49 lbs 0.61 1.08 kg 0.56
   Mango 100 kg 1.43 lbs 0.61 3.14 kg 0.19
  Oranges 250 kg 1.12 lbs 1.52 2.47 kg 0.61
  Lemons 250 kg 1.5 lbs 1.52 3.30 kg 0.46
Fuel
  Gas 160 lit 2.37 gal 0.97 0.63 lit 1.55
  Diesel 135 lit 2.65 gal 0.82 0.70 lit 1.17
Exchange rate US$ = 165 Kz    Date: Sept. 2017

Egypt

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

Ethiopia

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

Ghana

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” is local vloume measure of approximately 3.3 kg for dry goods

Kenya

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

Malawi

Comparative Consumer Prices (Malawi vs. USA)

Commodity Malawi Price US Price Adjusted to US$ & Common Unit Compar-ison 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

Nigeria

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 is a local vloume measure of approximately 2.5 kg used for dry goods

Tanzania

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

Uganda

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

Bolivia

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)

Guatamala

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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