Monday, April 30, 2012

Isn't PNG a 3rd World Country? Why is it so expensive?

This is actually a cheater blog post.  I'm just giving you a link to a post written by my friend Catharine about the cost of living here in Papua New Guinea. 

Click here to read the post

She give prices in Australian dollars, but for comparison, the Australian dollar and US dollar have been fairly equal lately, tending towards the Australian dollar being stronger.  If you want to figure up how much the basket of food would cost in America, here is what it contains:
  • A whole, frozen chicken
  • a loaf of bread
  • a liter of milk
  • orange juice
  • a dozen eggs
  • a package of coffee
  • about 2lbs of ground beef

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