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82 shillings gets you dinner but won’t fill you up.

March 3, 2008

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The other evening Chris and I stopped by the roadside veggie stand on the way home to get a few things to make dinner with. For all this, we paid 82 shillings, about $1.20.
That’s 2 avocados, 3 small peppers, 2 small red onions, 5 chili peppers, 2 tomatoes, and a bunch each of spinach and cilantro (loving the ever-present cilantro!).

Even with the rising prices because of transportation delays and shortages resulting from the violence, some things are still reasonable, or, to us, dirt cheap.

Buying petrol is another story. The standard price for a liter of unleaded hovers around 90 shillings, or $1.30. There are roughly 3.8 liters to a gallon. That’s about $5 per gallon of gas.

Oh, how I love those Land Rovers, but don’t know how we’d ever afford to feed one!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2008 8:38 pm

    That is a lot of veggies for such a good price. They look delicious…

    Our gas costs about $1,20/litre … it hurts. I am glad for having a small suzuki car.

    I hope you post more – I enjoy reading about your Kenyan experiences.

  2. bloomlikeflowers permalink
    March 4, 2008 3:16 am

    Ha! Kate, if only the Suzuki we are renting would get out of the shop (after 3 weeks), we would have one, too!
    We really are spoiled with the fruit and veggies here. I was a bit too sheepish to post that one of my guilty pleasures, Vanity Fair mag, goes for about US $15!! At least with reliable Internet now, I can get in some guilty online gossip ;) Thanks and I will be posting more soon.

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