I’ve not posted for a while because I’ve been SO, SO busy! Well and with the advent of the light I’m able to do other things as well 🙂
I thought I’ll give you a list of 10 everyday goods and their prices. Inflation is a scourge in Sierra Leone and for that matter in most parts of Africa. There are no adequate controls on prices of goods, thus something you bought today may be 2x the price in as little as 2 weeks!
Well that may be an exaggeration but I recently experienced this with 2 items I bought at the supermarket: one was SMA milk (900gm) I bought it for Le54,000 earlier on in September. When I went 2 weeks later it was Le58,000! The other was 1 Kg of goat meat – I bought it round about the same period for Le28,000/kilo only to find it’d gone up to Le35,000 / kilo in less that 2 weeks! When I asked why, I was told, the price of goats have gone up!!!
One feels helpless in such situations, of course, unless I can rear my own goats 😆 I’ll be subject to this kind of merchant whims.
Not to bore you to much here’s a list of 10 everyday items. I’ll make an effort to update this list every 2 months or so so you see the general inflation that’s prevalent here. If you have something in mind you wish to be added to the list, just contact me.
|ITEM||COST(in Leones) Oct 09($1-Le4000)|
|Bag Of Ordinary Rice(50kg)||130,000|
|Milk (Small Peak)||2500|
|Pampas (new born 32)||60,000|
|Cubed Sugar Packet||3500 (Used to be 2800 a month ago)|
|Gym Club Membership(Country Lodge)||$70/month|
|Can Of Coke||3000|