Price increase

Filed under: Info — MB at 7:59 pm on Friday, October 1, 2010

british-flag.jpg We have compared today’s prices for food in Kenya with the prices that we had in 2008. We have had a massive increase in the cost for basic food supplies that we need at The Nest, whilst financial donations have remained the same over that past years.. This is a real challenge! Have a look:

1$ = 75 Kenya Shilling,  1€ = 111 Kenya Shilling (October 1, 2010)

2 kg sugar: was 150 Ksh, now 210 Ksh
1kg cooking fat: was 100 Ksh per kg, now 185 Ksh
10 kg potatoes: was 200 Ksh, now 600 Ksh
1 cabbage: was 20 Ksh, now 40 Ksh
1 kg beans: was 50 Ksh, now 100 sh
1 kg green grams: was 60 Ksh, now 150 Ksh
1 kg carrots: was 25 Ksh, now 80 Ksh
1 kg tomatoes: was 40 Ksh, now 100 – 120 Ksh
1 kg onions: was 40 Ksh, now 160 Ksh
1 pumkin: was 50 Ksh, now 100 Ksh
1 lt milk: was 24 Ksh, now 70 Ksh
1 kg meat with bone: was 160 Ksh, now 280 Ksh
30 cooking bananas: was 200 Ksh, now 800 Ksh (we hardly buy them as they are expensive)
1 kg fish: was 280 Ksh, now 480 Ksh (we now only buy from time to time)
1 piece yellow banana: was 5 Ksh, now 8 Ksh
1 kg oranges (the local green ones): was 70 Ksh, now 140 Ksh
1 pawpaw: was 70 Ksh, now 100K sh
1 egg: was 5 Ksh, now 10 Ksh
1/2 kg kale: was 25 Ksh, now 50 Ksh
1 kg millet porridge (2 x daily for all): was 45 Ksh, now 86K sh
50 kg sweet potatoes (for breakfast): was 450 Ksh, now 1100 Ksh
1 tin – 450 g of NAN baby formula: was 460 Ksh, now 680 Ksh

Sweet potatoes (pictured above) have for instance become very expensive. Our children eat these for breakfast as they are healthier than the white bread which is available in local stores