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Prices and Exchange Rates in Freetown
Updated 18 March 2010
   
Rice (cup) Le 700, 800, 1,000
Rice (half bag) Le 75,000, 85,000
Rice (bag) Le 125,000, 132,000
   
Palm Oil (pint) Le 1,100
Palm Oil (five gallons) Le 120,000
Groundnut Oil (2-1/2 gallons) Le 65,000
Groundnut Oil (five gallons) Le 120,000
Groundnut Oil (one gallon) Le 35,000, 42,000
Groundnut Oil (pint) Le 2,200
Sugar (full bag) Le 235,000
Sugar (small bag) Le 100,000
Sugar (cup) Le 2,000, 3,000, 4,500
Onions (big bag) Le 95,000
Onions (small bag) Le 40,000, 50,000
   
Fuel (petrol, diesel, kerosene) Le 15,500
   
Local taxi or poda-poda Le 900
Ferry (Lungi-Freetown) Le 2,000; First Class Le 5,000
UTAir Helicopter (Lungi-Freetown) $70
Boat (Lungi-Freetown) $35-40
   
Cement (bag) Le 40,000
   
School fees - JSS Le 60,000 (Le 20,000 per term)
School fees - SSS Le 75,000 (Le 25,000 per term)
   
Exchange rate - US dollar +/- Le 4,500 / $1.00
Local Tax Le 5,000