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Prices and Exchange Rates in Freetown
Updated 19 September 2011
   
Rice (cup) Le 1,100, 1,200
Rice (half bag) Le 85,000
Rice (bag) Le 170,000
   
Palm Oil (pint) Le 1,500
Palm Oil (five gallons) Le 130,000
Groundnut Oil (2-1/2 gallons) Le 85,000
Groundnut Oil (five gallons)

Le 155,000

Groundnut Oil (one gallon) Le 55,000
Groundnut Oil (pint) Le 3,000
Sugar (full bag) Le 260,000, 285,000
Sugar (small bag) Le 135,000
Sugar (cup) Le 2,000, 3,000
Onions (big bag) Le 95,000
Onions (small bag) Le 40,000
   
Fuel (petrol, diesel, kerosene) Le 5,000* As of May first, fuel is sold by the litre,
  replacing the imperial gallon.
Local taxi or poda-poda Le 1,300
Ferry (Lungi-Freetown) Le 2,000; First Class Le 5,000
UTAir Helicopter (Lungi-Freetown) $70
Boat (Lungi-Freetown) $35-40
   
Cement (bag) Le 38,000
   
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 4,449 / $1.00
Local Tax Le 5,000