Tag Archives: Cost of living in Africa

Rwanda today


I won’t go in to details over who was to blame and why (this BBC article from 2011 sums it up quite concisely – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13431486) – but in the space of a hundred days in 1994 20% of the population of … Continue reading

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The Lebanese in West Africa


As you may know by now I spend a lot of my time perusing the aisles of supermarkets collecting cost of living data. Getting up-to-date information for the likes of the USA and Europe is fairly straightforward and so it’s … Continue reading

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Il pleut!….Thank heavens for my ‘Africa’ shoes!


I travel quite a bit to Africa and other areas of the globe where it often helps to not look like you’re rich pickings. As such, I have a pair of ten year old Puma trainers with holes galore and … Continue reading

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The mad visions of a Togolese witch doctor


Yesterday afternoon, after completing my data collection in Lomé, I found myself with a few free hours before my late evening flight back to Paris. So, what did I do? I went to see a local shaman of course! Togo’s … Continue reading

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