Some things are crazy expensive here. (Or maybe I should say: zany expensive.) Take, for instance, children’s toys.
Here are some comparison prices for the exact same Lego set:
- Toy store in Geneva, Switzerland: CHF 39.95 (US $43.49).
- Amazon.com: $19.99
- Shoppers, Dar es Salaam: TSH 172,500 (US $102.29)
It’s quite a mark up. I hope that Santa brings those in from the North Pole for Tanzanian kids instead of sourcing locally.