Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

What I Spent, Part 2

  • Lunch at McDonald's, 99 rupees ($2.17). The placemat had a food pyramid, a picture of the McChicken, and arrows showing which components took care of the protein, carbohydrates, etc. For "fibre" they had to point to the lettuce.
  • Four (just four) replacement blades for our stupid Mach 3 safety razors, 332. To put this in perspective: 332 rupees would buy about 20 kg of tomatoes.
  • Pair of shorts for newly joined gym, 399. Even more tomatoes.
  • Six airmail stamps, letter rate, 90.
  • For me: one-way ticket home, with a four-day stop in Bangkok; for Don: roundtrip ticket from Bangalore to Bangkok, 69317 ($1521) total. I have to leave before he does, because of visa issues.
  • About 2.5 square m of cotton cloth, for more shorts, 148. Having shorts made is easier than actually going to the gym.
  • Rickshaw ride home, with tip, 14.
  • Pani puri from the cart outside the apartment, 9.

For more tedious details, see What I Spent, Part 1.

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