Ever wondered if you could purchase anything decent for under a pound in the UK? Do you think that we are rip off Britain,  well we have sent two researchers of around the world to see what they can buy for 80 Pence, there's nothing quite like playing FTSE underneath the table.

SOUTH AFRICA CURRENCY - RAND. EXCHANGE RATE 12 RANDS = £1
Sawubona = Hello (Zulu)
Dumelang = Hello (Tswana)
 
Greetings from the sunny location of Johannesburg. It is coming towards the end of summer and the South Africans would say that they are in their autumn season, though you wouldn’t think it with temperatures of 24-26 degrees. Despite the flight time from the UK being almost 10 hours the time difference is only 1 hour. 
 
Johannesburg is a buzzing, vibrant and colourful city both in terms of people and scenery. The population is a diverse and interesting mix. There is much to do and see in Johannesburg and no shortage of places both hotels and guest houses in which to stay if you are visiting. I stayed in an area called Sandton and enjoyed sitting in Nelson Mandela square people watching as I eat one of my favourite foods – ice cream. There is even a large bronze looking monument of this celebrated leader and many people were stopping to have pictures taken.
 
So what did I buy with my 80 pence? The cost of living is lower in South Africa to that of the UK though some food stuffs are on par with UK prices. Whilst wandering around the supermarket I did find a wonderful 250g tub of garlic and ginger paste that has both a wonderful taste and smell and goes well with meat or fish dishes.
 
Hambakahle – Goodbye (Zulu)
Tsamaya Sentle – Goodbye (Tswana)

Article by Deanne G / 18th July 2012

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