Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Enjoying Higher Standard of Living

The standard of living in Khartoum is getting better day by day (qualifying it at the same time - that doesn't mean I don't mind staying here long term).

A number of high range of restaurants and cafes are opening up in the city. One of them is Solitaire. This is a new branch which was near our house. Their first branch was opened quite a number of years back.
Their new menu.
Fairuz was trying to remember all the name of the drinks they served there. Peter was thinking which menu to look at.

Their internal set-up is quite spacious too. Now Fairuz has passed the menu for Nazril to remember all the names.
Ahhhhhh that beaming face - get to leave the house to enjoy the outside world. Otherwise stucked in office from morning till night.

We ordered finger food only - two plates of french fries, one plate of spring rolls (5 pieces for 5 of us) and small size chicken wings.

With each of us ordering drinks like banana juice, smoothies, hot chocolates, our total bill came to 102 Sudanese pound. That's US$51. In Malaysia we can order two rounds of such.

A colleague said, the reason for the high cost of living here is because of all this higher standard of living. But at crazy prices.



Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

That's one expensive meal. Indeed they have a higher standard of living compare to here

05 August, 2008 08:40  
Blogger Unknown said...

the food really doesn't look so high in standard...I mean..,doesn't really look tempting like the real high standard food in malaysia, right? =D

05 August, 2008 11:36  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

borneo - in terms of pricing, yes

nkw@i - only the standard but not the quality. for sudan, it's considered very good d

05 August, 2008 20:45  
Blogger Convivialdingo said...

We call that a "higher cost of living" heheh.

I'm truly fascinated by your story here... great job!

07 August, 2008 03:48  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

conviv - you are true also. its crazy pricing even in a third world country

07 August, 2008 23:24  

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