Found in the Messenger, Georgia’s English Language Daily
The price of some items in Georgia are very high, sometimes higher than in the USA. For instance, according to 2009 figures 1 litre of petrol costs 1.75 GEL in Georgia and 1.26 in the USA. 1 kilo of poultry costs 6.5 GEL in Georgia and in the USA 4.7 6. 10 eggs cost 2.5 GEL in Georgia and 2.3 GEL in the USA. Some products however are cheaper in Georgia. For instance, 1 kilo bread costs 1.25 GEL here but in the USA 4.95. I kilo of tomatoes costs 1.2 GEL, in the USA 5.8 GEL.
On the day I wrote this, the Lari was worth 1.729 dollars.
Also found in the February 4, 2010 Messenger
Russians buying property in Abkhazia
Research shows that 85% of the real estate purchases in Abkhazia in 2009 was bought by Russians, 10% by Turks, 2% by Ukranians and 3% by citizens of other countries.