Buying Biltong abroad
Buying biltong in the UK
Buying Biltong in the USA
To get a price on biltong in the USA, we visited the site Biltong USA. The average exchange rate for 2018 shows that R13.20 = USD$1. This means that R100 = USD$7.50. At Biltong USA you can purchase 4oz of biltong (113g) for USD$ 6.99. So based on this – you also approximately get half the amount of biltong in the USA for R100 than you do in South Africa!
Buying biltong in Australia
The average exchange rate between SA and Australia in 2018 was R10.1 = AUD$1. This means that R100 = AUD$ 9.90. We visited the Australian South African shop online to see how much biltong we could buy with this. Based on their price of ‘original biltong’ we found that 100g of biltong would cost AUD$6 which means that if you had AUD$9.90, you could buy approximately 165g – making Australia a lot closer to South Africa in terms of biltong value!
Buying Biltong in Canada
The average rand versus Canadian dollar exchange rate for 2018 was 1CAD$ = R10.4. This means that R100 = CAD$9.61. We visited the South African store in Canada online and found that we could buy 50g of beef biltong sticks for CAD$5.50, so 100g of biltong would work out at CAD$11. Once again South Africa gives you close to double the value when it comes to biltong.
Buying biltong in Dubai
The average rand exchange rate to the Dirham is 1AED = R3.80 in 2018. This means that R100 = AED26.31. We visited DesertCart online and found that you could purchase a 16oz pack of biltong for AED158. So doing a few sums we worked out that a 3.5oz pack (100g) would cost you AED34.5, making biltong in Dubai more expensive than South Africa.