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Don’t apply for a Passport in Congo

So there I was having a good whinge about the cost of renewing my passport back in January and I noticed this piece in this weeks Economist.

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Makes me glad I don’t live in The Republic of Congo. It would take 15 months wages, based on pay there, to save up the $150 needed to get a passport! By comparison it cost me £51, which is about $90, to renew mine (same cost for a new one) which is less than 0.2% of my annual income. How humbling is that?

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