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Can you save money?

Yes - if you don't travel outside the country too much and don't eat broccoli and strawberries every day (or eat in restaurants all the time). We are saving quite a bit of money without too much hardship, but we eat local, in season food as often as possible. - Apr 26, 2016
Yes, until you travel. Flights out of the DRC are extraordinarily expensive but most find it important to travel either back to the U.S. or to Europe, South Africa, East Africa to get away at least once a year at that can eat up all your savings very quickly. - Jan 6, 2014
Yes, loads, but not if you take personal trips out of the country frequently. - Nov 24, 2012
Yes. - May 21, 2012
It is very expensive, but there is a high post differential. - Feb 13, 2012
No. - Nov 13, 2011
If you insist, but don't forget to enjoy your life - Aug 4, 2011
That depends on how much you are paid. Travel in/out is costly, supplies are costly. - Jan 19, 2011
Yes, it's all relative. But there are many ways to save money depending on how you live and what you earn. - Oct 16, 2010
No; everything is expensive. - Jan 21, 2009