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 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 2014

Yes, loads, but not if you take personal trips out of the country frequently. - Nov 2012

Yes. - May 2012

It is very expensive, but there is a high post differential. - Feb 2012

No. - Nov 2011

If you insist, but don't forget to enjoy your life - Aug 2011

That depends on how much you are paid. Travel in/out is costly, supplies are costly. - Jan 2011

Yes, it's all relative. But there are many ways to save money depending on how you live and what you earn. - Oct 2010

No; everything is expensive. - Jan 2009

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