the Iraqi Medium Basic Salary = $300
A month is 30 days à $10 daily
20 Liters of Kerosene = $17 = enough for 12 hours of heating four kerosene heaters
20 liters of Gasoline = $12 = 120 km for a car and 8 hours for an 8Kv Generator
1 (16 Kg) LPG cylinder (cooking gas) = $ 20 enough for a week cooking
1 kilogram of tomatoes = $1.5
6 pieces of unleavened bread (Staple food) = $ 0.95
1 Kilo of Beef = $10
1 amp of hired street electricity = $9 for 7 hours a day/ per month of 185 Volts
If we understand that the national electricity grid provides is only two hours a “day” (one hour each 12 hours) then we conclude that electricity is useless in providing Heating, Water Boilers etc.
If we rely on hired electricity and a boiler works on 3500 Watts that means you need 15 Amps that’s $135 just for seven hours of Hot Water per month.
Kerosene for four heaters working Twelve Hours daily = $2040
Isn’t it Ironic? in the land of 1.5 trillion Barrels of Crude Oil just under 50 meters beneath?