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How Much Can You Get For a Kidney These Days?

Screen grab from Havocscope.com

Screen grab from Havocscope.com

About $650 in Kenya and ten grand in Pakistan, if you’re selling your own. In any country, you’re better off being a kidney middleman: the average paid by a kidney buyer around the world is $150,000 while the average paid to the person selling a kidney is only $5,000.

The website Havocscope documents the prices for illegal goods and operations, including organs, human trafficking, drugs and weapons. A sort of Consumer Report for the underworld, the site will tell you if you’re overpaying for your snakehead or getting a great deal on a kilo of coke

Havocscope gets their numbers from various sources, including reports released by the United Nations.

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