What You Can Buy For $1 Around the World?

What can you buy for 1 USD?

We challenged our Facebook fans to tell us ONE thing that they can buy for $1 (or the equivalent in local currency) wherever in the world they were.  We received loads of great responses and have compiled a list of 50 for you below…

Beware – The list may compel you to pack your things and move far away! Personally, I’m heading to the Philippines where I can get an entire meal for $1 or to Korea to get my Karaoke on…

  1. 1 litre low fat milk – Aarhus, Denmark
  2. 1 cappuccino – Italycappucino italy
  3. 1 bottle of water – Dubai
  4.  3 bottles of water – Turkey
  5. 1 Dorada Especial beer – Canary Islands, Tenerife
  6. 2 beers – Philippines
  7. A glass of orange juice – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  8. A bottle of Soju – South Korea
  9. A packet of gum – Tijuana, Mexico
  10. 1 arepa de choclo with cheese – Colombia arepa de choclo
  11. Roti canai with “teh tarik” breakfast – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  12. A KitKat bar – London, England
  13. 2 bananas – Wisconsin, USA
  14. 1 apple (maybe) – Zurich, Switzerland
  15. 1 kg of apples – Russia
  16. 1 Australian cucumber – Tasmania, Australia
  17.  A slice of pizza – New York City, USA NYC pizza
  18. Breakfast in a Carinderia (small restaurant stall) – Manila, Philippines
  19. A hot jam donut from the Vic Markets – Melbourne, Australia
  20. 1 Pigelin ice cream popsicle – Stockholm, Sweden
  21. 3 ice cream cones – Ayacucho, Peru
  22. Local breakfast – Kuala Lumpur
  23. Small bag of garlic – Vancouver, Canada
  24. 3 kg potatoes – Dubrovnik, Croatia
  25. 1 kg mangos – Lima, Peru
  26. 1 lemon (if you’re lucky) – Argentina
  27. 1 baguette – Paris, FranceBaguette
  28.  1 Onigiri – Japan
  29.  Lunch of fried chicken, sautéed veggies, rice and a bottle of soda – Cebu, Philippines
  30. 1 can of baked beans – England
  31. 3 cans of baked beans – Rillaar, Belgium
  32. Half of a Mars bar or 20 M&M’s – Wellington, New Zealand
  33. 2 Snicker bars, 2 Lion bars and 1 Mars bar – Fez, Morocco
  34. 1 deep fried Mars bar – Edinburgh, Scotland
  35. 1 big taco – Merida, Mexico tacos
  36.  1 bag of ketchup in McDonalds – Switzerland
  37. Bag of dried sweet and salty squid shreds – Guangdong, China
  38. A postcard (but no stamp) – Whistler, Canada
  39. A newspaper or an entry to the public swimming pools – Singapore
  40. Pack of cigarettes – Vietnam
  41.  Lottery ticket – England
  42. 3 songs in a Karaoke – Seoul, Korea Kareoke in Korea
  43.  7 minutes of parking – Chicago, USA
  44. Parking for 1 hour – The Netherlands
  45. ¼ gallon (approx. 1 litre) of gas – Maine, USA
  46. Fill the entire tank of a car – Caracas, Venezuela
  47. A taxi ride to work – Taizhou, China
  48. City trip on a public bus and a bowl of chicken noodle soup from the street – Jakarta Jakarta bus
  49. Train ticket to Jakarta (1.5 hours) – Bogor, Indonesia
  50. Nothing – Norway

Agree/disagree? Add more to the list in the comments section below!

Thanks to thefixer, osmanologie, gane, digitaliris, adactio, Danny Thompson JR and IMAM HARTOYO for the images off Flickr. Please note that all images were used under the Creative Commons license at the time of posting.

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