Lonely Planet, a travel website, recently posted a question on their Facebook page.
They are asking people about what the equivalent of $1 American could buy in their areas. The responses they received were interesting.
While some comments were intended to help causal tourists, others were trying to terrify or confuse travelers. Some people liked the versatility of their currency while others complained about high tax deductions.
Keep on reading to find out what one dollar can buy you in eleven different countries.
Lynn from Vietnam says that one dollar can get you three pairs of cheap sandals, a hat, five noodle packs or a meal in inexpensive food courts, or a DVD (22699.00 Vietnamese Dong).
According to Robert from Italy, you can purchase a liter of cheap wine with one American dollar. Then, you can also get a tablet of Ibuprofen for a hangover (0.82 Euros).
Niraj from Nepal says that you can get ten momos, which is a kind of filled, the steamed dumpling that has veggies, meat, and khoa or cheese inside. To make it even better, you will still have some change left to buy a 250 ml of coke (101.56 Nepalese Rupee).
According to Michael from Paris, one U.S. dollar can get you half of a Starbucks espresso (0.82 Euros).
Sheila from Thailand says that you can get a good street meal for less than 1 USD. She says that she buys a cooked-to-order vegetarian lunch for that price, delivery fees included (31.91).takemetour
Kin from Australia claims that you can buy a “scratchy” lottery ticket for $1 (1.25 Australian Dollar).
In India, Tarun says one dollar can get you a thali, which is an Indian mixed platter that can be made with different foods. He also recommends sambhar, rasam, and curd. Priyanka, also from India, says that you can get veggies, chutney, pickles, dal, and boiled rice (63.52 Indian Rupee).
Alex from the UK says that one USD can get you a small portion of fries from McDonald’s (0.72 British Pounds).
Dilyan from Austria says $1 would buy you a small bread roll. He also suggests taking the roll to the Museum of Applied Art as it is free during Saturdays (0.82 Euros).
Emily from Canada says that 1 USD would buy you a Timmies doughnut (1.27 Canadian dollars).
In Egypt, Aly suggests buying a koshary plate. It is an Egyptian dish that includes lentils, rice, onions, and pasta, covered in tomato sauce (17.73 Egyptian Pound).
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