what you can buy for $1 Around the World

Thinking about what you can buy for $1 Around the World?.  The more frugal travellers among us might be pleased to know that there are pockets of the world where a few weeks of luxury, can come at a fairly moderate price. According to a 2017 cost of living survey, if you want to live largely and spend very little you might head over to India. On the other hand, the budget-minded traveller should probably give Switzerland or Norway a wide berth. Fast food lovers might also check out the Big Mac index, an informal way to compare the purchasing power parity of a country. Switzerland has the most expensive Big Mac in the world at $6.59, while Ukrainians can enjoy the cheapest at $1.57

Today we’ll be looking at the cost of things and what you can get into $1 Around the World

while McDonald’s fans might be disappointed that nowhere on the earth sells a Big Mac for a buck.let’s start topic $1 Around the World


Aficionados of ice cream are in for a treat if they visit Croatia. In 2016 the country’s ledo hashtag ice cream won the gold medal at the international ice cream consortium held in Barcelona.

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one large scoop of this champion bonne bouche will set you back exactly one dollar. Croatians earn on average just over $800 a month, which is very low for a developed nation


According to the united state economic commission for Europe, the swiss are the highest earners in the world with an average monthly full-time gross salary of $7,396.we know eating at McDonald’s in Switzerland is relatively expensive. but what can a swiss resident get for a dollar.?

according to the swiss online grocery store, after searching for high and low we found that swiss dogs can eat well for a buck, with a small can of beef and lamb flavoured terrine adult canine cuisine costing a fraction under one us dollar.


In 2016 Australia was ranked as the most expensive place to live in the world if you want to have what was called ‘low-level mid-week fun‘.well, good news for Wine lover’s, at least Wine is cheap over there. the BBC once reported that wine was cheaper than water in Australia while in 2017 cheaper wines at Melbourne’s Preston market was reported to be selling a bottle of white wine for under 1 us dollar. Australia is also the land of cheap Sausage Roll, where an Ozzie can enjoy a Woolworth’s snowy river sausage roll for just a buck. the average monthly wage in Australia is one of the highest in the world at around $5,000 per month. Australians earn on average a little more than Americans.


U.S bureau of labour statistics reported in 2016 the average wage of an American worker was $3,679 months for a 40-hour workweek.

What can Americans get for one dollar of their own dollar’s?

According to one website, U.S bargain hunting citizens can buy plenty of nice things for a dollar.in 2017, if Americans look hard enough, for a buck they can buy a pair of earrings, a city to city trip with Megabus, perfumes on eBay and a pregnancy test kit, among many more items that were listed.


heading over to the far east in Hong Kong, one slice of plastic-wrapped crustless bread cost a dollar. hong kong is notoriously expensive, and its average salary of around $3,500 a month isn’t spectacular. A leak of space is one reason for the high cost of living in hong kong. In June of this year, a car parking spot was sold for a staggering $664,000.The good news is you can make the trip across and back from the main island and see that famous view of the city’s skyscraper and return journey with star Ferry will cost you a little less than one U.S dollar.


sticking to the magical east, let’s have a look at Thailand,

The best destination for budgeting backpackers. According to a statistic, the average salary in Thailand is around $1,205 per month and while wages can be high in the capital of Bangkok, the cost of living in Thailand for the most part is low because much of the population earns a meagre income.for this reason,Thailands famed cuisine can come at little cost, with a bowl of noodles or a rice dish available from a street stall at around one dollar,drinking water is usually free.

this is vital as low wage earnings such as construction workers from neighbouring Burma are often paid less than 10 dollars for an entire days work in the hot sun.

cheap staples are a necessity in many developing nations.if you want a loaf of bread for one dollar, head to Iraq, Yemen and zimbabwe.


The Gambia has the cheapest bread at just 17 cents a loaf on average.you can also buy a little over 2 lbs(1 kilo)of potatoes in the Gambia for just under one dollar. it’s a cheap country and needs to be when the average wage is only about $768 per month, that’s $0,60 per hour.

eggs are also something in the diet of most global citizens. According to the united state bureau of labour statistics, the price of one dozen eggs in 2016 globally was average of $1.46.


If you want a dozen(12) eggs for a dollar, head to Pakistan.

Pakistan earns a little above $125 a month on average, so things need to be cheap. And in Pakistan, you can also buy 2.2 lbs of rice for just over a buck or for the same amount take 5 trips on local buses.

according to a database of world Beer Prices, there are many countries where the amber nectar is less than one dollar per bottle. But a lot depends on where you buy it, bar or store.


in terms of the overall price of beer, the cheapest place in the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, at just one dollar. The average wage in Slovakia is around 1,000 U.S dollar a month. For just under a buck, you can also buy a 2.2 lbs of potatoes or a litre of milk.


keeping with the theme of bad habits. the cheapest place in the world to buy a pack of Marlboro Red cigarettes in 2016 was Nigeria at around 76 cents. If you visit Nigeria, you can also enjoy three cans of coke for just over a dollar, a load of bread and provided they live 1 km from the shop, you can get a taxi for just one dollar. The average wage in Nigeria is around $300 per month, with its minimum wage being one of the lowest in the world at $0.35 an hour.


Compare that to the modern Scandinavian nation of Finland, where for one dollar you can make use of a pristine porcelain bowl in a public bathroom. the same amount of money in this country, that has an average monthly wage of around $ 3,700,  will buy you a 2.2 lbs of potatoes.


over the border in notoriously expensive Norway, a dollar won’t get you very far. as we did with Switzerland, we had a big deep to find one dollar deals in Norway but found that you can buy a packet of Ramen Noodles for one dollar. Norway citizens are the high earners in terms of the global average, bringing in around $4,166 a month.


coming to Turkmenistan, according to a survey, residents of Turkmenistan could have watched the highest-grossing movie in 2015, Guardians of the galaxy, for just one dollar. the average monthly salary for a Turkman when the movie came out was around $200 per month

I hope you enjoyed this article $1 Around the World, and let us know in the comments what you can buy for  $1 in your own country.


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