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Here's What $1 U.S. Dollar Can Buy You Around The World. The Result Might Surprise You
$1 can buy a lot (or a little) in different parts of the world. Did you know this?
Christina Cordova
10.13.17

I don’t know about you, but there have been times in my life (ahem, college) when I had to stretch a buck until it was able to perform tricks worthy of the circus, and I’m sure plenty of you reading this have been in that same boat a time or two. You know, when you refuse to check your bank account balance because you are absolutely certain the ATM will actually laugh at you. Or when you play roulette with your debit card…is it going to work this time or is it not going to work? That is the million dollar question. (Haha! A million dollars. Like that’s a real thing.) If you know what I’m talking about, then this post is for you.

Fortunately, there are places in this world where you don’t have to have even $20 to buy yourself a meal or something cold to drink–and some of those places are right here in the U.S. of A. If you’re on a broke man’s budget but want to keep your stomach full, check out what $1 will get you around the world:

1. Let’s start right here in the U.S.A.: In New York, you can buy a slice of pizza for just a buck.

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2. In Peru, things get a little fancier, with Aji de Gallina, or more easily pronounced as “chicken in sauce.”

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3. If you’re feeling a pastry, head on over to Hungary and grab yourself a kurtoskalacs.

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4. South Korea is a little more kind and sells vegetable kimbap rolls for the same price.

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5. In Tanzania, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast of Chipsi Mayai, which is basically a potato omelet.

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6. Or you can head over to Indonesia to break your fast with bubur ayam.

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7. In Egypt, you can enjoy a medium Koshari plate, a traditional dish that looks like it’s bound to fill you up and give you leftovers to spare.

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8. Japan is a little less kind. For $1 in Japan, you can get a Snicker’s bar. Geez, thanks.

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9. In the United Kingdom, you can get a loaf of bread.

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10. …Which you can get in France as well.

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11. If you want to make a vege sandwich with all that bread, head on over to Canada, where you can pick up a head of lettuce.

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12. For 2 kg of potatoes, head on over to Russia.

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13. Or, you know, you can get a full meal in Dubai in the form of a Shawarma. #ShawarmaForTheWin

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14. Nepal allows you to get 10 momo dumplings for the same price.

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15. But India beats them all, as they offer full meals–naan, curries and all–for just $1. Um, yes please.

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If you want a cold drink with a meal, you can head on over to Hong Kong where they sell Coke for just $1; Italy for an espresso; North Korea for a bottle of milk (Do we get cookies with that?); or the Czech Republic for a nice cold glass of beer from a small, shady pub.

If you’re feeling down in the dumps because your bank account is always on the brink of $0, cheer up, as there’s always somewhere in the world that sells food with us broke folks in mind.

Cheers!

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By Christina Cordova
hi@sbly.com
Christina Cordova is a contributing writer at Shareably. She can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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