What You Can Buy For $1 Around the World?

What You Can Buy For $1 Around the World?

The World Bank issued an appeal to all the inhabitants of the earth with a request to place on the internet pictures of those items that you can buy for $1. We also decided to publish here list of goods and services that you can afford if you have just 1 US dollar in your pocket.

Did you know that more than 1 billion people on our planet live on less than $ 1.25 a day? You will be surprised how many useful things you can buy for just one dollar.



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Momo dumplings in Nepal

Momo dumplings in NepalWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Nepal

In Nepal, for a dollar, you can fully enjoy with a dozen of Momo dumplings. You can use different ingredients for the filling, ranging from meat and vegetables to the bars of the “Snickers” and “Mars”. You can ask to cook them or FRY in the oil. Also included in the amount 250-ml cup of Cola.


Lunch on banana leaf in South India

Lunch on banana leaf in South IndiaWhat You Can Buy For $1 in India

For a dollar you will have the opportunity to lay out on banana leaf as much food as you can. You can choose rice or sambar (dish of lentils), fermented milk Kurt or papadum. In short, with just one piece of paper with a picture of a slave owner George Washington, you won`t die of hunger in India. Well, unless you eat only juicy beef steaks.


Foot massage in the Philippines

Foot massage in the PhilippinesWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Philippines

The Philippines can be seen as perfect direction for people who love massage. Only for one American dollar in the island Sebu you will get 45-minute foot massage. It is called “dagaj”, and it makes usually with the aid of the small rods. By the way, massage in the Philippines if often the only type of aid, so we can safely say that healthcare in this country is very, very cheap.


A cup of coffee in Tenerife (Spain)

A cup of coffee in Tenerife (Spain)What You Can Buy For $1 in Tenerife, Spain

A rather large portion of coffee for just a dollar will be offered in the capital of Tenerife – Santa Cruz. But don`t expect that the owners of coffee shops will be as generous in the tourist areas of the island. You will be lucky if for 1 usd you can buy just half a cup. Local popular kind of coffee known as “barakito”: it is served with condensed milk, coffee liqueur and lemon peel.


Muffin kornshpits in Vienna

Muffin kornshpits in Vienna (Austria)What You Can Buy For $1 in Vienna

1 US dollar will hardly be sufficient in order to pay even for the short-term trip in public transport in Vienna. But this amount would be completely sufficient in order to pay for semi-finished muffin kornshpits, which is often called the German bagel. “Rest of the coins” you can use  in the Museum of applied art on Saturday (at Sabbath, this museum can be visited free of charge).


Ice cream cone in Croatia

Ice cream cone in CroatiaWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Croatia

Croats make a good ice cream, the main advantage of which is that it is not only delicious, but also inexpensive. In Croatia, in general are quite inventive Icemans. Recently, for example, in the town of Tisno was prepared special blue and white ice cream, called “Facebook”. And you can try this delicacy with taste of popular social network only for 1 usd.


All kinds of stuff in Thailand

All kinds of stuff in ThailandWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Thailand

It would be better to ask that you cannot buy in Thailand for a dollar? Street food is usually cost about one dollar. In addition, such an insignificant amount will allow you to buy 4 liters of clean drinking water or 1,5 liters of soda, 3 servings of ice cream or a liter of gasoline, the Bangkok Post newspaper, 2 liter Coca-Col bottle, drive a couple of miles by taxi, buy pass for 8 metro stations in Bangkok.


Hamburger in Budapest

What You Can Buy For $1What You Can Buy For $1 in Budapest

Budapest, until recently, was pretty cheap destination, but with the growing popularity of this area the prices have increased significantly. Today in the capital of Hungary for a dollar you can buy 1 scoop of ice cream or 4 small apples, plain Burger at McDonlds, 1 postcard as a souvenir, a daily newspaper or a half hour of parking in the central part of the city.


Half a liter of petrol in the UK

What You Can Buy For $1 in the United KingdomWhat You Can Buy For $1 in the United Kingdom

The Crown is not stingy, if you will have limited budget. You can buy ½ liter of milk, half a liter of petrol or diesel for your car, 3 apples, “The Sun” tabloid, a small portion roasted meat or one can of Coke from the vending machine. Enjoy, because the rest of the United Kingdom will try to strip off you with an exorbitant price.


3 pairs of flip flop in Vietnam

3 pairs of flip flops in VietnamWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Vietnam

Vietnam shopping offers the lowest price in the region. For one dollar you can buy a cap, 1 DVD or 3 pairs of flip flop sandals, 5 packets of instant noodles, one dish in a cheap restaurant or a pack of cigarettes. Moreover, except in public shops, where the ball is ruled by fixed price tags, you can bargain – often a seller is willing to offer great discount ( 100 to 150 % of the original price). 


1 liter of wine in Italy

What You Can Buy For $1 in ItalyWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Italy

In Central Italy, the dollar can arrange a real holiday, the highlight of which will be liter bottle of cheap wine. In addition, a “green Mr. President” will get 1 kilogram of spaghetti, 6 bottles of mineral water or one tablet of Ibuprofen, which will save you from the effects of wine consumption. So you will have to get another dollar.


Arepu in Columbia

Arepu in ColombiaWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Columbia

In Bogota, for a dollar you can grab a snack in the morning, buying  cup of coffee and a couple of freshly baked cookies. You can also afford arepu-corn flour bread, which testes very similar to the Moldovan hominy. In Cartagena for less than a dollar, you can take a ride on a public bus or buy a small glass of cheap beer with acceptable taste.


A portion of the barns in Egypt

A portion of the barns in EgyptWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Egypt

For one dollar you can order the plate of kashary in the land of the pyramids (A dish that is made from spaghetti, rice, lentils and dried onions). Also for 1 usd you will have access to 10 small "ful" sandwiches or one "falatel'. In Cairo, for less than a dollar you can drink 0,33 liter of draught beer or ride 7 times on the Metro or get by bus to city center from the airport.


Watermelon in Costa Rica

Watermelon in Costa RicaWhat You Can Buy For $1 in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise for those who decide to go on a fruit diet. For a dollar you can buy one papaya, watermelon or pineapple. Those who cannot wake up in the morning without a refreshing drink, can spend a dollar for a cup of high quality coffee. If you can`t see the world through the eyes of sober, then exchange the dollar on two shots of "Guaro" - strong drink, which is make from sugar cane.


Dollar - it`s pretty much if you will not waste it and will spend reasonably. No matter what you buy, half-cup of coffee in a Parisian Starbucks or shawarma in Dubai. Main thing is to have fun. And here`s a tip for the risk. In most countries you can buy a lottery ticket for a dollar. This means only one thing - the potential for 1 usd is really unlimited and you can buy ABSOLUTELY anything you wish.

By Anton G.

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