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Getting from point A to point B is only part of the equation now. In the face of the dollar's declining value worldwide against foreign currencies, there can be a bit of sticker shock while traveling. To demonstrate where you can get the most bang for your buck, this monthly index compares the costs of common consumer goods around the globe. Conversions are calculated using www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi.

Aberdeen, Scotland (Source: Scottish Tourist Board; www.visitscotland.com)
Movie ticket: $13.77
Bus fare: $2.02
Cup of regular coffee: $3.64
Pint of local beer in a bar: tenants Lager, $5.06
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $141.79
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $31.19
$1= £ .49

Asuncion, Paraguay (Source: Paraguay Ministry of Tourism; www.senatur.gov.py)
Movie ticket: $3.98
Bus fare: 39¢
Cup of regular coffee: 99¢
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Pilsen, $1.39
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $39.88
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $11.16
$1= 5,015 Paraguay Guarani

Frankfort, Kentucky (Source: Frankfort Tourist Commission: www.visitfrankfort.com)
Movie ticket: $7
Bus/subway fare: 25¢-50¢
Cup of regular coffee: 80¢
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Kentucky Ale, $2.50
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $90
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $23

Mamoudzou, Mayotte (Source: Mayotte Tourism; www.mayotte-tourisme.com; French Government Tourist Office; www.franceguide.com/us)
Movie ticket: $7
Taxi fare: $1.55-$2.12
Cup of regular coffee: $2.83
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Information not provided
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $121.90
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $11.34-$28.34
$1= .70 €

Montreal, Quebec (Source: Montreal Tourism; www.tourisme-montreal.com)
Movie ticket: $8.99-$10.99
Bus/subway fare: $2.74
Cup of regular coffee: $1.89
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Molson, $4.74
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $89.92-$124.89
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $30.61
$1= $1.0006 Canada Dollars

Odense, Denmark (Source: Visit Denmark; www.visitdenmark.com)
Movie ticket: $11.40-$17.11
Bus fare: $2.28
Cup of regular coffee: $3.80
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Albani, $3.80-$4.75
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $133-$152.08
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $114-$133
$1= 5.25 Denmark Kroner

Seattle, Washington (Source: Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau; www.visitseattle.org)
Movie ticket: $10-$13
Bus fare: Free in downtown; starts at $1.25
Cup of regular coffee: $1.50-$2.50
Pint of local beer in a bar: Pyramid, $4
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $150-$175
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $23-$36

Singapore (Source: Singapore Tourism Board; www.visitsingapore.com)
Movie ticket: $4.69-$6.37
Bus/subway fare: 53¢-$1.20
Cup of regular coffee: 53¢-$1.34
Pint of local beer in a bar: Tiger Beer, $2.68-$5.37
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $67.13-$134.30
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $20.14-$26.86
$1= $1.49 Singapore Dollars

Wuhan, China (Source: China National Tourism Office; www.cnto.org)
Movie ticket: $6.65
Bus/subway fare: 26¢
Cup of regular coffee: $2.66
Bottle of local beer in a bar: $2.66
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $26.61
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $13.30
$1= 7.61 China Yuan Renminbi

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