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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.

Boston, Massachusetts (Source: Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau; www.boston-usa.com)

  • Movie ticket: $9.75
  • Bus/subway fare: $2
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.40-$1.90
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Harpoon, $4.25
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $239
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $33

Bordeaux, France (Source: French Government Tourist Office; http://us.franceguide.com)

  • Movie ticket: $12.53
  • Tram/bus fare: $2.03
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.35
  • Glass of local beer in a bar: 1664, $3.91
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $94-$125.42
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $18.81-$26.64
  • $1=€.64

Dhaka, Bangladesh (Source: Bangladesh National Tourism Organization; www.bangladeshtourism.gov.bd)

  • Movie ticket: $1.45
  • Bus fare: 4¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: 51¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Heineken, $3.64
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $43.79
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $4.37-$7.29
  • $1=68.50 Bangladesh Taka

Essaouira, Morocco (Source: Morocco National Tourist Office; www.visitmorocco.org)

  • Movie ticket: $10.84
  • Bus/petit taxi fare: 53¢-68¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: 61¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Stork, 68¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $54.89-$82.33
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $22.50
  • $1=7.28 Morocco Dirhams

Ganges, Salt Spring Island (Sources: Tourism British Columbia; www.hellobc.com and Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce; www.saltspringtourism.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7.80
  • Bus fare: $1.95
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.43
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Salt Spring Brewery, $3.90
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $155.16
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $18.52-$33.15
  • $1=C$1.02

Georgetown, Guyana (Source: Guyana Tourism Authority; www.guyana-tourism.com)

  • Movie ticket: N/A
  • Bus fare: 30¢-40¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: 70¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Banks $1.70
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $80-$100
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $15-$18
  • $1=203.20 Guyana Dollars

Graz, Austria

(Source: Graz Tourism; www.grastourismus.at and www.visitgraz.com)
  • Movie ticket: $12.53
  • Tram fare: $2.82-$5.95
  • Cup of regular coffee: $3.29
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Gosser Spezial, $3.76
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $120.69
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $46.24-$47.79
  • $1=€.64

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands (Source: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; www.caymanislands.ky)

  • Movie ticket: $11.25
  • Bus: $1.77
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.48
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Caybrew, $4.74
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $161.16-$303.36
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $38.92
  • $1=.84 Cayman Islands Dollars

Savannah, Georgia (Source: Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; www.savannahvisit.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8.50
  • Shuttle fare: $1
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.30
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Moon River Brewing, $4.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $115
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $35

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