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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.

Ankara, Turkey (Source: Turkish Culture and Tourism; www.tourismturkey.org)

  • Movie ticket: $4.81-$6.87
  • Bus/subway fare: 85¢-89¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.37
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Efes Pilsen, $2.06
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $68.78
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $19.94
  • $1=1.45 Turkey New Lira

Bamako, Mali (Source: Mali Tourism Ministry; www.malitourisme.com)

  • Movie ticket: $3.01-$8.04
  • Bus fare: 25¢-40¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.50-$3.01
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Castel, 80¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $45.25-$120.69
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $8.04-$12.05
  • $1=497.5 African Francs

Charleston, West Virginia (Source: West Virginia Division of Tourism; www.wvtourism.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7.75
  • Bus fare: $1
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.50
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Sam Adams, $3
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $99
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $33.85

Macau (Source: Macau Government Tourist Office; www.macautourism.gov.mo)

  • Movie ticket: $3.74-$4.99
  • Bus fare: 31¢-62¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: 99¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Macau Beer, 66¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $58.03
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $18.72
  • $1=8.01 Macau Patacas

Madison, Wisconsin (Source: Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau; www.visitmadison.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7.50-$8.25
  • Bus fare: $1.50
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.50
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Angelic Brewing Company, $4
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $92-$140
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $18.94-$36.15

Majuro, Marshall Islands (Source: Marshall Islands Visitors Authority; www.visitmarshallislands.com)

  • Movie ticket: $3-$5
  • Bus fare: $2.50
  • Cup of regular coffee: 50¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: 4X, $1.75
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $75-$150
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $18
  • $1=$1

Montevideo, Uruguay (Source: Uruguay Embassy; www.uruwashi.org)

  • Movie ticket: $4.12
  • Bus token: 61¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.23-$1.63
  • Glass of beer in a bar: Nortena, $2.06
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $30-$50
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one without alcohol or tip: $12.36-$20.61
  • $1=24.26 Uruguay pesos

Porto, Portugal (Source: Portugal Tourism Institute; www.visitportugal.com)

  • Movie ticket: $6.59
  • Bus/subway fare: $1.12
  • Cup of regular coffee: 72¢-79¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Super Bock, $3.29-$3.69
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $105.61
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $20.40-$21.78
  • $1= €. 75

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Source: Tourism Saskatchewan; www.sasktourism.com)

  • Movie ticket: $6.14
  • Bus fare: $1.97
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.31
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Great Western Beer, $3.07
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $74.65
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $21.07-$24.58
  • $1=$1.13 CAD

Tel Aviv, Israel (Source: Government Tourism Office Israel; www.goisrael.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8.23
  • Bus fare: $1.22
  • Cup of regular coffee: $3.52
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Goldstar, $4.23
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $100
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $17.64
  • $1=4.25 New Israeli Shekels

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