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.

Barcelona, Spain (Source: Spanish Tourism; www.spain.info)
Movie ticket: \$9.13
Bus/subway fare: \$1.84
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.47
Glass of local beer in a bar: Damm, \$2.90
Moderate, three-star hotel room: \$221.11
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: \$43.04
\$1=.67€

Castries, St. Lucia (Source: St. Lucia Tourist Board; www.st.lucia.org)
Movie ticket: \$5.58
Bus fare: 46¢-83¢
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.86
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Piton, \$1.11
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: \$115.34
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: \$33.48
\$1= 2.68 Eastern Caribbean Dollars

Movie ticket: \$8
Bus fare: \$1.25
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.40
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Bristol Brewing Company, \$3.50
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: \$99-\$150
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: \$21.99-\$33

Manchester, United Kingdom (Source: Greater Manchester Tourism; www.visitmanchester.com)
Movie ticket: \$11.33
Bus fare: \$5.77-\$7.62
Cup of regular coffee: \$3.09
Pint of local beer in a bar: Hydes, \$4.32
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: \$164.89-\$247.46
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: \$29.89-\$36.08
\$1=£.48

Okinawa, Japan (Source: Japan National Tourist Organization; www.jnto.go.jp)
Movie ticket: \$14.57
Bus/monorail: \$1.36-\$2.64
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.82-\$3.64
Bottle of beer in a bar: Orion Draft Beer, \$1.88
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: \$182.11
Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: \$22.72-\$40.97
\$1=¥109.80

Movie ticket: \$10
Bus/subway fare: \$1.45
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.50
Pint of local beer in a bar: Philadelphia Pale Ale \$3
Moderate, three-course hotel room for two: \$189
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: \$30

Quezon City, Philippines (Source: Tourism Ministry of Philippines; www.tourism.gov.ph)
Movie ticket: \$3.74
Bus/rail fare: .23¢
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.17
Bottle of local beer in a bar: San Miguel, .58¢
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: \$70.25
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: \$4.91
\$1= 42.69 Philippine Pesos

Sisimiut, Greenland (Source: Greenland Tourism and Business Council; www.greenland.com)
Movie ticket: \$9.90 (theater currently under construction)
Bus fare: \$2.97
Cup of regular coffee: \$1.18-\$3.65
Bottle of local beer in a bar, Greenland Brewhouse, \$7.92
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: \$216.95
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: \$29.71-\$47.54
\$1= 5.04 Denmark Kroner

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