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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.

Bridgetown, Barbados (Source: Barbados Tourism Authority; www.visitbarbados.org)

  • Movie ticket: $5.02-$10.05
  • Bus fare: 75¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.01
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Banks Beer, $2.01-$2.51
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $93.96-$118.09
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $32-$52.76
  • $1=$1.99 Barbados Dollars

Copenhagen, Denmark (Source: VisitDenmark; www.visitdenmark.com)

  • Movie ticket: $11.33
  • Bus/subway fare: $2.75
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.59-$3.24
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Carlsberg, $4.05
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $178.22
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $38.88
  • $1=6.17 Denmark Kroner

Dili, East Timor (Source: Discover Dili; www.discoverdili.com)

  • Movie ticket: No movie theaters currently open to public
  • Bus fare: 10¢-$5
  • Cup of regular coffee: 25¢-$1.50
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Lion Beer, $1.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $40
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $12
  • $1=$1USD

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

  • Movie ticket: $9.64
  • Bus/subway fare: $1.92
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.80
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: La Cagole, $3.61
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $180.93-$241.25
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $30.15
  • $1=.83€

Moscow, Russia (Source: Russian National Group; www.russia-travel.com)

  • Movie ticket: $10.65
  • Bus/subway fare: 17¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.77
  • Bottle of local beer in bar: Baltica, $5.32
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $124.33-$248.66
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $10.65-$17.76
  • $1= 28.15 Russia Rubles

Nicosia, Cyprus (Source: Cyprus Tourism Organization; http://www.visitcyprus.org.cy)

  • Movie ticket: $8.42
  • Bus fare: $1.05
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Keo Beer, $3.15
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $100
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $16.84-$21.05
  • $1=.47 Cyprus Pounds

Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau; www.santafe.org)

  • Movie ticket: $8
  • Bus fare: $1
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.50
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Santa Fe Pale Ale, $3.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $135
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $25

Kampala, Uganda (Source: Uganda Tourist Board; www.visituganda.com)

  • Movie ticket: $5.53
  • Mini-bus fare (no subways or buses): 27¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.93-$2.76
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Eagle Lager; 55¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $74.68-$102.35
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $11.06
  • $1=1,807.50 Uganda Shillings

Washington, D.C. (Source: Washington, D.C. Convention & Tourism Corporation; www.washington.org)

  • Movie ticket: $8
  • Bus/subway fare: $1.35
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.25
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Foggy Bottom Ale, $4
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $150
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $30

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (Source: Yukon Government Department of Tourism & Culture; www.touryukon.com)

  • Movie ticket: $6.99
  • Bus fare: $1.74
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.09
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Yukon Gold, $4.37
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $96.18
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $27.53
  • $1=$1.14 CAD

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