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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.

Antwerp, Belgium (Source: Belgian Tourist Office; www.visitbelgium.com)
Movie ticket: $10.76
Bus/subway fare: $1.61-$2.01
Cup of regular coffee: $2.42-$2.96
Glass of local beer in a bar: Bolleke, $2.15-$2.69
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $107.65
Moderate, three-course meal for one; without alcohol or tip: $53.82-$60.55
$1= .74 €

Cancún, Mexico (Source: Mexico Tourism; www.visitmexico.com)
Movie ticket: $4.16
Bus: 41¢-60¢
Cup of regular coffee: 92¢
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Montejo, $3.24
Moderate, three-star hotel room, priced per person: $46.31-$74.09
Moderate, three-course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $9.25-$23.14
$1= 10.79 Mexican pesos

Doha, Qatar (Source: Qatar Tourism Authority, www.qatartourism.gov.qa)
Movie ticket: $8.24
Bus fare: $2.74-$5.49
Cup of regular coffee: $4.12
Bottle of beer in a hotel bar: Beck's, $6.89-$9.61
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $164.86
Moderate, three-course dinner for two; without alcohol or tip: $60.44
$1=3.63 Qatar Riyals

Funchal, Madeira Island (Source: Portugal Trade and Tourism Office; www.visitportugal.com)
Movie ticket: $6.99
Bus fare: $1.88
Cup of regular coffee: 80¢
Pint or bottle of local beer in a bar: Coral, $1.34
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $100.81
Moderate, three-course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $9.41-$16.14
$1= .74€

Moncton, New Brunswick (Source: Tourism New Brunswick; www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca)
Movie ticket: $8.66
Bus token: $1.88
Cup of regular coffee: $1.41
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Cadian Ale, $3.29
Moderate, three start hotel room for two: $87.62-$115.088
Moderate, three course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $18.83
$1= $1.06 CAD

Nice, France (Source: French Government Tourist Office, www.franceguide.com/us)
Movie ticket: $9.41-$12.10
Bus fare: $1.74
Cup of regular coffee: $2.01-$2.42
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Heineken, $3.22
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $94.16-$201.77
Moderate, three course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $26.90-$53.80
$1= .74 €

Phuket, Thailand (Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand; www.tat.com)
Movie ticket: $2.53-$3.79
Bus fare: 63¢- $3.79
Cup of regular coffee: 63¢-$1.26
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Singha, $1.10-$1.26
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $47.35-$94.71
Moderate, three-course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $7.88-$9.46
$1= 31.61 Thai baht

Raleigh, North Carolina (Source: Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau; www.visitraleigh.com)
Movie ticket: $8
Bus fare: $2-$4
Cup of regular coffee: $1.83
Pint of local beer in a bar: Carolina Brewing Company, $3.50
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $99-$179
Moderate, three course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $25-$30

Sacramento, California (Source: Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau; www.sacramentocvb.org)
Movie ticket: $9.50
Bus/subway fare: $2-$2.50
Cup of regular coffee: $2
Pint of local beer in a bar: Sacramento Brewing Company, $4.50
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $119-$149
Moderate, three-course dinner for one; without alcohol or tip: $22-$25

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