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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.

Baku, Azerbaijan (Source: Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism; www.mys.gov.az)

  • Movie ticket; $1-6
  • Bus/subway fare: 6¢-20¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Xirdalan, $1
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $30-$50
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $5
  • $1= .92 Azerbaijan New Manats

Cork, Ireland (Source: Cork Kerry Tourism; www.corkkerrytourism.ie)

  • Movie ticket: $8.96
  • Bus fare: $1.55
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.09
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Beamish Stout, $4.30
  • Moderate, three-star hotel for two: $119-$179
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $23-$39
  • $1=.83€

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

  • Movie ticket: $4.50
  • Bus fare: Mini bus, 27¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.92-$2.75
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Eagle Lager, 55¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $74-$101
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for two, without alcohol or tip: $11
  • $1=1,822.50 Uganda shillings

Kansas City, KS (Source: Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association; www.visitkc.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8.50
  • Bus fare: $1.25
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.40
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Unfiltered Wheat by Boulevard Brewing Company, $3.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $89
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $25

Ljubljana, Slovenia (Source: Slovenian Tourist Board; www.slovenia.info)

  • Movie ticket: $5.99
  • Bus fare: 94¢-$1.47
  • Cup of regular coffee: 89¢-$1.24
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Union, $1.89
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $179
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $6.45-$12.48
  • $1=200.31 Slovenia Tolars

Oranjestad, Aruba (Source: Aruba Tourism Authority; www.aruba.com)

  • Movie ticket: $6.98
  • Bus fare: $1.11
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.11
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Balashi Beer, $1.67
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $131-$214
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $14.80-$24.58
  • $1=1.79 Aruba Guilders

Portland, Oregon (Source: Portland Visitors Association; www.travelportland.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8.50
  • Bus fare: 80¢-¿$1.95
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.30
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Widmer Hefeweizen, $3.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two, $125.98
  • Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $28.94

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Sources: Cambodia Tourist Information Center; www.tourismcambodia.com and Cambodia Ministry of Tourism; www.mot.gov.kh)

  • Movie ticket: $1.48
  • Bus fare: $4-$7
  • Cup of regular coffee: 25¢-$1
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Angkor, $1-$1.48
  • Moderate, three star hotel room for two: $30-$40
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one without alcohol or tip, $7-$20
  • $1=4.045.40 Cambodia Riels

St. George, Bermuda (Source: Bermuda Tourism; www.bermudatourism.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7
  • Bus fare: $2.50
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.50
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: North Rock Brewing Company, $5
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $150¿$350
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $20¿$49
  • $1=$1 Bermuda Dollar

St. John's, Newfoundland (Source: Tourism St. John's; www.stjohns.ca)

  • Movie ticket: $9.26
  • Bus fare: $1.76
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.05
  • Bottle of beer in a bar: Quidi Vidi, $1.58
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $60.85-$75
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $22-$32
  • $1=$1.13 CAD

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