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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.

Condado, Puerto Rico (Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company, www.gotopuertorico.com) Movie ticket: $7.50 Bus fare: 75¢ Cup of regular coffee: $1.50-$2.50 Bottle of local beer in a bar: Medalla, $2-$2.75 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $150 Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $16-$20

El Paso, Texas (Source: El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.elpasocvb.com) Movie ticket: $8 Bus fare: $1 Cup of coffee: $3.50 Bottle of local beer in a bar: Bud Light, $2.75 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $125 Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $18

Grand Rapids, Michigan (Source: Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.visitgrandrapids.org) Movie ticket: $8 Bus fare: $1.50 Cup of coffee: $1.50 Pint of local beer in a bar: Founders Pale Ale, $3.75 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $85 Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $17.50

Moorea, French Polynesia (Source: Tahiti Tourism North America, www.tahiti-tourisme.com) Movie: N/A Bus fare: $1.60-$2.14 Cup of regular espresso: $1.60-$2.14 Bottle of local beer in a bar: Hinano, $2.14 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $200 Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $45 $1= 93.26 French Pacific Islands Francs

Nuremberg, Germany (Source: German National Tourist Office, www.cometogermany.com) Movie ticket: $10.50 Bus/subway fare: $2.50 Cup of regular coffee: $1.30-$2 Bottle of local beer in a bar: Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $115 Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $21 $1= .78€

Richmond, British Columbia (Source: Tourism British Columbia, www.tourismbc.com) Movie ticket: $8.04-$9.64 Bus fare: $2-$3 Cup of regular coffee: $1.60 Pint of local beer in a bar: Big River Pale Ale, $4.02 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $63.53-$120.64 Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $18.50-$30.57 $1=$1.24 Canadian

Sigulda, Latvia (Source: Latvia Tourism, www.latviatourism.lv) Movie ticket: $2.73-$6.37 Bus: $2.82 Regular cup of coffee: $1.45 Bottle of local beer in a bar: Pilzene, 91¢ Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $47.31-$63.69 Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $29.48 $1= .51 Latvia Lati

Arequipa, Peru (Source: Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board, www.peru.info) Movie ticket: $3.75 Bus fare: 25¢ Cup of regular coffee: $1.50-$2 Pint of local beer in a bar: Cerveza Arequipeña, 1.75 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $37.50 Moderate, three course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $3.25-$6.50 $1= 3.27 Nuevos Soles

Woodlands, Singapore (Source: Singapore Tourism Board, www.visitsingapore.com) Movie ticket $7.50-10.50 Bus/subway fare: 90¢-2.10 Cup of regular coffee: 90¢ Bottle of local beer in a bar: Tiger, $5.21-$9.77 Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $97.75 Moderate, three-course dinner for two, without alcohol or tip: $19.55 $1=$1.53 Singapore dollars