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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.

Battambang, Cambodia

(Source: Tourism of Cambodia; www.tourismcambodia.com)

  • Movie ticket: N/A/
  • Bus fare: $8-$12
  • Cup of regular coffee: 30¢-60¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Angkor, $1.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $20-$35
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $5
  • $1= 4,133 Cambodia Riels

Carriacou, Grenada (Source: Grenada Tourism; www.grenadagrenadines.com)

  • Movie ticket: N/A
  • Bus fare: $1.33
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.28
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Carib, $1.90
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $100 USD
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $38.15
  • $1= 2.63 East Caribbean Dollar

Charleston, South Carolina (Source: Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; www.charlestoncvb.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7
  • Bus fare: $1.50-$1.75
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.75
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Palmetto, $4
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $160
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $27

Gdansk, Poland (Source: Polish National Tourist Office; www.poland.travel)

  • Movie ticket: 6.67
  • Bus/streetcar fare: 1.33
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.67
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Amber, $2.67
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $133.33
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $16
  • $1= 2.27 Polish Zloty

London, Ontario (Source: Tourism London; www.londontourism.ca/main/aspx)

  • Movie ticket: $10.16
  • Bus fare: $2..08
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.39
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Labatt Blue, $4.41
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $129.07-$146.69
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $23.21-$32.49
  • $1= $1.07

Swansea, Wales (Source: Visit Wales; www.visitwales.com)

  • Movie ticket: $10.58
  • Bus fare: $5.55-$6.52
  • Cup of regular coffee:$3.52
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Hurns, $4.40
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $176.35
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip:$33.50
  • $1= £.56

Tulsa, Oklahoma (Source: Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau; www.visittulsa.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8-$8.50
  • Bus fare: $1.25
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.80
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: McNellie's Pub Ale, $5
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $75-$139
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $20.98-$31.90