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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.

Augusta, Maine (Source: Maine Office of Tourism; www.visitmaine.com)
Movie ticket: $6.75
Bus fare: $1
Cup of regular coffee: $1.20
Pint of local beer in a bar: Shipyard Export Ale, $2
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $110
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $18

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (Source: Brunei Tourism; www.bruneitourism.com)
Movie ticket: $4.59
Bus fare: .65¢
Cup of regular coffee: .65-.98¢
Bottle of local beer in a bar: N/A; alcohol is not sold in Brunei
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $85.33
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $11.15
$1=$1.52 Bruinei Dollar

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Source: Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; www.visitbatonrouge.com)
Movie ticket: $6.25
Bus/subway fare: $1.75 Cup of regular coffee: $1.50
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Abita, $2
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $99-$139
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $15-$25

Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos (Source: Turks and Caicos Tourist Board; www.turksandcaicos.com)
Movie ticket: N/A
Bus/subway fare: N/A Cup of regular coffee: $1.75
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Turks Head, $3
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $160
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $20-$30
$1=$1

Dawson City, Yukon Canada (Source: Klondike Visitors Association; www.dawsoncity.ca)
Movie ticket: N/A
Bus/subway fare: N/A
Cup of regular coffee: $1.89
Pint of local beer in a bar: Yukon Gold, $3.79
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $90-$109
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $32.26
$1=$1.05 CAD

Hamburg, Germany (Source: German National Tourist Office; www.cometogermany.com)
Movie ticket: $9.56-$12.30
Bus/subway fare: $3.55 Cup of regular coffee: $2.46
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Astra $2.32-$2.46
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $82-$95.67
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $47.83
$1= .73€

Nassau, Bahamas (Source: Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board; www.bahamas.com)
Movie ticket: $7
Bus fare: $1
Cup of regular coffee: $2
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Kalik, $2.50
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $195-$295
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $23-$42
$1=$1 Bahamas dollars

Pogdorica, Montenegro (Source: National Tourism Organization of Montenegro; www.montenegro.travel)
Movie ticket: $3.41
Bus fare: 40¢-68¢
Cup of regular coffee: $1.09-$2.04
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Niksic, $1.36-$2.04
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $54.65-$88.81
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $19.12-$27.32
$1= .73€

Rabat, Morocco (Source: Moroccan National Tourist Office; www.visitmorocco.com)
Movie ticket: $10.97
Bus fare: .26¢
Cup of regular coffee: .64¢
Bottle of local beer in a bar: Stork, .60¢
Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $56.41
Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $24.37
$1= 8.20 Morocco Dirhams

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