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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.

Aarhus, Denmark

(Source: Visit Denmark; www.visitdenmark.com)

  • Movie ticket: $13.58
  • Bus fare: $3.49
  • Cup of regular coffee: $4.02
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Ceres, $5.14
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $159.95
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $44.12
  • $1= 5.15 Denmark Kroner

Cologne, Germany (Source: German National Tourist Office; www.cometogermany.com)

  • Movie ticket: $11.58-$12.30
  • Bus fare: $2.75
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.17-$3.61
  • Glass of local beer in a bar: Koelsch, $1.88
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $101.33-$130.28
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $26.05
  • $1=€.69

Giza, Egypt

(Source: Egyptian Tourism Office; www.egypt.travel)

  • Movie ticket: $3.70-$11.10
  • Bus fare: 37¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: 92¢-$3.70
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Information not provided
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $30-$70
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $27.77-$37.03
  • $1= 5.40 Egypt Pounds

Hamilton, Ontario

(Source: Tourism Hamilton; www.tourismhamilton.com)

  • Movie ticket: $10.32
  • Bus fare: $2.26
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.27
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Lakeport Honey Lager, 94¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $122.53
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $22.62
  • $1=C$1.06

Jefferson City, Missouri

(Source: Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau; www.visitjeffersoncity.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8
  • Bus fare: $1
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Bull Rock Brewery, $4
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $89
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $25

Montpelier, Vermont

(Source: Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing; www.vermontvacation.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7.50
  • Bus fare: $1
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Trout River, $4.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $125
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $29

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

(Source: Papua New Guinea Tourism; www.pngtourism.org)

  • Movie ticket: N/A
  • Bus fare: N/A
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: South Pacific Lager, $3
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $200
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $21
  • $1= 2.53 Papua New Guinea Kina

Salvador, Brazil

(Source: Brazilian Tourism; www.braziltour.com)

  • Movie ticket: $7.15
  • Bus fare: $1.19
  • Cup of regular coffee: 71¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Skol, $1.19
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $86.50-$112.75
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $22.07
  • $1=1.67 Brazil Real

Santiago, Dominican Republic

(Source: Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism; www.godominicanrepublic.com)

  • Movie ticket: $4.31
  • Bus/Taxi fare: 28¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.14-$2.29
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Presidente, $2.87
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $80-$200
  • Moderate, three-course dinner for one, without alcohol or tip: $8.62-$11.50
  • $1=34.78 Dominican Republic Pesos