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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 fluctuating value worldwide against foreign currencies, there can be a bit of a sticker shock while traveling. To demonstrate where you can get the most bang for your buck, this monthly index compares the cost of common consumer goods around the globe. Conversions are calculated using www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi.

Debrecen, Hungary (Source: Hungarian National Tourist Office, www.hungarytourism.hu)

  • Movie ticket: $3.41-$5.85
  • Bus/tram fare: $1.07
  • Cup of regular coffee: 97¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Soproni, 97¢
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $73.18-$97.63
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $14.64
  • $1=205 Hungary Forint

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

  • Movie ticket: $5.97
  • Bus fare: $1.08-$1.52
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.38
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Lasko Beer, $2.63
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $83.28-$216.53
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $20.82-$34.70
  • $1=.71€

Marquette, Michigan (Source: Marquette Country Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.marquettecountry.org)

  • Movie ticket: $7
  • Bus fare: 80¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.50
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Budweiser, $2.25
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $116.80
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $27

Norfolk, Virginia (Source: Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.visitnorfolktoday.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8
  • Bus fare: Free in downtown
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.25
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, $3
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $150
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $25.97

Port Antonio, Jamaica (Source: Jamaica Tourism Board, www.visitjamaica.com)

  • Movie ticket: $9
  • Bus fare: $9
  • Cup of regular coffee: $5.11
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Red Stripe, $1.81
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $180
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $20.45
  • $1=88 Jamaica dollars

Saint-Louis, Senegal (Source: Senegal Tourist Office, www.senegal-tourism.com)

  • Movie ticket: $2
  • Bus fare: 75¢
  • Cup of regular coffee: 45¢
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Soboa, $1.80
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $151
  • Moderate, three-course meal for two, without alcohol or tip: $28
  • $1=474,121 CFA Franc

Sapporo, Japan (Source: Japan National Tourism Office, www.jntonyc.org)

  • Movie ticket: $18.54
  • Bus/subway fare: $2.05
  • Cup of regular coffee: $2.57
  • Pint of local beer in a bar: Sapporo Nama, $5.97
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $123.55
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $22.64
  • $1=97.08 Japan yen

Watson Lake, Yukon (Source: Tourism Yukon, www.travelyukon.com)

  • Movie ticket: $8.09-$10.70
  • Bus/subway fare: N/A: flat taxi rate, $7.19-$8.98
  • Cup of regular coffee: $1.34
  • Bottle of local beer in a bar: Whitehorse, $4.50
  • Moderate, three-star hotel room for two: $93.75-$112.46
  • Moderate, three-course meal for one, without alcohol or tip: $28.34-$31.02
  • $1=$1.11 CAD