What is a dollar worth in your country?

@kevin1877uk (36966)
May 9, 2016 9:28am CST
What is a dollar worth in your country? Last month the minimum here on Mylot was a dollar but normally 10, what is a dollar worth in your country? Here in the UK, a dollar is worth about 67 pence, £0.67 and you can’t buy much if it, maybe a candy bar, but that all. $10 would get you a meal at Macdonald’s with some change. It would also buy a gallon a gas/petrol, with a little change too. Maybe there are more things you could buy with a dollar in the UK but I can’t think of any right now. So is a dollar worth a lot in your country, what could you buy with it?
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@JohnRoberts (54315)
• Los Angeles, California
9 May 16
A dollar is worthless in the US lol!
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
At least you have a dollar store.
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@JohnRoberts (54315)
• Los Angeles, California
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk True. And the 99 Cent Store.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@JohnRoberts Dollar tree I think, it was when I was over there lol
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• United States
9 May 16
A dollar here is not much but you can buy a few things with it such as a candy bar, soda, or some food. There are dollar stores where everything is a dollar all sorts of household items, etc.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Yeah I know Roz, nice to see you here :) There is the dollar store and so on there.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
10 May 16
@TiarasOceanView I use the Dollar store a lot..when we are poor it is what we have to do..
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
@Rosekitty That is so true we do, we have Pound stores in the UK.
@andriaperry (48583)
• United States
9 May 16
Yes one candy bar. 3 1/2 gallons of gas. Two meals at McDonald`s . But a penny is a penny, a dollar is a dollar. Save them and soon you`ll have more money than you know what to do with :)
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@marlina (72671)
• Canada
9 May 16
How can you buy 2 meals at McDonald's for one dollar??
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
That is true, ever penny counts, ever bit helps.
@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@marlina Yeah, wow, awesome, moving to Canada lol. So what do yo mean by meal, burger and fries?
@LadyDuck (152029)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
Here in Switzerland a dollar is worth 97 cents of Swiss Franc. There is not a lot you can buy with that amount, a liter of milk, a kilogram of flour or sugar, a couple of eggs.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Can't buy a litre of milk in UK for a dollar.
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@LadyDuck (152029)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk We have plenty of milk here in Switzerland, it's inexpensive.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@LadyDuck I think a litre is is about £0.79-89 so about $1.18-1.1.30 2 litres is around £1.40 so $2.10 you may find it cheaper if a store is doing a deal or price cut.
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@quantum2020 (8861)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
9 May 16
A dollar is worth 17.37 pesos. With this money, I can eat for the whole day, living frugally; however, no other person can, just me. In my country, a person normally needs from three to five dollars to make his/her day.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
That good going 3 to 5 dollar per person, I guess that all depends on what you buying.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk I´m supposing, a person buys food at a small restaurant, out of the house; however, with 5 dollars (75 pesos), a person can fix food for two people at home, expending wisely.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@quantum2020 That's wonderful, yo would be hard pushed to do that here in the UK.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
lol, a dollar, hehehehe. But I would like to note I CAN eat at McD for a buck. a dollar burger and a water.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
10 May 16
@Jessicalynnt ...num num num..
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
I don't really know if you can or can't at McD's. Here in the UK you can get a cheeseburger for about $1.50-1.70 here
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 May 16
@Rosekitty Auntie Nana!!!! -hugs- I always worry when you poof.
@Dishari (700)
9 May 16
The currency here is 'Rupee' and a dollar equals about 67 rupees. That isn't a very low amount. You can get 5-6 candy bars with that money! Here's what a rupee looks like.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Wow, that's a lot of candy, just about one here. Thank you for the photo, never seen one before.
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@Dishari (700)
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk You are welcome. That's a note of 50 rupees.
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@avi256 (4244)
• Pune, India
9 May 16
Or may be just about 1 litre petrol in 1 dollar.
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@Sweetsona (302)
• India
9 May 16
In india, you can have a burger with a dollar and a cold drink too
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Awesome, that great you can.
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• India
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk thanks india is awesome
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@Sweetsona I'm glad that it is :)
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@rina110383 (24135)
9 May 16
As of 10 May 2016 (12:30 am), the exchange rate is 1 USD = 47.32 Philippine Peso It could buy a meal (1 rice, 1 veggie, and 1 meat)
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Awesome, is that good?
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@rina110383 (24135)
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk Yes, it is!
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@rina110383 That's great then.
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@srisahara (4151)
• Indonesia
9 May 16
In my country, a dollar can for buying a bowl of rice and a piece of fried chicken in small restaurant. Yes, with a dollar I can get delicious lunch...Do you think it is worth?
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 May 16
Wow,that`s briliant
@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Awesome, yes.
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@cherriefic (4528)
• Baguio, Philippines
9 May 16
It's about 46 Philippine peso per dollar. Yes it can buy a pack of local candies. It's a lot for a kid.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
I'm sure it is a lot for a kid.
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@just4him (113098)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 May 16
Since I'm in the US it's worth a dollar. However, what it will buy is another thing altogether. Even taking advantage of the dollar menus at fast food places you still have to pay over for the tax. You might get a candy bar. I think those are .75. It really doesn't go very far.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
No a dollar doesn't got that far.
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@just4him (113098)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
@kevin1877uk Inflation is high everywhere.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
@just4him I'm not sure about that. Just looked it up the UK inflation is at 0.50%
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 May 16
abig mac and fries cost $12.50 here
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@marlina (72671)
• Canada
9 May 16
@miniam You have to pay that much for this simple meal? Your salary must be higher than here in Canada.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 May 16
@marlina Salaries are not really high, i think minimum salary is about $ 23 per hour which is quite low.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@miniam Mac and fries is about $7.50, minimum wage is $10.80 per hour
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
10 May 16
I dollar is worth a dollar here I am lucky to get a small fries or cheese burger .. from dollar menu.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
Awesome, glad that you can.
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
10 May 16
@kevin1877uk lol but in the old days I heard a dollar could really buy more in the old days.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
@EddieHands I'm sure it could do say 20/30 years ago.
@Yh1001 (566)
• Singapore
10 May 16
A dollar is not much in Singapore due to the high cost of living. I'm sure it applies to many countries
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
It really does, the UK is very expensive to live here.
@Yh1001 (566)
• Singapore
10 May 16
@kevin1877uk yes! Heard food prices are sky high
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
@Yh1001 Yes they can be along with fuel/gas.
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• Romania
9 May 16
in my coutry with a dollar you can buy three breads, or eight egs, or a chocolate, 2 kg of potato....
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
Wow, that seems a lot.
• Romania
9 May 16
@kevin1877uk hmmm not so much
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
9 May 16
@pufitzamison Well for a dollar it does lol.
@sol_cee (14386)
• Japan
11 May 16
In here, a dollar can buy 1000 ml bottled water or a piece of Family Mart crispy fried chicken.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
11 May 16
That's good to know :)
• Preston, England
10 May 16
@kevin1877uk I'm in the UK same as you - we can check exchange rates on free currency converters online - the current rate is $1 = £00.69 GBP
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
Yeah I know and use them a lot when converting currency.
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• Philippines
10 May 16
I can buy a bottle of my favorite gin(Ginebra San Miguel) here in our country the Philippines. A small bottle is good enough to make me sleep and find myself an hour of relief from the stress of hard work and family problem. I'll try to make two dollars before withdrawing to pay for PayPal fees. Lol.
@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
All the best with making $2 and welcome to Mylot :)
@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
10 May 16
A dollar is equivalent to P47.00 (47 pesos) and we can buy one kilo of rice, or 5 apples, or one liter of gasoline with a little change.
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
10 May 16
That sounds good :)
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