What Can You Buy For a Dollar in Your Country?

@buenavida (8147)
Sweden
February 5, 2007 8:21am CST
If you go to a local store or marketplac, how much food would you be able to buy for your family? I mean real food, not fast food from the international food chanins. For how many persons would this amount of food be enough? Or how many days would one person eat for a dollar?
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11 responses
• India
5 Feb 07
Well I am an Indian and one dollar equals Rs. 45/46 in Indian currency. Here in India, one can buy a good meal for a time from this amount. You must be joking, only a single person would be able to fill his stomach from one dollar and for a single time. Good Luck.
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@buenavida (8147)
• Sweden
5 Feb 07
If we go to a cheap restaurant we have to pay abot 10 dollars for a decent meal - did you mean that you can eat a good meal for a dollar in a restaurant or at home?
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
well we use dollars here so I'd say not even a bag of chips. if your currency against dollar is quite high then having a dollar can probably feed you three times a day. Over here, it's impossible to do that, even in a dollar store where you can buy some things a lot cheaper than supermarket and grocery stores.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
in my homeland too, a dollar now can feed a child's lunch and breakfast, but not adult anymore. Things have changed a lot.
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
25 May 07
Well if I go to a dollar store I can buy any food item for a dollar. I guess soup, some pasta packages. Although I do not ;like the food items that they sell there you can buy food for a dollar but it is something that you have to cook. As far as restaurant food I do not think that there is anything for a dollar any more.
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@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
You could buy a chocolate bar on special for 0.99 here in Australia.
• Indonesia
6 Feb 07
i want to buy a book at my local store, a book that could be used make money. I think become clever & genius people could become a succes person, rather than rich person only.
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• Pakistan
5 Feb 07
Hmm well in my country Pakistan in 1$ i can live the whole day with two full meals, i mean lunch and dinner, and at night i can rent a place for sleeping! Also i can get 1.2 litre petrol in 1$!! Thats gr8 for me and all Pakistanis......
@Deane_2005 (1644)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
One dollar here in Iloilo Philippines could only buy one kilo rice, and half kilo fish, since we have a lot of vegetables in our backyards. It's not that big amount but to people from slum area , that can last already for a whole day food.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
For 1 dollar here, you can barely feed a cat! Here, with 1 dollar, you can buy a chocolate bar, and then again, some places sell them 1.00$ + taxes, so you won't have enough.
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• Germany
5 Feb 07
1 dollar is just like 0,85 euro. For one dollar i can buy a pack eggs or a bread.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
5 Feb 07
You might be able to buy some kind of food, or Vegetable. You can not eat no days for a dollar unless your on a diet and pinching off food.
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I might be able to buy one hot dog on a good day when they are barbecuing them out side the store. There is no way I could feed any of my family for $1. It just isn't enough. I do my groceries every two weeks and although we don't buy a lot of extras I still spend $200 every time, and sometimes a little more. We certainly wouldn't get far on just one dollar although I wish we could :) Great topic.
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