As the new payout amount will be 5$ - what could you buy with it in your country?

@cornyman (1128)
Germany
May 21, 2016 6:42am CST
In Germany this will be around 4,50 EUR - so i could buy one of these things - one kid's comic magazine for my son & a chocolate bar - a cheap take-away pizza margaritha (only with cheese & tomatoe sauce) - 8 frozen pizzas from the supermarket - call 50 minutes (for 9 cents/minute) with a prepaid mobile phonecard - four or five ice cream sccops or one branded ice cream box (in the supermarket) What will you do with earned 5$ in your country?
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13 responses
@Juliaacv (68440)
• Canada
21 May 16
I don't think that its a matter of what this amount will buy, I think that it was a really well received decision that the payout limit has been lowered.
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• Soignies, Belgium
21 May 16
Well i guess that now it will be more easy to reach payout , and that should motivated more users.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
21 May 16
the easier to reach payout - the better for many members - i guess in the last two months a lot of new members have joined because of the reduced payout limit, hopefully they don't get annoyed by not reaching payout every month now - it's a big difference to earn 17 Cents per day or 3,3 Cents a day to reach payout
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• South Africa
21 May 16
Box of name brand smokes = $3 - $3.5 Can of soda $0.60-$0.70 700g bread $0.85 Milk 1 gallon $2.55 Ice-cream tub 2/3 gallon $3-$4 for plain flavours and up to $6 for flavoured icecream Petrol/Gas 1 gallon $2.50 McDonalds regular size meal $2.25 and supersize is up to $7 Milkshake $1.50 - $2 1 minute cellphone call $0.08 - $0.12 (local only) Internet 4mb/s line and unlimited bandwidth $50 Cheap car $2000-$3000 mid range car - $12500 - $20000 highend car - $25000 + House average size in nice area $115000 Satalite TV $55 All technology is a bout 20%-50% more then other countries. :( Meat (beef) $8-$10 per pound, (chicken) $2-$3 a per pound prawns $7 per pound , Salmon $13 per pound 150g packet of chips/crisps (doritoes etc) $0.90 candy/chocolate bar $0.50- $0.75 And local stuff costs more then imported quite often, stupid i know. Mars bars are cheaper then our local equivelent.
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
21 May 16
wow - that was a very valuable comment on the buying power of 5$ in South Africa - for a cool house in Germany you have to pay at least the double or the triple amount of your price tag (except you want to live really far outside of the city) A Happy Meal at McDonalds costs around 5 to 6 Eur, probably 25% more expensive
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@MALUSE (68756)
• Germany
21 May 16
@cornyman I bet that Germans earn much more than South Africans, so they can pay much more for a house. Comparing prices is nonsensical if one doesn't know what the average income is.
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• South Africa
21 May 16
@cornyman Yea i tried to make a decent list. I know you right about houses, here they quite cheap compared to other countries but renting here is insane. renting costs %70 of the full cost of paying for the house to own. I know its crazy hey -_- Fast food here is getting more and more. It is becoming close to overseas which is bad since we have weak currency and less income as you do. With the same amount of work you can get 3x more meals then the work here, maybe even more.
@bondot (42)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
21 May 16
In Indonesia $5 is equal to IDR 65000. So i can buy hamburgers and fried rice. But, i prefer like to save on my local bank account.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
21 May 16
saving is always a good choice but one day you should consume it because you can't take the money with you in your grave when you die
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@bondot (42)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
21 May 16
@cornyman You're right. But, I have some local bank accounts and one of them I specially to save the money. It will be benefits for my family soon.
@annierose (18950)
• Philippines
21 May 16
With $5 as the minimum payout, I think I can buy any of the following: 1. a book by my favorite author, 2. an ice cream less than a half gallon, 3. a phone protector or case, 5. lipstick, 6. powder. Even though I can use it to buy something, I would rather save my money in my paypal and just let it reach a higher amount before I withdraw it from paypal.
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• South Africa
21 May 16
Bloody hell books are getting expensive. Here they about $10-$15 for new releases you can of coarse get for less but rarely below or near $5 unless it is a sale.
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
21 May 16
@XtremeGaming i guess not every book costs just 5$ - in Malaysia the books from the US Authors had costs of approximately 10 - 15$
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• South Africa
21 May 16
@cornyman So it is about the same as here :)
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@bacon147 (425)
• South Africa
21 May 16
In South Africa $5 equals to around R80. With R80 I could easily buy a new T-shirt or a secondhand console game. You could also easily buy two breads and two milks for R80.
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• South Africa
21 May 16
Hey dude !! xD
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
21 May 16
Bread could be bought, too, for 1 - 2,5 EUR in Germany depending on the ingredients, milk costs around 1 EUR for a liter - only a non-branded t-shirt could be bought for 4,50 EUR
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• South Africa
21 May 16
@cornyman Thats not bad :)
@Ianist (279)
• Indonesia
21 May 16
If you're beibg conservative in my country, you could have 3 meals+drinks a day. Enough to live for one day.
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• Soignies, Belgium
21 May 16
That seems to have more value in your country then where i live.
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@Ianist (279)
• Indonesia
21 May 16
@BAblingOne My country's currency value is quite low. And by 'being conservative' I mean eating in a small food stall or some sort (I don't really know what to call it in english) where a meal is about $1.3
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• South Africa
21 May 16
Nice !! Here i can get maybe 2 meals fairly good ones.
@toniganzon (69818)
• Philippines
21 May 16
$5 is roughly around 200Php here and that could be a one day allowance for my son for his lunch and snacks.
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• Soignies, Belgium
21 May 16
So i guess 5$ doesn't holds more buying power in other countries also. A decade ago In Roumania , 5 $ would of been two times stronger , so you could buy two times more.
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@toniganzon (69818)
• Philippines
21 May 16
@BAblingOne No it doesn't in my case. I think it differs on one's lifestyle. I know there are other people here in my country who could buy more with that money.
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• Soignies, Belgium
21 May 16
@toniganzon I agree , you could go to a 99cents store and buy a little bit more , but still 5$ wont get you verry far
@marlina (149173)
• Canada
21 May 16
Can't buy much with $5.00 here in Canada. I guess you could buy a fancy coffee or a cheap fast food meal. Or maybe 3 litres of milk.
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@cacay1 (73557)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
I save the money earned here.It is only more or less P250 pesos in Ph money.Though small, it's also valuable being earned hardly here.
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• South Africa
23 May 16
have heard p goes quite far.
@MALUSE (68756)
• Germany
21 May 16
Soso, ein Deutscher. Ich dachte, ich sei die einzige hier.
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@siddrokr (163)
• India
21 May 16
Lowering the payout limit doesn't mean we should think of transferring them . Because when you reach $5 and pay out ,you have wait for another few months to wait for next cashout. It's a good decision to encourage users to keep on posting before they get frustrated to reach payout limit. I'm from India and $5 equals to around ?330 which I can't buy much.Although it's a handsome pocket amount.
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@alienstar (5143)
• India
10 Jun 16
It is not the question of earning 5$, but the quality of discussions we are having here.We do get more knowledge by participating in good discussions and money will only come as an added incentive which we should never think too much as it will be going on adding for every discussion we have it over here.More and more people should participate in healthy discussions here
@youless (107856)
• Guangzhou, China
24 May 16
Here you can take the bus for about 16 times. You can buy about 32 pieces of newspaper. You can have a meal in McDonald's.