They say a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to, but what exactly does a buck buy you these days? The answer is radically different depending on where you spend it. It’s a trivial amount in some places, but a considerable sum in others. Here’s a sampling of 17 different countries and an example of what the equivalent of a US dollar can purchase there.
1. Colombia: Three Arepas Stuffed with Cheese
Arepas are popular street food in Colombia and Venezuala. These tasty cheap eats are made of flat rounds of fried cornmeal, often stuffed with cheese and other fillings. It’s a common breakfast food, afternoon snack or side dish, and most Colombian’s eat them daily. If your madre or abuela doesn’t make them for you, you can buy three ooey gooey cheesy ones for a dollar.