One thing authors seem to have in common is wondering where our next paycheck will come from, whether we make $10 or $100K from our art. So, it’s no surprise that some ask, “maybe if I lived abroad, in a country where my $$ have more buying power?” (or is it just me with that question?)
Ellie Summers recently contacted me with a great infographic that answers that. So, here’s the value of money around the world!
The Value of Money Around the
Infographic by Legacy Citizenship
I see Australia only got one mention. Says a lot about our economy. Wayyyy too expensive here.
I don’t think Greece even got that, so… 😀
Very interesting. I’m not sure for $1 you can still even buy a post card here in expensive Canada, lol, maybe a bubble gum. 🙂
So much for the accuracy of the Lonely Planet 😀
Lol. We still have what’s called a “Dollar Store” here, only problem is. we’ll barely find anything for a dollar. I’ve nicknamed it the Five Dollar Store, lol. 🙂
Lol – sounds more accurate that way 😀
I think I will stay in the US. I bought two Hershey bars for $1.29 today. As for Van Helsing, loved the movie, but would not want to live there even if the over zealous undertaker is gone. Interesting post.
Lol – thanks. Brasov is a lovely place, actually 🙂
I’ve been to a lot of those countries, and I can tell you one dollar is not going to buy 5 bars of chocolate in Morroco. Their money is stronger than ours, but even a dollar in the US isn’t going to buy 1 bar of chocolate let alone over there.
Guess it depends on the size of that chocolate bar 😀
This is an interesting infographic, Nicholas. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
Thank you so much, Suzanne 🙂
Afghanistan is looking good. With 35lbs of sugar, 17lbs of rice, and 3 gallons of petrol, I can drive 150 miles, with my belly full of rice pudding, and more to eat later.
Any idea of the cost of a mud-brick compound in Helmand Province these days?
(Hopefully they will throw in an AK-47 and some ammunition)
Best wishes, Pete.
I think you’d better head off to India 🙂
Off to Croatia!
I almost took a job in Romania a couple of years ago. One of the selling points for me was, it was located in the village that sits at the foot of Vlad’s castle. You may remember it from the village battle scene in Van Helsing, although it’s actually a rather lovely town nowadays.
It would have to be now that the vampires are gone. ?