50 Things $1 Will Get You Around the World
Outside of fast food value menus and dollar stores, there’s not much you can get for $1 in the United States. But in other countries, you can really stretch those hundred pennies to get a better bang for your buck.
Hungary: Half a bottle of red wine
While countries on the continent are pretty expensive, Hungary is one of the cheapest places to visit in the European Union. In fact, a cheap half bottle of wine will run you only $1. Don’t miss these 16 bucket-list worthy destinations from around the world.
The Philippines: A foot massage
In the province of Cebu in the Philippines, a 20-minute foot massage only costs $1. You can use the money you saved to enjoy the country’s other beauties, like its beaches, islands, oceans, and food.
Venezuela: A gallon of gas
A gallon of gas in Venezuela is only about 38 cents, so you can get a little more than 2.5 gallons for your car for just $1. But before you fill ‘er up, check out the real difference between unbranded and branded gasoline. It may surprise you!
Australia: A sausage roll
This savory pastry snack is pretty popular and inexpensive Down Under with reports that sausage rolls go for about $1 throughout Australia. Before you travel abroad, don’t miss out on the things you should never do in other countries.
Hong Kong: A trip to mainland China
Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities throughout Asia, with the average annual income hovering around $48,000, so $1 doesn’t really go far in this Chinese region. However, you can also buy a round-trip ferry ticket from the city to the China Mainland for $1 and get a priceless view of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline along the way. Find out the most popular travel destinations in Asia.
Thailand: A bowl of noodles
Since the cost of living in Thailand is low (at least outside of Bangkok), you have lots of options for quick, low-cost meals. The country practically invented street cart dining, and you can’t go wrong with a bowl of noodles, especially for the low price of $1. Thailand is so inexpensive, in fact, that it’s one of the 11 most unforgettable bucket list trips you can take that won’t break the bank.
Iraq: A loaf of bread
Bread in the Middle East and parts of Africa is pretty cheap. A loaf of bread costs only $1 in Iraq, while you can find bread at a similar low cost in surrounding countries like Yemen. But don’t just loaf around, check out these hilarious bread puns.
India: 10 cups of chai
Chai, or tea, is widespread throughout India and Pakistan; you can find it anywhere from a local street vendor to an upscale restaurant. The average price for a cup of chai is about 6 Rupees, or about 10 cents, each. You can buy a cup for yourself and nine of your friends!
New York City: Slice of pizza
New York City has some of the best pizza in the United States. You can find a slice of the good stuff on virtually any block through the five boroughs. In fact, pizza is so widespread that you can buy a slice for as little as $1 in some of the city’s busiest sections like Times Square, Midtown, and St. Mark’s Place.
Australia: Bottle of white wine
Much like the United States and Europe, Australia is a pretty expensive country to live or vacation. However, there are a number of places, including Melbourne’s Preston Market, where you can score a bottle of white wine for only $1. Now that’s cheaper than bottled water!