The days when a loaf of bread or a carton of milk cost a dollar are long gone. These days that dollar will not stretch too far – in fact when I asked in the MiNDFOOD office we were all stumped.
Perhaps a chocolate on sale at the supermarket checkout, or a starting bid on eBay? Although it seems like a small amount in the Western world, a dollar can much further abroad. Perhaps you’d like to spend yours on a long, relaxing massage in the Philippines or an unlimited rice meal in India.
Lonely Planet surveyed its readers around the world, asking them to contemplate what one dollar could get them in their neck of the woods. Unsurprisingly, Asia seems to be the place where your dollar goes the furthest for meals, a DVD or 3 pairs of sandals! Australia doesn’t fare to well, with only a scratchie making the cut, but if that scratchie wins…
What can you buy for a dollar?