For One Dollar

We buy clothes, food, trips, things we need to survive or more, depending on our budget… but rarely think about the real value of a product for money. What can you buy with only one dollar? In some parts of the world you can buy as much as half of a McDonald’s hamburger, while in other parts of the world a single dollar represents the food for a whole family for a day.



“I live in America, and in America we have “dollar stores”. At a dollar store you can buy hundreds of different things for just one U.S. dollar, such as a bottle of water, an umbrella, hand sanitizer, cologne, cooking ustensils, batteries, air freshener…” – Matt

Philippines – Half of a Big Mac

Bangladesh (Chittagong) – One dozen eggs

Australia (Melbourne) – A packet of chewing gum – Wrigley’s PK Gum

India (Andhra Pradesh) – 2-3 pieces bamboo for building or 1/2 Unit of Blood for a Transfusion

Ghana – 2 1/3 Bottles of Palm Oil

USA (Texas) – A lighter

France – 3 apples or half of French baguette

Korea (Seoul) – price for a kilo of rice

Uganda (Mbale) – 1/1500 of the cost of building a new home

Kenya – 8 cups of milk

In the virtual world? – a pixel!!!



Prices change often so if there is something outdated please let me know. Also if you can add something to our short “1 dollar trip around the world”, you are welcome. Thank you. 🙂

Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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  1. Well, you can also buy for $1, 2 macs in India or a litre of coke or a eat-as-much-as-you-can meal for two

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