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How much is 1$ USD in different parts of the world?

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  1. Secret Machine

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    I know there are a lot of members from many different parts of the world on BHW and had been wondering...what is the difference in value of USD(currency as I know it) in different parts of the world? For example how much is 100$,1k,10k etc worth in different countries. I know this can be subejective and depends on area but for example in the Usa it seems like the large majority make between 1.2k and 4k a month, with 1.2k being very low and 4k being ok, if you are making 10k+ a month here you are doing pretty well and making more than most of the population. Lets take thailand for example, if you are making 3k/month in thailand....are you considered banking hard over there? Wondering how this applies to a bunch of different countries(spain,france,sweden,india,russia)
     
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    Here you go buddy;

    xe.com/ - Forex site to check currency conversion rates

    And here is a list of the average wage per country - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_average_wage

    And to answer your question, the average wage in Bangkok is 58,000 baht a month which is roughly $22,000 a year. So yeah, if you were making 3k per month that would be $36,000 per year, $14k higher than the average income per yer in Bangkok.

    Europe of course is a different market all together, take the UK for example. Average income per year is £26,500 - which is $39962.00

    :)
     
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  3. Secret Machine

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    I did check out that graph before posting ,it seems that the "average" wage seems a bit high, the average person in the Usa is not making a 42k wage.....especially after taxes.
     
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    Check out this article:
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    http://news.airtreks.com/2010/01/where-your-dollar-will-go-farthest-10-great-destinations/
    It lists few countries which have pretty good value against the dollar.
    And don't forget to check that Big Mac index.
     
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  5. Secret Machine

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    NICE! thank you for this.
     
  6. Secret Machine

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    ^^ looked a bit more into this and its pretty interesting how the world differs when it comes to costs of certain things....that index can be applied to almost any type of good from electronics to automobiles to electricity and internet, makes it much harder to gauge costs benefits between different countries.
     
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    Unfortunately its not just what is the current conversion rate, but how far does that money then go. I was just in Brisbane (where they use the dollar) and everything was incredibly expensive (and I live in California...where I USED to complain about the price of things)

    Similarly in Paris, France (don't remember the conversion rate) I viewed a 250 sqft apt outside the center of town for the equivalent of $1,800 a month rent, and my cab driver said it was a 'steal'. His mercedes (for some reason all the cabs are mercedes over there? lol) C class, 2008, around $100,000 US Dollars. Crazy.
     
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    i use x-rates calculator
     
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    http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+States&country2=Thailand&city1=New+York,+NY&city2=Bangkok
    things in thailand cost roughly 60% as much as things in the US, on average.

    of course prices can also vary dramatically throughout different regions within the same country; rural areas usually being significantly cheaper than urban areas.
     
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    If you have a few hundreds USD, and wanting to be a billionaire, go to Zimbabwe, you'll be a BILLIONAIRE, literally.
     
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    Bwahahahahaha so when they tell me they have a millionaire dollars, you mean to tell me it's all bs?!?

     
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    Here in Switzerland it is exactly that, here in the city you are living in the poor side of town if you dont make $5k net per month or above, while for $4k you live pretty nice in the country side.
     
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    No, it's not BS. Millions (and billions) are relative. Having millions of dollars, doesnt mean you're rich. Especially if it's in Zimbabwe dollars. ;)
     
  14. Secret Machine

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    ^^ The money you save in Zimbabwe may be spent on higher priced utilities, security guards, gas that may be more expensive and your destination may be much further,certain products being more expensive....I am realizing there are a lot of things to factor in when it comes to this and that the USA may not be as "overpirced" in comparison to the rest of the world as I thought.
     
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    Where I live you can buy 2 pots of instant noodles with $1.. :) Or a plate of veggies in a restaurant or 3-4 skewers of barbecued chicken.
     
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    I am in Poland atm.
    You can live normal life here off ~$2K (normal means not worrying about bills and stuff).
    You can live good life for ~$3K (living in nice complex/apartment in big city, can afford some luxuries).
    You can live lux for ~$4K (living in very nice apartment, having nice car and going to parties every 2 days).

    While living in Spain:
    Normal life: ~$2,5K (normal life in nice place with money for partying etc)
    Good life: $3,5K (having a car, nice place, living in cool city, drinking whiskey almost every day)
    Lux life: $5K (very nice apartment in Madrid/Barcelona, having some parties, car and small shopping every month)


    While living in Ireland:
    Normal Life: ~$4K (OK apartment in Dublin, going out for a party every week, some shopping here and there)
    Good Life: $6K (Nice apartment in Dublin, going out twice a week for parties, some nice shopping)
    Lux Life: $8K (very nice apartment in city center, going out frequently, car, shopping in branded shops, good lifestyle)


    While Living in Gran Canaria:
    Normal life: ~$2K (cheap but nice apartment close to sea, drinks, going out twice a week, minimal shopping)
    Good life: ~$3,5K (cheap but nice apartment close to sea, drinks, frequently going out, shopping every so)
    Lux Life: $4,5K (nice apartment with sea view, rented car (monthly rental), constant parties, nice shopping twice a month)

    Shopping = clothes etc.
    Rates based on my own experience, maybe someone have different insight.
    Rates based on living same level of luxury in each country.
     
  17. jhakasseo

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  18. desi_indian

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    in india it $1 = 55 rs
    even if you are making $1k per month you are making more than any job
     
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    In romania 1 dolla = 3.3 lei . And what is pocket money for usa with that here you can make a living :D
    I think in average people don't make up to 1 k per month . So if your making 1 k per month here you'r above average . N my goal is to make that in 1 day :D:D And i'll buy the city
     
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    The government subsidizes the cabs with tax Euros, that 's why ;)