On travel website The Lonely Planet, they asked people on their Facebook page from around the world what you could buy with just one American dollar. The result is an interesting look at how different items are valued all over the globe. Some answers are fairly conventional (like buying a copy of the tabloid paper The Sun for two days in the UK), while other answers were much more surprising.
If you've got a dollar in Nepal, that you can afford to by momo. It's a platter of ten dumplings like the one seen here, and you could even get a soda to go with it. Or if you've got ten bucks, you could go crazy and try to eat 100 dumplings all at once.
There are many items you can get for a dollar in Vietnam, including a hat, a couple magazines, or some sandals. You could even spend a dollar to buy a DVD. And if you use that dollar to by Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, you might almost get your money's worth!
One commenter said that, in Los Angeles, just about the only thing a dollar will get you is an hour at a parking meter. However, in some areas of the city, that dollar will only get you 15-30 minutes. If you're running to a store, better make sure you can get in an out as quick as possible.
In the Philippines, you can spend a dollar to get a big bag of sweets. A commenter by the name of James said you can get the candy "to keep in your backpack, to hand out to kids." But it seems like if you've got a bag of Choco Mallows in your backpack, the best thing to do is eat them all yourself before anyone asks you to share.
In Croatia, you can get a big scoop of ice cream for just a dollar. Sadly, it probably wouldn't quite be as big as the scoop seen here. That would likely cost much, much more...and getting the single scoop instead is probably for the best.
In Japan, you can get a Snickers bar for 102 yen. When converted to U.S. currency, that works out to just 89 cents. It's the perfect thing to get if you're someone adventurous enough to travel to Japan, but not adventurous enough to sample a non-American candy bar.
In India, a dollar can get you a thali, which is a food platter that has all the stuff seen here. You can get it with boiled rice, dal, vegetables, pickles, chutney and papads, or other options. If you thought the McDonald's Value Menu had good deals, think again.
What can you get for a buck in Canada? Well, according to a commenter named Ashley, the answer is, "Nothing! Haha. Blame it on Canadian taxes." But, then again, the health care is available for free, so perhaps it all evens out.