In these countries, a U.S. dollar is worth:
England $1.61 (an English pound)
Countries that use the Euro $1.36 is the value of one Euro
Chinese l.16 (the Chinese Yuan)
Australia .95 (Australian dollar)
Japan 97.05 (Japanese Yen)
Mexico 13.11 (Mexican Peso)
Brazil 2.20 (Brazilian Real)
India 84.4 Rupees equal $1
America, it would appear, has not yet discovered color ink.
This is who is pictured on various paper U.S. money:
10.00 Hamilton *
100.00 Franklin *
1,000.00 Cleveland--this bill is no longer available
10,000.00 Chase *
There is no million-dollar bill.
*These people were not presidents.
Learn more about the U.S. mint at: http://www.usmint.gov/education/historianscorner/
In Kenya, $1 American will buy you 8 cups of milk.
In Bangladesh, it will buy 1/3 of a sari (woman's garment)
South Korea 1/2 hour of computer use
England 1/2 a loaf of bread
Vienna one small roll
Denmark a stamp for a postcard
Seoul, Korea one subway ticket plus a mask for the smog
Cost of college in England, for a resident of England: About $11,600.00.
Cost of college in Canada, for a Canadian: $9,000.00
Cost of college in Australia, for an Australian: between $10,000 and $20,000 a year.
People from other countries who wish to attend college abroad will usually pay considerably more.
Kings College, Cambridge, England
Australian National University
Using U.S. dollars:
In Brazil, a Honda Civic will set you back about $40,000. In Sweden, a VW Golf will cost you about $33,000 and gas runs about $9.00 a gallon, hence the number of people who do not have their own cars, and the excellent public transportation system that most people use. And they use bicycles to get where they need to go as well.
Back to the $1 discussion:
- Steve Jobs, the creator of Microsoft, used to take a salary of $1 a year.
- If you put $1 extra on your mortgage, it will reduce your payments by .000000000001 years.
- $1 will buy you a quart of gas if it currently costs $4.00 a gallon
- There are some states with houses for sale asking $1 as the lowest bid.
- Paper money is not paper, it's made of linen and cotton
- Most dollar bills-more than 90% of them- are contaminated with traces of cocaine
- $2 bill is not worth more than $2, they are not rare enough
- A bank will replace a torn or mutilated bill as long as you have more than half of it
- Many of the symbolic pictures on a paper bill involve the number 13: 13 stars, 13 berries, 13 stripes...indicating the original 13 colonies
- Did you know England has something like our Dollar Stores? Locals call it (what a surprise!!) the Pound Store: http://www.poundland.co.uk/
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