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MamaOna

A thumbs up from a homeless person on the subway


sucka_6350

Fills your "good man" hunger


kvartzi

4 Moomin lollipops


Jaakarikyk

OGs remember when they were 0.10€ a piece


boreas907

It's Moomin' time


TurdQuadratic

Let's get this party Moomulating


PreferredSelection

Finland?


kvartzi

Yes sir


icantbeatyourbike

This is the real deal


marcal213

I would say just about anything at the Dollar Tree, but they just raised all their prices to $1.25 🤷‍♀️


flargenhargen

and they shrunk sizes at the same time. and taxes.


Personmanwomantv

Four ramen packs.


sucka_6350

Good enough


Sabata11792

Where the fuck you gettin it that cheap? I haven't seen under ~$.60 for a while.


Mysterious_Raindrop

In Germany it's 1-2 packs


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Baptismbyfury

Damn I could get pho 15 times over there before I had to pay the same amount for 1 over here. Time to move to Cambodia


ReallySmallWeenus

Time for a *Holiday in Cambodia*?


thedirtabides

I’m just stoked on the DK fans


ShastaMcLurky

you had me at $1 pho


Bgt113omg

U can just buy valium? and for one dollar?!! Where is this magic land u speak of


TheRealJohnRedCorn

Yeah, that’s actually how benzodiazepines are basically everywhere in Asia and Latin America, fyi. But it’s particularly cheap in Cambodia. I bought a 60ct box of 10mg generic Valium for $3


UncouthCorvid

so in the US, for certain prescription medications, it must be cheaper to travel across the world and buy them than to get em here


New_Hawaialawan

I knew a guy that travelled from Hawaii to Vietnam and stayed there for a couple months for dental surgery. Traveling across the Pacific, paying rent in Hawaii while simultaneously paying for the cost of living, and then dental surgery in Vietnam was still apparently more affordable than simply getting the procedure done in the USA.


tayloline29

It is going to cost my $35,000 to get the dental work I need in the US. Me and another person can travel to Costa Rica, stay for three weeks, and get all that work done for less than $6,000. I would also get the necessary post surgical pain care in Costa Rica that I absolutely would not be able to access in the US. It even less to get it done in India.


WolfsLairAbyss

Medical tourism is a real thing. My SO did it for an operation not that long ago and it was cheaper travel to another country, pay for the operation, and stay at a 5 star hotel than it would have been just for the operation here (the US obviously). After all expenses it was like 1/4 the cost it would have been in the states.


zuppaiaia

Do they also sell old baguettes?


JadeSpade23

Or used ones? 🤔


rich_mula

A quick 30 seconds of being jostled around on the cheap elmo ride at the mall


monstermack1977

I was going to say approximately 100 minutes of gentle rocking on Sandy the penny horse in the front of most Meijer locations.


YeastInVagMakesBread

Holy fuck hey there Michiana person! Had to blink a few times to make sure I was reading somebody talking about Sandy the horse! Spent my childhood on that thing.


yknipstibub

Hey Sandy gets around, she’s been rocking Ohioans for years too


Kirsala

She's made it as far south as Kentucky these days!


CharistineE

I think we've spent $1 in sandy rides here in Kentucky over the course of my kids' childhoods.


Ermaquillz

There’s still a Sandy at my local Meijer, I don’t know if other locations have Sandy, and there’s usually a stack of pennies on the the coin box. I’d like to think it’s because a lot of other people remember riding Sandy as well.


stephowl

Individually wrapped little candies from a gas station counter. Not a candy bar, it's not enough, but mints or a lollipop maybe.


Otto-Korrect

I was thinking the other day that when I was a kid, a piece of Bazooka bubblegum was 2 cents! Makes me feel old (probably because I am). Penny candy really was a thing! This was the early 70s.


0MysticMemories

Lollipops alone in my area have been 1.50$ to 2$ for a few years now….


aPOTbot

Even the dollar store ain't a dollar no more 😒


jumpyg1258

Well a long time ago they were the 5 and 10 cent stores.


Kurotan

Pretty soon they'll be the $5 store.


ICE0124

There is a place called Five Below near me and when it first opened everything was actually 5 dollars or less, but after about a year everything is up to 30$ below.


Jawertae

Mfin dollar tree plus... Who asked for the plus? I want to get my 1 dollar aux cable that will work for about 15 minutes and get out of here, thanks.


Undecided_Username_

That shits usually dead on arrival 🤣


theflooflord

Ikr, their excuse was "we're raising prices to offer more products" but all I saw was everything downsized and pretty much the same selection. The 1 thing I always relied on them for was cheap organization containers for work and now they're half the size


enddream

I call it a ‘dollar twenty five tree’ now.


o98CaseFace

Down in New Mexico we call it the 5 quarter store.


CptnStarkos

Two tacos or a can of beer


EGH6

that would be 20$ here


Mackitycack

Canada?


ScoobyDone

My guess too. I love tacos but getting good Mexican take out is like fine dining prices.


Equal-Bus-557

Coming from a Canadian, tacos are expensive here. You’re better off going to a store to buy ingredients for homemade tacos than ordering tacos from Mexican restaurants.


T-Sonus

Ha! Tacos fall out of the sky where I'm free. Can't even walk down the street without being offered one. Edit: replace *free* with *from*


gemitarius

Two tacos? I can only afford one with that... but at least it will be well served. (Mexico)


CptnStarkos

Yes, it depends of the taco. There are $5 pesos tacos, and $50 pesos tacos. They vary widely, but regularly they are about $10 pesos each.


sucka_6350

Pretty good tbh


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3/4 of a chocolate bar.


sucka_6350

an expensive life we living


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Canada. Where the cheapest loaf of bread is $1.80.


LoneBranch0576

Dollar Tree is $1.25


Miniscule-fish

Dollarama has been great with $0.85 chocolate bars and same price for a litre of pop


Druglord_Sen

Dollarama is good prices for food and drinks, but I can’t help but feel if it ended up there it has been in overstock for 3 decades. That’s my theory why everything is stale.


Full_Consideration_4

Shout out to my boys at Arizona sweet tea keep in that shit 99cents since day 1


IwearOLDMANsweaters

They're like $7 in Australia and even say 99c hahah. Should get a refund for that false advertising!!!


dsarma

How much are dollarydoos in exchange for US dollars?


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Tsarinax

Store brand soda around here went from .69 cents a few years ago, to .89 pretty recently, and just up to 1.25 the last time I shopped.


ChaoticFucker

4 cheap croissants (no, I'm not french) / a 500ml bottle of soda (almost enough money for 2) / a good quality chocolate / 8 gums / up to 4 ice creams if they're cheap but good quality, up to 8 if they're bad quality and so on


mazzimar7

Where do you live? I need to be near these kinds of snacks.


ChaoticFucker

Romania, and trust me is not nearly as bad as you'd hear people say. Really underrated european country actually


mazzimar7

Definitely going to be my next trip to Europe, definitely wasn't on my radar before the 4 croissants for a $1.


ChaoticFucker

Well.. that if you get really cheap ones, usually the type you find in stores, but still.. :')


sucka_6350

You have a pretty good list, we only get gum


IncomeNatural8178

A weird look at the cash register.


Ghaladh

The "we don't take dollars here" kind of look, I guess.


DorenAlexander

"What is this monopoly money? We do cards here kid"


Alarid

*slide a blue eyes over the counter*


formlessfish

My grandpa’s wallet has no pathetic cards cashier. But it does contain the unstoppable Costco plus member card!


SendMegBilderAvBacon

Worked in a store when I was younger. Two americans came by and wanted to buy this and that. They were shocked we didn't accept US dollars. In Norway


SuperFLEB

And here I felt like the world's biggest asshole when I popped into Canada on a whim and forgot I didn't have any Canadian cash.


Imthewienerdog

Most places in Canada will happily accept American money because it's so easy for us to exchange and it's always been worth more. I used to work at a pizza place near the border and whenever anyone paid with america I would just put my own money in and pocket the American it was like a bonus tip ;)


tarawithaqu3stion

Ugh this is true but one time I accepted American money at a fast food place and the Americans were mad that their change was Canadian. Like, ok I can take your money, but you expect a foreign country to have a till stocked full of your legal tender?! SMH.


CalydorEstalon

In many border regions shops are set up to accept cash from both sides of the border because it's just easier for day-tourists.


amodestmeerkat

When I went on vacation in Mexico, I was surprised by how many places only took US Dollars and wouldn't accept Mexican Pesos.


Secretagentmanstumpy

First time I went to Mexico I was surprised how many places took Canadian dollars.


Jungeltelegrafen

1$ gets me 10,34 NOK. For 10 NOK I get about 0.4L of diesel or 0.35L of petrol ;( Or half of a shitty beer at the supermarket. Edit: I only get 9.84nok for my 1$


unassumingdink

It's a hard NOK life.


BigNapoleonComplex

>NOK Bruh I didn't know what NOK was I thought I was seeing the first reddit post from a non deserting north korean


Mulcyber

You can also get 9.84 North Koreas for a dollar.


Professional_Ad4764

Hanoi, Vietnam - 2/3 bowl of Pho - 1 1.5L bottle of Coca - 3 baguettes - A cup of Vietnamese coffee - 3 bus tickets - 5 - 6 packs of instant noodles And lots of street foods that can fill you up for a meal are under $1


Scuds5

An Arizona Iced Tea


SappySoulTaker

That company is a legend for that. "We'll just make less money, no big deal"


runningraleigh

Oh yeah, they interviewed the owners -- all family, all happy with what they have and don't need to make more bank. Just make a quality product and pay their employees. Stellar perspective on life they got there.


25hourenergy

That’s wonderful. Do they have any co owners or investors? I’m just surprised because nowadays it seems like everything is governed by a board of directors that represent the interests of investors and will force companies to make increasingly more profits, even if it’s untenable or detrimental to the long term interests of the company or employees. Companies can no longer simply focus on providing the services their company specializes in, like hospitals (in the US) also can’t just focus on providing health services, or utility companies can’t just focus on keeping the lights on—every freaking thing nowadays has to keep making profit, and not just a steady amount but increasingly *more*. Back when I was a kid learning about stocks I used to think it was so cool that you could own a piece of a company! Pay a bit to support and own a piece of your favorite brands! Kind of like owning Packers stock (which my husband and I do). And if you sell it for a profit, sweet! From my perspective, the financial world’s definitely gotten a bit less cool since realizing they’re just financial instruments that need to keep making profit because otherwise you’re letting your retirement/education money devalue by sitting in things that can’t keep up with inflation, but that stocks are also used by the rich to just…get richer.


wskyindjar

They make the majority of their money from their other products. Arizona Iced Tea is still profitable though, even at .99


chrisonetime

Yeah the gallons, nachos, etc are their profit puppies. The 99¢ cans and their back story are marketing gold.


FBGDurk

Arizona makes nachos? I never knew that


sorasword

Do not go out of your way to find them, you'll be very disappointed. I love their tea, but their nachos are no bueno.


GiantPurplePeopleEat

How do they make nachos? Like at a restaurant or something? Or is it those gas station nachos where you dump a bag of chips into a flimsy plastic container and then smother it with orange gravy?


thatlldo-pig

“Orange gravy” what a perfect name for it, lol


DDsLaboratory

Not sure how, but you just awakened some demon in me hungry for gas station nachos


dannyisaphantom_

[it’s more of a lunchable type thing](https://drinkarizona.com/products/nachos-n-cheese-4-75oz-tray)


LeeLooPeePoo

Inspires brand loyalty


bguzewicz

I watched a video on Arizona Iced Tea, and I guess a big part of the reason they’ve been able to keep the price so low is they don’t spend any money on advertising. They basically let the eye catching design of their cans and the cheap price do their advertising for them.


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Bamstradamus

They do make cans without the .99 on it for locations where the business can't turn a profit on that amount due to location/shipping whatever else.


sprogg2001

I buy it here in the UK, I pay £2.99 for them and they still have the 99c label on them. and I love the size and art on the cans, and the fact that they use tin cans, whereas their competitors use plastic I'm talking about you Lipton. On a sweltering hot day, when your sweating down your eyelashes nothing beats a Arizona iced tea.


Vineee2000

Afaik, Arizona Iced Tea is still privately owned by its founder (and/or his sons, unsure on that detail) That means they have no shareholders they have a financial responsibility to.


Lumberjack032591

I’m not sure about other states, but the state I live in allows for companies to label themselves as a public benefit corporation (PBC) and allows them to do business that results as public benefit without shareholder repercussions. They still need to be able to create profit and run the business well because you can’t continue to run a company well to benefit the public in the end. I work for a company that is a PBC and the CEO has a really good saying about this, “A company needs to make money, much like we need to breathe, but there’s more to life than just breathing.” I can see them over at Arizona having a similar feeling.


Jayce800

Same with the Costco hot dog. EDIT: okay, maybe they’re not sold in the same way. The Hot Dog is sold kind of as a perk, and they make most of their money from memberships, BUT the price has stayed the same for a long time. Either way I get it almost every time.


EricC137

Costco is a bit different because the hotdog is just a marketing product. When the average shopper in the store is spending $100+ they can afford to take a loss on cheap ass hotdogs.


royal_friendly

Yes, the loss leader when done right is a really valuable ploy to get you into a store.


juggling-monkey

Same goes for restaurants like the olive garden in time square. They lose money each year but they are paying for advertising. Every movie filmed, picture taken, tour etc that happens in time square will have that brand in the background.


MechaNickzilla

I’m not arguing with you but I can honestly say I’ve never once noticed the Olive Garden in any movie, television show or photo that wasn’t an actual commercial for Olive Garden.


PastNectarine5852

Your comment sounds like an ad for the Endless Summer of Pasta going on now at participating Olive Garden locations, because after all When You're Here, You're Family


esoteric_enigma

Their servers can make bank though. I knew someone who was a server at Applebee's at Time Square and they were making like $400 in tips a day.


RegulatoryCapture

That's surprising because I feel like the people who are in NYC and choose to eat at the Times Square Applebees are probably NOT the biggest tippers...


Wrightwrong

The Costco hotdog is a loss leader like the rotisserie chicken. It gets you in the door and good luck getting out of Costco without spending at least a hundred dollars.


blackdesertnewb

Lol. I used to live across the street from a Costco in nova. Would regularly go in and only buy a rotisserie and a hotdog combo. Nothing else. .. well. That and all the other times I blew my entire cheque there….


WarblingWalrusing

This cost $4 where I am Edit: Lol, I did not get the reference to the "on the can" thing. I've neither seen nor heard of the show, Atlanta (apologies to the fans).


karkatstrider

report any shops you see marking up the tea from the 99¢ it has written on the can to the company. they actually take those reports seriously


InformationHorder

In Hawaii they cost $1.50 and don't have the 99 cents price printed on the can. Leads me to believe that's sanctioned by the company if its not even on the can there.


natphotog

They definitely do different runs for different regions. In Canada for example it’s $1.29, which is the equivalent of about 99 cents in the states.


BHTAelitepwn

It enjoys some kinda hipster shit status in Europe. Decent markups but nothing wild


karkatstrider

i have no doubt. im saying the company itself says youre not allowed to charge more than 99¢ for it. genuinely, they say to report any shops you see doing that, and theyll force the shop to sell it for the right price or to pull it from their shelves


standard_candles

Founder did an AMA and that's how I know that!


GoPeeOutside

for a can? Heres its $4 for a gallon


KavikWolfDog

So it's cheaper than gas now.


sayfriend

A dollar in about INR 80. Street food in India starts at around INR 10. Water bottles and packaged snacks such as chips and cookies cost between INR 10 to 20. Local city buses cost about the same. Most vegetables (leafy) are under INR 20, a bag of rice and lentils could be around INR 50. We still have INR 1 in circulation and you can get candies, chewing gums for that price.


shreeshamokhashi

An entry level doctor consultation at their private clinic for $2. A specialist doctor consultation at a multi-practice (like Apollo, Fortis) for $10. Some of the most expensive doctors in metro cities somewhere around $20 for a consultation.


a-thang

You can get an unlimited Thali for Rs70 in many some "bhojnalayas". So with a dollar you can easily have lunch and buy an ice-cream from the remaining 10 rs.


sayfriend

Pretty healthy food too, in those thalis. Also students go to these food mess that have thalis for less than Rs. 50 (even cheaper, if you pay monthly).


a-thang

Yeah it is a complete vegetarian meal any doctor who recommend. I have eaten both the mess thali and bhojnalayas thali and I would always choose latter. There is just something different about these bhojnalayas thali.


Jimoiseau

Never thought I'd see a mess thali vs bhojnalayas thali debate on Reddit. Mainly because I have no idea what any of those words mean.


mars_needs_socks

Me neither but I'm firmly in camp bhojnalayas because the other thali sounds like a mess.


theyellowpants

It’s like a buffet that comes to you on your plate


freakedmind

Adding on to Indian prices: * Around 2 loaves of bread * Large fresh fruit juice at a vendor * 6-8 Samosas (savory deep fried pastry) * 4 cigarettes (yes you get loose cigs very easily) * About 2 L of coke * 300-400 g pack of oreos * Over 5 packets of Ramen (since a lot of people are mentioning Ramen) If you want to know about other stuff just reply :)


sayfriend

Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention chai.


VivaciousVal

About 7 cups of chai Edit maybe 3 if you're in a big city


no_talent_ass_clown

THIS is why, after going to India 5 winters in a row, I cannot pay $10 for a masala dosa in Seattle. I haven't eaten Indian dishes that I haven't cooked myself since late 2019.


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sucka_6350

This list man, candies for 8 cents? Im jealous


urinmyspot

Dont be. People with PhDs get around 520$/month.


eelkezoon

Candies for 1/80th of a dollar, so 1.25 cents


AvianProtogen

Mugged by a crack head.


sucka_6350

Lol


soloapeproject

Rent on a shopping trolley.


Loki-L

It is more like a deposit than like rent since you get your coin back when you put the shopping cart back. You only lose the coin when you don't bring back the cart. So in practice you can buy the cart for a single coin. In fact if you put the coin into the first cart in the corral instead of the last, you can get an entire column of chained together shopping carts for a single coin. It is really quite cheap all things considered.


scragar

If you borrow another coin you can unlock them and relock them together so they're not inside one another but alongside letting you make a ridiculous trolly spiral.


92894952620273749383

This is the lock picking lawyer and today.... >If you borrow another coin you can unlock them and relock them together so they're not inside one another but alongside letting you make a ridiculous trolly spiral. That's all i have for you today. If you have any comment or question, please put them below. Have a nice day>


TheEnhancedExe

>In fact if you put the coin into the first cart in the corral instead of the last, you can get an entire column of chained together shopping carts for a single coin. Lmao. Never thought about that, but now I wanna try this.


mandrayke

Except although you'll have all the carts, you can still only use the one in front, because they are all interlocked. *"That still only counts as one!"*


digitalmofo

"Dude, if the nachos are stuck together, that's one nacho!"


JCXIII-R

Half a kilo of potatoes. It's depressing, prices have doubled in the blink of an eye. Netherlands by the way.


WitchHunterNL

1.4 cans of euroshopper energy drink 1 frikandelbroodje


Previous_Life7611

A cup of coffee. Two beers at the supermarket. Bread.


ovad67

Not a single item you list is under $3 where I live.


allanbc

I'm in Spain on vacation right now. I went to the local bakery yesterday and bought 4 large baguettes and a 1.5L bottle of water, refrigerated, for 3 euros. Felt a bit like robbery.


spaetzelspiff

A discarded coffee cup The excess foam on a PBR 2 loaves of Wonder "bread"


Victawr

A loaf of wonderbread is like $5 in Canada


funbobby66

Half a cup of coffee Half a beer Two loaves of bread


PissInMyAssPlzDaddy

TWO BEERS AT THE SUPERMARKET? In Norway one dollar will get you a lollipop.


Unaball3r

4 quarters


idonttuck

And that can get you 20 nickels. Now, back in my day nickels had pictures of bumble bees on them. “Gimme 5 bees for a quarter!”, you’d say. Now, where was I…


valuemeal2

Back in nineteen dickety two


sucka_6350

Bro


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Way better service in small transactions


spacesuitkid2

I hate it when I’m handed a Benjamin For the littlest shit! Like seriously bill! It was a dollar eighty! You do this every weekend. Your the first customer of the day and you hand me this! The largest denomination I have in the drawer is a 5 and there is only $100 in pure change in the drawer. I don’t give a shit if it’s legal tender I will not accept it cause that leaves absolutely no change for me for the rest of the day. Fuck you bill and see you next Saturday!


CalgaryChris77

Luckily dollar drink days are on at McDonald's so an Iced Coffee (if you ignore the tax). Otherwise, not much.


A_Generic_Canadian

I was going to guess Canada and then saw your username. Yep, the dollar store might actually have one or two things that are still at a dollar, but even they're up to $2-$5 for just about everything.


Nickster1619

Yeah but you can get $.88 chocolate bar there and sales tax will make it $1.05 in SK. I guess I’m Alberta you can get a chocolate bar with your dollar since there’s no PST


tinyhorseintapshoes

Random list Bake goods at the "day old" " used bread store", bakery outlet. Canned vegetables Ramen 1 roll of toilet paper Table salt Bar of dove soap Toothbrush 1 lindor chocolate ball Scratcher lottery ticket The smile of the person at the ice cream stand when I put it in the tip jar. Best thing.


BigUptokes

>*used bread store* The *what*?


noturtles

You know. The store for bread that's been previously owned and lightly used and refurbished.


BigUptokes

*Bread, previously loafed.*


irregulargnoll

For Sale: Used Bread, Never Eaten.


PaththeGreat

Oh, sort of like a beer brewery


Lonecoon

I'm certain what they mean is the discount bakery. It's sort of a charity store that sell not yet or slightly expired baked goods. But I will be calling them used bread store from now on, thanks.


grandpathundercat

It's a bakery outlet. They bring the not so fresh breads that didn't sell at the stores to a distribution center and sell it dirt cheap which is great because most molds that grow on bread die if it's refrigerated so I just throw the bread in the fridge and it's lasted months without going bad and thirty seconds in an air fryer brings back all the softness of fresh bread.


DementiaCat0515

Roll of toilet paper - $1 Toothbrush - $1 The smile of ice cream guy getting a tip? - Priceless


Skeletonzac

Jack and shit. And Jack just left town.


wheres_jaykwellin_at

At least you can sleep soundly knowing that you're Total Badass Ash Williams


kimmytwoshoes

Any size soda at McDonald’s without the tax of course


mwason

Permission to use a shopping cart.


FranzAllspring

Cheap non sparkling water 0.5L


Miss-Indigo

€0.95


TheClayroo

A chocolate bar at Dollorama.


terabithya

1 chewing gum or beer I guess.


GoPeeOutside

Idk where I could find a $1 beer in the US, unless its shit that fell out of the box and is stagnant.


DGlen

Could get a 30 pack for $30 if that counts.


jspencer734

A Hot Wheels or Matchbox car fun fact: they were a dollar back when I was a kid, and are *still* a dollar now that my son's collecting them


desgoestoparis

I could say one “fuck” in front of a kid with a swear jar


Ondreas_

480 ml of gasoline (On really cheap spot) or Bottle of beer or Packet of crisps Edit: Sorry fellow redditors I used outdated data on the gas prices, so you can actually buy more gas with one $.


deft_not_a_throwaway

A baguette. Almost.


CXyber

So just a bag?


deft_not_a_throwaway

In french, -ette means little. Ex: A girl = une fille, a little girl = une fillette So no, a bag would be more than a baguette here.


CXyber

Damn that is depressing, so just an ette


portlyplants40

Or perhaps a baguettette?


sucka_6350

*almost*


Double-Passenger4503

2 insta cup ramens