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10 Amazing Things $10 Can Buy You Around The World

Updated on January 5, 2014

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What Can You Do With $10 Around The Wold?

Thinking of travelling the world? Here's a handy article for your budget planning. After some thorough research, I've put together 10 amazing, and rather surprising things you $10 can buy you around the world.

Should we also rank it in terms of value for money and awesomeness? Why not?

Let's dive straight it!

9. Australia - 4 Bottles of Water

In Australia $10 will get you 4 bottles of water and leave you with a bit of spare change, as the average cost of a bottle is $2.30.

Australia has a fairly high cost of living, which seems to be directly proportional with their high wages. Actually, Australia has the highest minimum wage rate in the world, of $16.88 per hour for an adult.

10. United States - 2 Beers

In United States $10 are not exactly a fortune, but fortunately you can at least buy 2 beers. Therefore, if you are on a night out with your bodies, at least you know you can afford to have 2 drinks. Not too bad, is it?

The minimum wage in America is $7.25 per hour, so I guess you will only have to work less than 1 hour and a half to enjoy those tasty, cold and fresh beverages.

If you were in America, maybe visiting New York or San Francisco, what would you spend you $10 on?

Cafe con Leche
Cafe con Leche

8. Spain - 6 Cafes Con Leche

If you ever find yourself in Spain, the land of Flamenco and delicious tapas (meal tasters of Spanish origin), $10 can buy you 6 delicious coffees with milk. Fortunately this price seems to keep the same from the smallest Spanish village to the top bars in Madrid and Barcelona.

7. England - 6 McDonald's Mayo Chicken

When in England, the land of Royalty and good football, $10 can just about get you 6 of McDonald's cheapest, yet delicious, burgers, their 'Mayo Chicken'. This price is standard wherever you go, thanks to good old McDonalds, so if you are on a tight budget you can count on this.

This is a rather good deal taking into account that 1 dollar can buy you only 0.61 Sterling Pounds.

5. Philippines - 10 Massages

You must have heard about those relaxing, and amazingly cheap, massages you can get on the street in Philippines, didn't you? Well, here a rather amazing fact - they only cost $1.

So with $10 you can treat yourself like a queen, or king, and give yourself 10 massages. Pretty awesome, huh?

6. Russia - 20 Bus Tickets or 2 Cinema Tickets

Although not all costs in Russia are as cheap, with $10 you buy buy 20 bus tickets, or more, irrespective of how long your journey is.

However, if you speak Russian you can also get two cinema tickets for $10. Read more info about the cost of living in Russia here -

0.50 per bus ticket, irrespective of journey length

3. Sierra Leone - 10 Bags of Clean Water

Sierra Leone is the country with the lowest minimum wage in the entire world, of $0.03 per hour. Due to this, the cost of living is also fairly cheap, especially for the foreign visitors.

In Sierra Leone, $10 can buy you 10 bags of clean water, usually weighing 10 liters each.

4. India - 20 Liters of Milk

In India, $10 will buy you up to 20 bottles of milk, that only cost $0.50 per liter.

Although this may seem like a bargain for most tourists, in India this cost is rather high. On a global scale, India is one of the countries with the lowest minimum wages in the world. A full-time worker in India earns a minimum wage of $3 a day, or less.

2. Cambodia - 10 Warm Meals

Cambodia offers a real bargain for $10, and that is 10 warm and generous traditional meals in a restaurant. If you are visiting Cambodia, find a cheap local restaurant and you could be eating for as cheap as $1 per meal. For 3 meals a day, you've got food covered for 3 days already, and breakfast on the last day.

Sounds great for a tight travel budget, doesn't it?

1. Thailand - 1 Night in a Hotel (For 2)

What has to be the best value for the $10 so far is this right here, a night in Thai hotel for only $10. Okay I'll be honest, it's actually $9 and is a double room for two.

I am sure you may find this hard to believe so I took a screen shot of deals, as of today, the time of this writing, for only 11 days ahead. Imagine if you planned this weeks or even months in advance?

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Bangkok Hotel For $10 or less
Bangkok Hotel For $10 or less
Bangkok Hotel For $10 or less

Should We Do A Quick Recap Of The 10 Amazing Things $10 Can Buy You Around The World

$10 or Less
United States
2 beers
4 bottles of water
6 coffees
6 McDonald's mayo chicken burgers
20 bus tickets or 2 cinema tickets
10 massages
20 bottles of milk
Sierra Leone
10 bags of clean water
10 warm meals
1 night in a hotel for 2


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      Toby 4 years ago

      I choose Cambodia, 10 warm meals for $10 sounds great to me! Of course 2nd candidate is Thailand...