bill-swift - May 11, 2013
Five dollars might not seem like much, but it could buy you a whole crapload of bananas if you're broke and hungry--that is, if you happen to be in Ethiopia. You probably won't ever go hungry even with meager savings because if five bucks can get you 25 pounds of bananas, how much more can a hundred bucks get you?
Back in the good old US of A, you'll only be able to get 8.5 pounds of bananas and you'll have it much worse in France with only five pounds of bananas.
But enough of this monkey business, let's talk about the stuff that really matters: booze.
It should come as no surprise then that you'll be able to get the most bottles of beer out of five smackeroos in China. Let's just hope it's not laced with melamine or lead or that other sh't that'll eventually kill you.
The clip above by BuzzFeed gives more examples of how much (or how little) you can get with five dollars depending on where you are in the world. The good news is that the United States is somewhere in the middle. The bad news is that the United States somewhere in the middle. Glass half full and glass half empty; which one's yours?