What can you buy for five dollars?

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To explore the relative value of five dollars we are collecting examples from around the world by asking people to submit photos of objects or services that cost the equivalent of $5. Participate...

â¬3.10

€3.10

$4.50 for a jar of extra spicy imported mustard.

$4.50 for a jar of extra spicy imported mustard.

 
The default door to door rate using a local taxi company (Afghan Logistics) for journey's within Kabul with English speaking driver and radio controlled car. Each additional stop en route costs $4. 

Costs $5 with payment in US dollars preferred over the local Aghani currency. The costs is around 4 times a regular taxi but reflects the perceived risk of' going local' in a city where foreigners are considered high risk targets for kidnapping, where there there is no public street lighting and roads may or may not be paved.

Kabul, Afghanistan 5$
Chivay, Peru 5$ taxi fare (no idea of the nb of kilometers though)
nazca, peru what: coconut topped flan and coffee
where: El Ricon Cuban Restaurant, Culver City CA 
cost: $5 even. 

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240 Afghanis ($4.80)

Kabul, Afghanistan Value meal #2 with extra chicken pieces at Kabul Fried Chicken. The shop is fronted by what appears to be a proper KFC sign - although it's not an official franchise. And the food? Greasy chicken hell.

240 Afghanis ($4.80)

Kabul, Afghanistan R$7.60

2 slices of Marguerita

Super famous, super delicious.  Legend has it that the pizzas were mediocre but since Guanabara was the only place open till 5AM, it became really famous amongst the party goers in Rio de Janeiro.  she said she got them for under 5 bucks ~1/2 pound French roast coffee. Woodland Hills, USA. $5 A bundle of 25 stick toothbrushes or to strictly correct chewsticks. The design is relatively sophisticated - pre-bristled.

250 Afghanis (10 Afghanis per stick). 

Titanic Market, Kabul, Afghanistan. Three confectionary drinks, Hawaiian BBQ fast-food, Santa Monica, California. $5. $4.50 for a jar of extra spicy imported mustard. 5 fresh Bavarian-style pretzels, $1 each. Alpine Market, Torrence California. R$8
Torta Limão, Café, Biscoito e Aguá

Nostro Caffe, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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what : Brown Butter Almond Fig Tart
where: Akasha Bakery, Culver City CA 
cost : $5.50 (but i was mistakenly charged $4.75)

<a href="http://fivedollarcomparison.org/">fivedollarcomparison.org/</a> Five black and white passport photos taken with a box camera  - the 'shutter speed' is dependent on how long he removes the lens cap. Takes 7 minutes to develop the photo - trays of solution lie inside the box. Downside? The crowd that formed to watch the spectacle made our local fixer nervous. 

240 Afghanis

Streets of Kabul, Afghanistan Five prints of varying qualities, including a lovely rendition of mullahs in space.

250 Afghanis

Kabul, Afghanistan. R$8.00.  Super Healthy Hamburger + Salad + Chips (French or Freedom Fries, depending where you live)



BBLanches, Sandwich/Juice Bar in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro

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this model, the original style can be bought for cheaper whilst fashion versions might be three times this price

Almost any shop in Brazil

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R$8.00

Garcia &amp; Rodrigues, a Delicatessen in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro.

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R$8.00

Garcia &amp; Rodrigues, a Delicatessen in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro.

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R$7.50

Polis-Sucos, a juice/sandwich bar in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro.

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R$7.99

Prezunic SuperMarket, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

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R$8.90 (tiny bit more than $5.00) 

Prezunic SuperMarket, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

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R$8.00.  Prezunic SuperMarket, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

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Not the whole leg, just 1kg.
Prezunic SuperMarket, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

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Prezunic SuperMarket, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

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One Boba Tea (Bubble Tea) and one slightly-less-than-orange juice. About $5 in the Sunset District, San Francisco. A motorbike rider with minimal bargaining for 2 hours.

170 Baht

Bangkok, Thailand One Tsingtoa beer costs 35 RMB - many times the local average but includes use of the VIP room which comes with its own mini disco dance floor, and as many all-singing all-dancing girls as you want to share the beer with. 

The venue makes its money not only from the overpriced beer, but that the accompanying ladies are able to drink most punters under the table. Expect to go through numerous bottles in a sharp fashion, and to be offered additional services, though this depends on the venue, the time of the evening that you go and whether you go in a all male group.

Handan, China

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