The clever people at International Currency Exchange recently conducted some research to find out exactly how much £10 will buy in terms of items and day-to-day essentials around the world – from poolside beers to sun cream and big macs.
Some of the top findings included…
- Unless you’re jetting away to Austria or Denmark, you are better off purchasing sun cream abroad – with a tenner not even covering the cost of one bottle.
- While your £10 will stretch the furthest in Vietnam, milk is actually less affordable than in the UK.
- The United Arab Emirates is one of the more expensive countries across the board – except for when it comes to cigarettes, where only Vietnam offer cheaper rates.
Below is a table that shows you the equivalent currency of £10 and what it will buy you in some of the most popular destinations worldwide.
The research showed that while £10 may buy you 3.3 pints of beer here in the UK, in Vietnam, the same amount could buy you 21. Not only that, here in the UK, £10 could stretch as far as 11 bottles of water, while in the sweltering heat of Dubai, £10 will get you a mere 3.5 bottles.
Throughout the world, prices and currencies fluctuate – meaning you can get much more for you money in certain countries.
For example, in India, £10 will buy you 35.5 bottles of water, whereas in Canada, the same amount will get you a measly 6.4 bottle
What has been your best value buy? Mine was a 6ft giraffe purchased in Zimbabwe for £5 over 15 years ago – still takes pride of place in my living room!
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