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What will £10 buy you around the world?

by LaurettaCWright
What will £10 buy you around the world?

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.

How much will £10 get you?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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16 comments

Laura 14th February 2018 - 1:33 am

I love things like this as I am always fascinated by what is going on in the countries and how much it costs – also loving that South Africa is on the list

Laura x

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LaurettaCWright 14th February 2018 - 7:30 am

Thanks Laura – big fan of S.Africa myself as you know!

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Kirsty 13th February 2018 - 1:30 pm

It’s amazing to see how many Big Macs you could get for £10 especially in South Africa. That’s an incredible jump!

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LaurettaCWright 14th February 2018 - 7:32 am

We went a couple of years ago and it was so affordable,

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rachel 12th February 2018 - 5:25 pm

This was such an interesting read and I was even Googling other things I could buy for £10!

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LaurettaCWright 12th February 2018 - 5:28 pm

It’s interesting isn’t it Rachel?!

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Bryanna Skye 12th February 2018 - 1:18 pm

This is so interesting– wish I’d seen this before my holiday! I’ll bookmark for next time 🙂

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LaurettaCWright 12th February 2018 - 1:28 pm

Thanks Bryanna – great to know you found it useful though – thanks.

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Charli 11th February 2018 - 9:40 pm

Wow, the cost of water in UAE is quite astonishing!
C x

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LaurettaCWright 11th February 2018 - 11:13 pm

Isn’t it just – I never would have thought!

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Lilinha 11th February 2018 - 9:31 pm

It is very interesting to see what you can buy with a tenner in other countries!
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LaurettaCWright 11th February 2018 - 11:13 pm

It’s amazing how far it will go in some destinations.

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Hannah Denton 11th February 2018 - 3:48 pm

Oh my gosh that’s so interesting! I’m going on Canada this year…I best get stashing up on Water now ha ha!

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LaurettaCWright 11th February 2018 - 6:05 pm

Yes ….! Just in case 🙂

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Mellissa Williams 11th February 2018 - 3:28 pm

That is really interesting, as I am thinking of going to the far east and wondered what countries were cheap for tourists. You can get a lot of beers for £10 in Vietnam!

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LaurettaCWright 11th February 2018 - 6:05 pm

You most certainly can!

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