What Does One Lazy Dollar Buy You Around The World?

The Aussie dollar is copping an absolute pasting at the moment, whacked again last week to tally up a whopping 18 per cent fall in just the last six months.

That’s the biggest slide over a six month period since the GFC, when things went really pear-shaped.

So we thought we’d take a quick tour around the world – courtesy of an internet powered bus – to see what one Aussie peso would buy us today. Here are the results.

1 AUD = 4.85 Chinese Yuan

= Two tickets to ride, on the local tram

Image: Spreng Ben, via Flickr

Image: Spreng Ben, via Flickr

1 AUD = 0.69 Euros

= 0.5L bottle of local beer from a Spanish supermarket

Image: Mircea Turcan, via Flickr

Image: Mircea Turcan, via Flickr

1 AUD = 0.78 US Dollars

= 100g of fruit rock candy from the biggest lollies shop in the world

Image: Hernan Seoane, via Flickr

Image: Hernan Seoane, via Flickr

1 AUD = 92 Japanese Yen

= 2 minute local phone call on a prepaid mobile

Image: Shinichi Higashi, via Flickr

Image: Shinichi Higashi, via Flickr

1 AUD = 2.02 Brazilian Reals

= One head of lettuce at the local shops

Image: ...your local connection, via Flickr

Image: …your local connection, via Flickr

1 AUD = 8.98 South African Rand

= One quarter of a poached ox tongue lunch at a restaurant

Image: Kake, via Flickr

Image: Kake, via Flickr

1 AUD = 11.5 Mexican Peso

= 1.5km taxi ride into town

Image: Inti, via Flickr

Image: Inti, via Flickr

1 AUD = 5.9 Egyptian Pounds

= Half a bowl of tomato soup at a cafe

Image: Jing Hong, via Flickr

Image: Jing Hong, via Flickr

Main Image: Evangelio Gonzalez, via Flickr