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    Just wanna know what people pay for different normal things, in US Dollar currency.

    Here, in Norway:
    20 pack with cigarettes: 14$.
    1 litre Smirnoff: 67$
    1,5 litre coke: 3$
    1 Bread: 2$
    1 new CD: 40$
    1 litre gasoline: 2.5$
    500 gram beef: 25$
    1 litre milk: 2$
    1 0,5 litre glass of beer on the pubs: 12$
    1 six pack with beer (0,5l), 25$

    That's a few things in norway.

    What about the other places?

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    Ozzy era?

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    Default Re: Prices in your area, and where

    Originally Posted By: Raven Rider Just wanna know what people pay for different normal things, in US Dollar currency.

    Here, in Norway:
    20 pack with cigarettes: 14$.
    1 litre Smirnoff: 67$
    1,5 litre coke: 3$
    1 Bread: 2$
    1 new CD: 40$
    1 litre gasoline: 2.5$
    500 gram beef: 25$
    1 litre milk: 2$
    1 0,5 litre glass of beer on the pubs: 12$
    1 six pack with beer (0,5l), 25$

    That's a few things in norway.

    What about the other places?
    Beefs $25 a pound? 6 beers $25? I'd be a sober vegatarian if I lived in Norway.
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    In Louisville Ky beer $1.99 six pack if old milwalkee
    cig $2.50 a pack for gerneric
    meat free if you can hunt about $2.99 pound for hamburger
    bread $.99 a loaf
    milk $1.99 gal.
    I am glad every day i live in Kentucky. The taxes arn't too bad the utilties are low law enforcement isnt overpowering the courts work most of the time. The only real problem is too much country and bluegrass music. But in Louisville Ozzy is one of the most popular bands on the radio along with Lynard Skynard Metalica and Led Zepplin

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    Originally Posted By: Guillesab Ozzy era?
    I'm damned to a life in hell.
    Sorry, my brain is not home today.
    I think it went to Japan.

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    Here, in Brazil:
    20 pack with cigarettes: 24$.
    1 litre Smirnoff: 7$
    1,5 litre coke: 1$
    1 Bread: 1$
    1 new CD: 15$
    1 litre gasoline: 1$
    500 gram beef: 8$
    1 litre milk: 0.8$
    1 0,5 litre glass of beer on the pubs: 1.5$
    1 six pack with beer (0,5l), 7$
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    24$ for cigs?
    What the hell.

    7$ for 1l Smirnoff?
    What the hell.

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    Brazil, the heavy metal land, bro
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    Someone please send me a plane ticket to brasil.
    I'm gonna quit smoking and get drunk more often.

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    Well, it's a pack with 20 marlboro boxes... LOL And I don't smoke, so I couldn't care less
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    Ok, good.
    I'm gonna quit smoking, and that quickly.
    I meant of course 14$ for each box, which contains 20 cigs.

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    Hell. Here you can get 20 cigarrets for.. one dollar and a half I said 20 dollars for... 20 boxes with 20 cigarrets each.. Do the math!
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    The prizes is not the worst.
    There are damn much fees.
    And the taxes, i have to pay 30% of total income each year.

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    Originally Posted By: Raven Rider The prizes is not the worst.
    There are damn much fees.
    And the taxes, i have to pay 30% of total income each year.
    We work 186 days a year just to pay taxes, my friend
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    How much tax?
    I think i'll live as a caveman for the rest of my life.
    Unless i have to pay some kind of fee for living in a cave.

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    Originally Posted By: Raven Rider How much tax?
    I think i'll live as a caveman for the rest of my life.
    Unless i have to pay some kind of fee for living in a cave.
    Can I live in a nudism beach instead of a cave?
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    Go ahead.
    Enjoy the life.

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    Pack of cigarettes: about 4$
    Glass of beer: depends on the place, about 4$ too
    Gallon of gasoline: varies daily, but yeah, about 4$ too
    3 Liter coke: about 5$
    CD: about 12$ depends on what music.
    Bottle of Absolut: about 25$
    Internet (monthly, cable modem 512k): 50$

    I'll add some more later
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    In Ontario, Canada
    25 pack with cigarettes (they dont come in 20s really): 10$.
    1 litre Smirnoff: 20$
    1,5 litre coke (1.5 litres, really? ours come in 1 or 2): 2$ for a 2 litre
    1 Bread: 1$
    1 new CD: 13$
    1 litre gasoline: 1.1$ (I drive a diesel, $.90 a litre)
    500 gram beef: 2$
    1 litre milk: 2$
    1 0,5 litre glass of beer on the pubs: 2-4$
    1 six pack with beer (0,5l), 9$

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    It's not necessary to copy my shopping list.
    I guess it makes it easier.

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    Hmmm...

    In Michigan right now:

    Smokes? I don't, so I don't know.

    Booze? I quit drinking, so I don't know either...

    Gas/petrol: Goes up and down like Paris Hilton's underwear. Right now it's about $3.15 per US gallon (we still use archaic measurements). I often buy gas in Canada.

    The Epiphone Tony Iommi SG I want so desperately: $495 at the local music dealer.
    He is not here. He has risen!

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    Originally Posted By: DiosSword Hmmm...

    In Michigan right now:

    Smokes? I don't, so I don't know.

    Booze? I quit drinking, so I don't know either...

    Gas/petrol: Goes up and down like Paris Hilton's underwear. Right now it's about $3.15 per US gallon (we still use archaic measurements). I often buy gas in Canada.

    The Epiphone Tony Iommi SG I want so desperately: $495 at the local music dealer.
    That's something I always wanted to know.
    Why the fuck USA uses inches, pounds, yards, gallon and mile?.. Just to be different from the rest of the world?
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    I read Raven Rider's post and I thought he was just joking. Everything is so expensive. I'm still not sure I believe all his prices.

    And Ray Rules is right, why the .... does the U.S. persist in using antiquated units of measure? Well, because they work perfectly well, but for everyone's benefit I will try to translate.

    In Santa Barbara, CA, USA, a relatively expensive place to live, here is what we pay:

    small and modest 4 bedroom, 2 bath home = $900,000.
    property taxes for this home = $6000 per year. This varies greatly depending on when you bought the home. If you bought my home last year, taxes would be $12000 per year. If you bought it 34 years ago when it was built, taxes might be $1000 per year.

    parking downtown: first 75 minutes free, $1.50 for each hour after that. This is a good deal relative to other cities. In Carpinteria, the town that I actually live in, there is no place where they require you to pay to park.

    gasoline: about $3.30 per gallon, which is about $.90 per litre.
    Our gasoline is always more than the rest of the country.

    beer: I think the beer manufacturers all want us to be alcoholics. If you buy one six-pack of Budweiser it is $6 or $7 plus taxes. If you buy a box with 24 cans it might be $12 to $14, so obviously buying more costs less per can. Each can contains 12 oz. so that is equal to about 0.4 litre. I know elsewhere the bottles or cans are larger.

    Smirnoff. I don't buy much hard alcohol (and never vodka) so I don't know the exact price. 750 ml of Jack Daniels might be $18. I'm not sure. Lots of taxes on liquor. Liquor is the one thing that is always sold in metric units, so no conversion is needed.

    Coke: I don't buy soft drinks. But probably $2 for a 2 litre bottle. I'm not sure. Soft drinks are often on sale for less.

    cigarettes: I've never bought a pack so I don't know what they cost. I have no idea (but I know it's a lot).

    bread: My kids like the good kind of bread, and its price just went up to $4.19. You could buy cheaper bread for less.

    hamburger: Again this varies by quality. My wife buys the meat with low fat, but I like the sizzing fat. Sizzling fat hamburger meat is about $2.99 per pound. A pound is close enough to 0.5 kg that no further adjustment is needed. Grocery stores often have sales where this meat costs much less so that you will go there and buy lots of other expensive things. If I am smart and go there just to buy the meat when it's cheap I can save a lot.

    Milk costs $3.50 a gallon, but if you buy two gallons it's about $5 or $2.50 each. Again, the grocery stores want us to buy more, more, more. No wonder Americans are fat. I have four kids so we go through milk fast. In litres, that's almost $1.00.

    CDs, about $10 to $12. Luckily I listen to old, not so popular music so they cost less. Haha.




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    If you don't believe me, take your next vacation to norway and see for yourself.

    I was a little wrong about the beer here.
    The most expensive 6-pack (Haakon) costs 35$ (from the Mack breweries), most common beer, Mack Pilsner, is about 30$.
    On the other hand, 6-pack with Tuborg costs 25$.

    And according to Wikipedia, living costs 30% more than the United States.

    Another thing, if i don't have a family here, i would be out of this country long ago.

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    Well, now I know you weren't joking with us. Please forgive me, but I do not travel internationally. I honestly did not know things were so expensive in Norway.
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    In the US, it depends on where you are - In Boston, a carton of Marlboros is about $52. In New York City, almost $70. In Florida, about $28. Taxes vary in each state, and so do incomes. All I know is, when I quit smoking, it was about $1.80 a pack, and now they're like $5.20. Can't answer much for alcohol, as I don't drink. Gasoline here is in gallons, not litres. Right now, low-grade gas is about $3.07 per gallon but changes every day. A gallon of milk is $4. Loaf of bread, $2.50 or $3, depending.

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    1 gallon is 3.78 litres.

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