What stuff costs in foreign countries
Ok, ok so we all know that if you live in NYC or Maui you pay through the nose for stuff. Its the same in every country, big cities cost more than little ones. Here in China where I'm visiting this week, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are more expensive than other places. But there are some really good deals. Let's post some, I'll start.
Nanjing, China: Annual Tuition, including dormitory to Nanjing Medical University is 9800 RMB. That's right struggling students, you can go to medical school at the equivalent of a US State University for $1209.88 per year, including your dormitory. Throw in books etc and you can complete med school for under $5000.00 US dollars.
Xinghua, China (sp??): Ralph Lauren Polo golf shirts. The real thing. "6 days we work for Ralph Lauren, the 7th day, we work for ourselves." $4.00 each
Most anywhere is China you can have a nice lunch for $.44. A Coke in the can will cost you 1.7 RMB, about $.21. You can get it warm in a cup for $.12
Oh, but don't think that the Chinese government doesn't see taxation of luxury goods as a means to support the state. A $95,000 dollars BMW 760 will cost you $209,877 dinero in this fine country. IN other words, if you don't need it to survive and its excessive consumption, expect a 100% tax on it. Things like Fords, VW's and such are pretty much the same as in the USA. Audi's are a bit more from the beginnings of punitive taxation at that luxury level.
Any other around the world examples?