$.25 in America: a gumball.
$.25 in Indonesia: an ice cream cone.
$.50 in America: Tri-C parking
$.50 in Indonesia: an ojek (motorcycle taxi) ride to school.
$2.00 in America: coke at a restaurant
$2.00 in Indonesia: entree at a restaurant
$2.50 in America: coffee
$2.50 in Indonesia: tank of gas
$3.00 in America: movie popcorn
$3.00 in Indonesia: movie
$5.00 in America: fingernail polish removal
$5.00 in Indonesia: hour long massage
$10.00 in America: Downtown 3-hour parking
$10.00 in Indonesia: phone and internet for a month
$12.00 in America: tolls between Chicago and Cleveland
$12.00 in Indonesia: a 2-hour taxi ride
$40.00 in America: a new pair of shoes
$40.00 in Indonesia: a house helper for a month
$50.00 in America: a tank of gas
$50.00 in Indonesia: a flight to Bali
I’ve been awfully spoiled.