f stop wrote:
US, deep south
just checked the avg. gas prices for Georgia and Alabama (the deep south), as of today they are $2.55 and $2.56.
"local beer" is very vague. you can buy a 30 pack of domestic beer in the US for under $15. these are 12 oz beers, so about 21 half liter, poland sized beers, for $15. less than $1 per half liter of brew. a good import goes for around $25 per case.
i don't eat at McDonald's, but I know a run of the mill cheeseburger can be bought at McD's for $1.
i also think your car insurance quote is a bit off. sure, in the deep south you can insure a car for $50/month, but when you get into the bigger cities on the east/west coast, it can easily triple. most people in NJ where I'm from can't get insurance policies for under $1200 a year.
only the big thick Sunday papers get to be over a dollar. otherwise, papers in a local town are 50 cents or even less. even daily papers in NYC are 50 cents.
all in all, a decent list f stop. if you are in fact in the deep south, we certainly have different perspectives regarding price, but no matter where you are in America, it's entirely cheaper to be there than in Poland. i'm still baffled every day with how expensive things are here vs. there, real estate first and foremost.