What can you buy for 20 STEEM in Poland, Argentina and Chile by @papi.mati
There is more than one country which I can call "mine". I am from Poland, I am living in Argentina although I have spent few years in Chile and I may come back someday to live there. I will try to answer the contest question including the perspective of all that three countries
Assuming that 20 STEEM is worth 10 USD (currently a bit more, but let's simplify it). It would let me get:
|Chile||7 790 Chilean Pesos|
|Argentina||1750 Pesos Argentinos|
|Poland||39 Polish Złoty|
If you will use google to check the value, the amount suggested by the searcher with vary in Pesos Argentinos. That's because the country is in a huge crisis and currently Argentina has the third-highest inflation rate in the world. The government decided to limit selling and buying USD to stop inflation. It didn't work. Currently, we have the official rate which is in use while using bank services, and the blue rate for buying USD unofficially. I included the blue rate as all the cryptocurrencies are out of the bank infrastructure.
Let's assume we want to spend that money on the basics, like food. How much cheese or eggs could we buy for 20 STEEM? I tried to make a small research and include all the information in the table below. Notice that every single product would have to be bought separately. That means 20 STEEM in Chile allows to buy 1,2 kg of local Cheese OR (not "and") 42 eggs OR 2 kg of Chicken and so on...
|Cheese||1,2 kg||1,4 kg||3 kg|
|Chicken Fillets||2 kg||2,2 kg||4,8 kg|
|Milk||9,3 l||13,6 l||20 l|
|Bread||4 kg||5 kg||14 kg|
|Chocolate||5 u||13 u||3 u|
|Tomatoes||6,5 kg||5,3 kg||10 kg|
|Potatoes||9,2 kg||13,8 kg||25 kg|
|Bananas||7,3 kg||7,8 kg||13 kg|
|Apples||5,9 kg||9,8 kg||8,75 kg|
As you can see the crisis in Argentina makes the prices significantly lower than in other countries I have been living in. Going to the shop in Argentina with 20 STEEM I could buy approximately twice more products than in Poland or Chile. The only exception is the chocolate which remains very expensive here. If I would like to spend all my STEEM on the sweets, the best place to do it would be Poland, where I could buy 13 chocolates Milka for it (in Argentina only three).
While in Poland and Chile 20 STEEM would be enough to go out for a coffee and a piece of cake, in Argentina I could take with me two or even three friends. I could also go to the restaurant with my couple instead, while in Poland it would be possible only if we would decide to go to one of the so-called "milk bars" - the cheapest kind of restaurants which receive national donations to lower the price for the customers.
The price of the ticket to the cinema is almost similar in all three countries so I could use that money to go alone to see the selected movie. In Argentina, I would have enough money to buy popcorn while in Chile and Poland I'd have to spend a few extra STEEM to get it.
Argentina remains also the only country of three where 20 STEEM would be enough to go out to the theatre. Of course, it would depend on few things: seats right next to the stage are more expensive and events with special famous guests may be unavailable at that price as well.
20 STEEM is the average price of the book in Chile or Argentina. In Poland unfortunately I would need approximately 4 STEEM more to buy the book.
20 STEEM in all three countries is the money which could be used effectively on buying the groceries or rewarding ourselves with some small pleasure. Earning 20 STEEM daily would be enough to earn the average Argentinian salary and survive in the country (although it may be too little to live comfortably). In Poland and Chile, that amount of money doesn't allow to survive but it could be a nice bonus to the regular salary.
Thank you for reading,