Economists study something called purchasing power parity. Basically, how far will a dollar go in Argentina, Italy, or the US? They gauge this by looking at a comparable basket of goods and services across nations.
Many Somali transplants in the US feel that their homeland is being ignored by international donors and different group around the country are trying desperately to raise money to help famine victims back home.
The Economist magazine released its list of the world's most expensive cities this week. Cracking the top 10 were two Australian cities: Sydney and Melbourne. It's not just expensive to live there; it's expensive for tourists to visit.
The World's Adeline Sire was born in France, and she plans to vote in this weekend's French presidential election. She has a snapshot of going to the polls in Massachusetts for the first round election two weeks ago.