« love to have a flight to a rich country and seeing what everything is going to cost over there
just taking a 20 minute bus ride from the airport to the closest city will cost me the equivalent of a pretty good meal over here
living in Poland lets you forget that it's still relatively poor most of the time, but I just saw someone call $100 a "piddling amount". That's like, 20 hours of work to me. And I earn like twice the median income over here.
That's still less than minimum wage in the Netherlands though, which means that every trip there costs me a fortune. Train tickets are especially wild: a 1 hour trip will set me back 20 euros. But even food and drink are suddenly almost out of reach.
Anyway, not complaining: I have a pretty reasonable standard of living over here, it's just kind of weird to suddenly realize exactly *how* poor you are. »