What can you buy for five dollars?
That depends where you live both in terms of what the five dollars is worth and what is available.
fivedollarcomparison.org is an interesting little initiative from the Nokia design lab. Folks from around the world are submitting what they can buy for five dollars wherever they are. Or wherever they've been.
interesting form of field research, crowd sourcing and social anthropology for those interested in those sorts of interesting things.
I've submitted two purchases thus far:
Urn of brewed coffee at Intelligensia in Chicago.
The coffee experience, which has grown very individualized, becomes a nice shared experience for two when drinking from the same urn. All for the price of one triple venti Carmel machiato.