A necessary widget to have on your desktop when you live in a foreign country is a currency converter.
When we first moved to Swaziland – whose currency is tied to the South African Rand, the US dollar to Rand ratio was 1:10. It was nice and easy to understand how much you were paying for things and we got a lot for our dollar.
It has since balanced back out to about 1:7 – which is more normal – but makes our budget tighter.
Today I had a momentous occasion! I had to convert from US dollar to Rand to understand how something compared to what we spend. I think I’m acclimating!