From Brooklyn to Brixton

The Euro.

Used as the official currency in 16 member states of the EU, the idea of having one currency for the European Community was first put forward in the 1970s in the Werner Report.   The Maastricht Treaty (1992) made the Economic and Monetary Union (euro) part of EU law and set out a plan for the single currency to be established by 1999.

FACTS

Member states include: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden & The United Kingdom

Exchange rate: €1  = $1.3577

Usage:  Daily by approximately 327 million Europeans

 

Blueprint 3 purchased in USA by Brooklynite = $11.99

Blueprint 3 purchased in USA by Brixtonite (hunh?) = €8.83

 

 

 

Macbook Pro – 13″ purchased in USA by an American = $1,199

Macbook Pro – 13″ purchased in USA by a Frenchman = €883

 

Season Tickets to New York Yankees (Field Seats) purchased in USA by Idaho potato farmer = $20, 250

Season Tickets to New York Yankees (Field Seats) purchased in USA by Ireland potato farmer = €14,914

 

 

View of the Brooklyn Bridge as an American and Briton = PRICELESS

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