Such is life in this world of currency exchange - aka FOREX (Foreign Exchange).
The USD is worth about $1.25 CAD these days and that means that the Yanks can buy 25% more goods North of the border. Great news for the hawks that are looking for deals.
How much is my currency worth relative to another?
How do I know what the purchasing power of my local currency is?
A funny unit of measure is the Big Mac Index… Here's the equivalent price of a Big Mac in Us Dollars around the world.