With the recession supposedly coming to an end, it’s amazing how it is Canada’s recovering economy that is the role model for other countries’ economic conditions. With more than 75% of jobs lost during the recession now recovered, the Canadian economy is the only one of seven democracies expected to return to its natural state by the year 2015.

From $1 Bus Rides to Credit Crunch Caffeine Promos, check out these recession-inspired innovations and see how the world population has adapted through this economic crisis.