I am sure that most of you who are reading this uses Microsoft office. While I would not be surprised to know that 90% of you would not have paid more than 5USD for that software. . . . (Well then that is not the right price)
MS Office would cost you much more than that. It would cost you 350USD or more. While most of us do not know that there are free softwares available for download which gives all that Microsoft Office provide you.
One I know and use is OpenOffice.Org. This is the office application available for free download and installation at openoffice website.
I can tell you its worth a try and you would find it equally efficient.