SkypeOut costs about 2.5 cents CDN per minute to most places anywhere in the world. That's like 2 cents USD, or something. You have to put a minimum credit of 10 euros (~$14.27 CDN, which is like $12 USD) on your SkypeOut account, though.
And you lucky US customers can get a SkypeIn (beta) number, along with Skype Voicemail, for... 3 months for 10 euros, and 12 months for 30 euros. Amazing. WE NEED CANADIAN NUMBERS! AND BC NUMBERS, specifically!