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51. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Quoting loubylou

Quoting MerB

Actually do all these figures MEAN anything to anybody??

I.e., where do you go to find out what the value of a foreign currency actually is? Are there any annual booklets published on it??

There is a currency conversion website which is really easy to use and gives you the latest currency rate for any conceivable currency in circulation. Maybe this would help us all understand the costs to us in our own currencies?!

Donna

No I don't mean currency conversion but what you actually Get for your money i.e. what your money will actually buy in the new country

Something like a cost-of-living index

52. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

There are lists of how expensive countries are to live in (ranked 1-100). The only cost of living index I can think of off the top of my head is the 'Big Mac' index published by the Economist. This compares the price of Big Macs (surprisingly!) around the world to show comparatively how expensive a country is. Maybe there are other cost of living indexs other people know about?

53. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Quoting loubylou

Maybe there are other cost of living indexs other people know about?

This thread is a bit like a cost of living index Depends how you interpret the word living

54. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Yes, that is right, this thread is a bit of a cost-of-living index, the beer index. Of course you have to read through six pages to get ur info. It makes me think, I don't know if its a bit over the top, could something like that be started here? A list of a few essential/iconic items, in table form, with the members posting the cost in their countries. Just a thought,.
I have looked at the 'bigmac index' thanks that is a starter however a bit complicated for my mind
I see you can actually quite easily search for 'cost of living index' on google if you have a specific country in mind but not for various countries by comparison
I actually ran into some software in the process of doing this but it is not free meant for businesses who need to arrange foreign allowances
Actually a simple pamplet like this should be available at all airports and travel agents
then you don't have to end up living on cheese pies for a month like once happened to me
Maybe I am just not economically gifted

55. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

In London the variation in costs is massive. In some pubs (and I don't mean Wetherspoons, just normal pubs) you can still get a pint of bitter for well under £2. Pub down the road will be charging you practically £3. And once you get into bars you can be paying a fortune, was somewhere a few nights ago charging four quid for a little bottle (not a pint) of lager. Shocking.

56. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

There's a pub by me "The Lescar" in Sheffield, where its £1.60 for a pint of Lager!! So cheap.

I call it The Lung-scar cos its so damn smoky in there though.

57. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

There's a pub by me "The Lescar" in Sheffield, where its £1.60 for a pint of Lager!! So cheap.

I call it The Lung-scar cos its so damn smoky in there though.

Only until next summer though, when the ban comes in...

58. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Big bottle of beer in Myanmar can range from 750 kyats (about 75 US cents) to 1,500 kyats (about 1.5 USD) depending where you buy it.
Nice drop too, Myanmar and Mandalay brand names.
Bought a large bottle of Myanmar dark rum in Mandalay for 700 kyat.
Did the job!!!

59. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 10y

Quoting Cbppc25

No French replies yet? Here, I pay about 2.40 for a half and about 4.15 for a pint. In costs more in Paris, i just cant remember.

Expensive, but in Germany I was paying 2 euros/pint. Much better.

In Paris, it's almost a daylight robbery.
Pint of guiness between 6.50€ & 7.50€
In general, for a pint, except for happy hours, you have to pay between 5€ (heineken - if you're lucky) and 7.50€.

60. Posted by pendermark (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Looks like this ones been quiet for awhile, but seeing as how this is how i found the site.... a bottle of Kokanee on pender island will cost you $ 4.50 canadian an imported beer about $5.25 and a pint of blue about the same. In victoria you can pay a bit more sometimes less but a pint of stella on tap can cost you $7.50 ! i'll stick with my Kokanee thanks !

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