i dont know if anyone has recommended this before but here goes.
i think you should have a section...a comparison section in relation to price averages on what one pays...
you could do it by city or by country but we all know from city to city it can vary eg sydney and melbourne
having the below would give people a good idea of the cost of living, daily expenditure, budgets...
Average Beer Costs:
Singapore 8 SDollars
New York 5 USD
Thailand 400 Baht
Sydney 2 dollars
Dublin 3 euro
Average Hostel Costs:
Sydney 35 Aus Dollars
Melbourne 25 Aus Dollars
Australia 400 dollars per month
Ireland 400 euro per month
There aren't enough discussions about prices and comparisons for it to have a separate forum (if that's what you meant by section). Threads like this could go to regional forums if it's specific enough, or the General Talk forum, where the description says "Anything travel related, that you cannot categorise, should be posted in this discussion area."
Or did you mean a section in the website?
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2007, at 4:54 AM by Hien ]
i was suggesting a separate forum...
I think that would be a useful idea. I am always interested in prices when I travel to a new country. I am sure that this idea is very helpful for new travellers. But I guess it should be in a section of the website and not as a seperate forum. There is actually nothing to discuss so why a forum? A price is a price and that is a fact...
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2007, at 5:14 AM by wouterrr ]
a new section
not a forum i meant...
That's good but in the third post you mentioned a new forum
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2007, at 5:27 AM by wouterrr ]
A new section in the website (under Tools?) would be good, provided that the admins agree to it.
Alternatively (that is if they don't agree to it), we can have a thread about it in the General Talk forum and
have it stickied so that it remains at the top of the thread list.
Whichever it is, a thread needs to be started first to compile the information from all around the world, like what we have done for the Packing list in this thread.
Looks like a good plan Hien. I can give all prices on India, Egypt and the Netherlands...
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2007, at 5:46 AM by wouterrr ]
That's a great idea!!
I could do prices for Iceland..
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 13, 2007, at 5:52 PM by angela_ ]
Maybe a candidate for a survey?
What would be the exact things of interest?