Czech Republic = cheapest - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > Europe: Western

Europe: Western Cafés, castles, architecture, art, wine, the Euro, gastronomy, let´s meet up, and pub crawls.! Oh oui, backpackers paradise...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Holland
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Czech Republic = cheapest

According to a recent research Czech Republic is the cheapest country in West Europe for holidays. France the most expensive.

Just wanted to share it with you..
ekantnl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Holland
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I found the top 5 cheapest European countries:

1. Czech republic
2. Hungary
3. Croatia
4. Turkey
5. Portugal
ekantnl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
lover of Germany
 
expatben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 2,670
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Poland is pretty darn cheap!
__________________
I have been to: Canada, USA, Iceland, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Germany, Sardinia, Switzerland, China, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Morocco.

Do to list: [color=blue][color=black] Australia, New Zealand, Austria India and Bolivia.

[color=blue][i][font=Verdana][color=black]"I'm just another stranger lookin' for the promised land"
expatben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 12:55 PM   #4
TPunk Moderator
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,401
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

What did they base this list on? Ukraine or some Balkan country should prob be #1.
Elizabeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
TPunk Recognized
 
ajb3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: London, England
Posts: 502
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Notice the OP states Western Europe. In Eastern Europe it'd be either Albania or Moldova.
__________________
Where I've been: Albania, Australia, Belguim, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Somaliland, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Transnistria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Uruguay Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Vietnam, Yemen

Where I'm going: Cyprus (June 2013)
ajb3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #6
lover of Germany
 
expatben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 2,670
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I wouldn't necessarily class the Czech Republic as western Europe which does raise further questions.
__________________
I have been to: Canada, USA, Iceland, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Germany, Sardinia, Switzerland, China, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Morocco.

Do to list: [color=blue][color=black] Australia, New Zealand, Austria India and Bolivia.

[color=blue][i][font=Verdana][color=black]"I'm just another stranger lookin' for the promised land"
expatben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #7
TPunk Moderator
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,401
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I'm talking about the second post, which doesn't specify western europe. I agree with the first post.
Elizabeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 04:05 PM   #8
 
SGRHewitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SGRHewitt Send a message via MSN to SGRHewitt Send a message via Skype™ to SGRHewitt
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by expatben View Post
I wouldn't necessarily class the Czech Republic as western Europe which does raise further questions.
Czech is definitely a border country, but with all these countries joining the EU... Whats the difference between East and West anymore, it'll still cost out the a** due to the exchange rate.
__________________
US Soccer and Toronto FC Fanatic.

July 23 - Sept 13: Back in Europe! Off to Brest, France for a French language course. Schedule is open before August 7 and after August 28, suggestions?
SGRHewitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 05:22 PM   #9
french touch
 
Esterina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Québec
Posts: 3,251
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I too thought that classifying Czech as a Western Europe country was strange.

Anyway, thanks for sharing ekantnl ! I'm sure this will help travelers make their choice of destinations.
__________________

people are people


Esterina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2008, 09:48 AM   #10
TPunk Recognized
 
MeTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to MeTurk
Default

Anything west of Germany is usually considered west but Spain and Italy could be seen as south. Germany is really considered west too even though it's central and anything east of Germany, South of Finland is eastern Europe. Russia is often seen as eastern Europe but I don't see them as being European at all even though their included in allot of European competitions. That's maybe why Poland and it's surrounding countries are sometimes called middle Europe but the media here, in the UK and on French/euronews their always described as Eastern Europe.

Cheapest country I was in was Slovakia, but I was in a small town in the east so it was more than likely allot cheaper than the capitol. There was 3 of us in a pub, I was drinking double whiskeys and cans of red bull, the other two where drinking pints and the odd shot, we got a pizza and hamburger and chips. We where playing pool for about 3 hours along with darts and table soccer (they all had to be rented at the counter) and the bill at the end of the night came to €16!! I'd say we had at least 5 drinks in there. You'd be paying somewhere around €100 or more for that in my small town in Ireland.

The likes of Czech republic is ready to switch over to the Euro so prices may already be on the increase and expect prices to go up by around 10% when they do switch over.

From what I've been told by the Polish living here, Poland is the most expensive country in the east. It's still cheap by western standards but by no means the cheapest.
__________________
"It's nice to have a nun around. Gives the place a bit of glamour." Fr Ted
Couchsurfer (:_irritainment_

Last edited by MeTurk; 07-03-2008 at 09:51 AM.
MeTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:43 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121