Really how rediculosuly expensive - 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 01-09-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I know lots of the big tourist cities such as rome and London are expensive, but really all you experienced travellers. How expensive is say london compared to smaller parts of england or say london compared to Switzerland. I keep hearing how Switzerland is very expensive but i'm just curious.
d00d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: From Aussie, but living in Canada for now
Posts: 1,794
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to LostFarmboy
Default

Never actually been in the city of London, but i had to wait 5 hours at heathrow airport for a connecting flight once. While i was there i bought a turkey sandwich and a coke and it cost me $14AUD. Here at home that would have cost me about $5.
__________________
My adventures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickt0909/
LostFarmboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: newfoundland
Posts: 708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Rome was one of the more cheaper places I went to....never been to Switzerland so I can't compare it to London....but what makes the UK so insanely expensive is the exchange rate on the pound.
__________________
pics of stuff: http://www.dougstuff.net
d_fresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Jen05
Default

Both I guess are expensive, but if you're working on a backpacker's budget, you can make both cities cheap. For example, London was the city I flew into when I traveled Europe, so I booked a hostel ahead of time. I paid 9 pounds/night, which was comparable to any other city. For food, I ate from grocery stores, again reasonably priced. I did, however, go wrong when it was raining, I was wanting something that reminded me of home, so I went to a Starbucks...$15 CDN later, I realized yeah, London's expensive!
Jen05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 03:52 PM   #5
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: school in CT..but home will always be JERSEY
Posts: 470
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to nemesis331
Default

dam..i'll have to stay away from American chains over there
__________________
--Bates-- </span>
nemesis331 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 03:55 PM   #6
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to wphsmike
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jen05@Jan 9 2006, 10:34 PM
I did, however, go wrong when it was raining, I was wanting something that reminded me of home, so I went to a Starbucks...$15 CDN later, I realized yeah, London's expensive!
[snapback]97638[/snapback]

Oh My God! No Starbucks in my budget. I hope there is some sort of European Starbucks...

Mike

__________________
<span style=\'color:red\'>Matrin Luther King Jr
wphsmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 04:22 PM   #7
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: near Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to chelseafc05
Default

well for an australian swizerland is expensive 1aud is about 9 swiss cents i had a friend go over there and she went into a maccas to see if it was different and a big mac would of cost her 36 aud now this is prolly just coz the aussi doller is shit.... anyway she went over there to visit a friend and she said its very expensive
__________________
http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Danieljh/ <--- pictures of from eastern europe trip

Where ive been: Cộng Hňa Xă Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt , Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Česká republika, Slovenská republika, Magyar Köztársaság, Republika Slovenija, Republika Hrvatska, Bosna i Hercegovina, Republika Srbija, Republika Balgariya, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, România, Rzeczpospolita Polska, Lietuvos Respublika, Latvijas Republika, Eesti Vabariik, Republiken Finland



MY NAME IS
Daniel
chelseafc05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 07:29 PM   #8
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: From Aussie, but living in Canada for now
Posts: 1,794
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to LostFarmboy
Default

ummmmm i think your friend was having you on, $36AUD is a bit hard to swallow. The Big Mac Index says that a big mac in Switzerland is $4.90USD (the most expensive in the world). The exchange rate is $1AUD = 0.96 Switzerland Franks.
__________________
My adventures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickt0909/
LostFarmboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 07:39 PM   #9
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: near Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to chelseafc05
Default

why i outta
__________________
http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Danieljh/ <--- pictures of from eastern europe trip

Where ive been: Cộng Hňa Xă Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt , Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Česká republika, Slovenská republika, Magyar Köztársaság, Republika Slovenija, Republika Hrvatska, Bosna i Hercegovina, Republika Srbija, Republika Balgariya, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, România, Rzeczpospolita Polska, Lietuvos Respublika, Latvijas Republika, Eesti Vabariik, Republiken Finland



MY NAME IS
Daniel
chelseafc05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 07:59 PM   #10
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to wphsmike
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by chelseafc05@Jan 10 2006, 02:39 AM
why i outta
[snapback]97766[/snapback]
Go to Switzerland and buy a Big Mac.
__________________
<span style=\'color:red\'>Matrin Luther King Jr
wphsmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 08:00 PM   #11
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: near Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to chelseafc05
Default

^why i can buy one here
__________________
http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Danieljh/ <--- pictures of from eastern europe trip

Where ive been: Cộng Hňa Xă Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt , Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Česká republika, Slovenská republika, Magyar Köztársaság, Republika Slovenija, Republika Hrvatska, Bosna i Hercegovina, Republika Srbija, Republika Balgariya, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, România, Rzeczpospolita Polska, Lietuvos Respublika, Latvijas Republika, Eesti Vabariik, Republiken Finland



MY NAME IS
Daniel
chelseafc05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 08:03 PM   #12
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to wphsmike
Default

Why buy one here when you can pay MORE for one over there....
__________________
<span style=\'color:red\'>Matrin Luther King Jr
wphsmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 08:04 PM   #13
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: near Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to chelseafc05
Default

the fuck you on about?
__________________
http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Danieljh/ <--- pictures of from eastern europe trip

Where ive been: Cộng Hňa Xă Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt , Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Česká republika, Slovenská republika, Magyar Köztársaság, Republika Slovenija, Republika Hrvatska, Bosna i Hercegovina, Republika Srbija, Republika Balgariya, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, România, Rzeczpospolita Polska, Lietuvos Respublika, Latvijas Republika, Eesti Vabariik, Republiken Finland



MY NAME IS
Daniel
chelseafc05 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Most expensive cities Esterina General Travel Tips and Advice 16 02-17-2006 12:54 AM
Are European cigs expensive? wphsmike Europe: Western 17 01-04-2006 05:18 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:12 PM.



 

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