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Old 04-22-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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I know the East is generally more expensive... but what are cheap places in the West?

My path leads me from England to France, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Amsterdam

any advice would be well appreciated! =)
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Actually, eastern Europe is far less expensive than west. Some of the most expensive cities in the world are in western Europe. If you don't mind staying away from the really big cities, the cost of living isn't so bad in smaller towns just outside of them. There are all sorts of places. Provence is gorgeous and much more bearable than Paris, for example.

The UK is going to be expensive no matter what you do or where you go. That's just how it is.
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Oh sorry, that was a typo. I meant I know the East is CHEAPER..
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Portugal is the cheapest country in western Europe! and it's the most amazing~~
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haha lagos here i come
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Spain and Greece aren't too bad, especially out of the cities.
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I agree Portugal is the cheapest. However I found Lagos was more expensive than the rest of Portugal due to the fact it's over-touristed.

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Every Western Europe country is over touristed!
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