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Old August 29th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #101
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I usually never buy stuff on rest area. It's just a waist. Eventually if I am very hungry then I am going for a meal like pizza or something, german rest areas are very good for that, nice restaurants witch tasty food, but if you buy snakcs and drink then it's a fortune comparing to normal shops. That's why always before a trip I am buying my own supplies of refreshing drinks and snacks
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Old August 29th, 2009, 04:06 AM   #102
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EU generally has high prices.
I remember travelling to Vienna few years ago. Coffee was like 3 euros. Double of what usually is here.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #103
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Not only EU.. I was driving through Croatia and got the toll bill today. € 5.70 for the 60km from Zagreb - Macelj. I already think this is steep, not to mention for Croats, whose GDP per capita is 2.5 times lower than that of the Netherlands.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #104
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Food cost in Service Station(s) in Greece are expensive; but not too expensive... maximum price for a small bottle of water and espresso cold coffee its 4 euros usually... (0,50 the water + 3,50 for the coffee)
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #105
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A bottle of water for €0,50? Is that half a liter? In a Dutch rest area that would be €2
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #106
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3,5 € for an espresso is more weird. 0,5 € is close to price of 0,5 l of water in Slovenian gas stations.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #107
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yeah, 3,5€ for coffee is everything but cheap.
here coffee in bar at service areas usually costs the same as in bars in city centres, around 1,5€.

btw, Chris, A2 has really "stealing" way of tolling when new (foreign) concessionaire took it. if you would exit the motorway at Krapina and entered it again at same exit and drove to Macelj, you would pay about 1,5€ less. isn't that rude?!
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Old August 30th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #108
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In Denmark, prices are insane:

1/2l Coke 2€68
1/2l Water 2€30
1 cup a coffee: 2€10
180g bag of any kind of Haribo candy: 3€22

and of course gas: 1€37/liter

So americans, stop complaining, you don't give a s*** for your food!
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Old August 30th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #109
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Norway is, as usual, rather expensive:

1/2 litre Coke or water - about 3 euros
Chocolate bar - 1.5-2 euros
Coffee - 2.5-3 euros
Hot dog - 4-5 euros

Rest stops and petrol stations have traditionally been a "junk food society", but things are looking up: you're starting to get proper and healthier food even at gas stations. Still, supermarkets and restaurants are better options.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #110
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A bottle of water for €0,50? Is that half a liter? In a Dutch rest area that would be €2
The water prices for water is very low in Greece indeed; the prices of the coffee are instead expensive
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I guess that with the hot weather in Greece you need a lot of water. I remember from my holiday to Crete that the tap water wasn't drinkable. Is that in the whole of Greece? If it is, it's no surprise that bottled water is cheap.
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US service stations are usually not that more expensive than alternative places, maybe around 25% higher cost on average for food. Gas is usually sold at a 10% premium but sometimes I saw it on par with regular gas stations. China expressway service stations are more expensive than the local noodle place, but less expensive than foreign chains, it's about 4x the cost of a cheap noodle place and 1/2 the cost of fast food like KFC, about equivalent to a Chinese fast food place. Gas prices are the same as non-service station gas stations, if gas prices are high they are subsidized so the prices are all within a small band.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:05 PM   #113
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I guess that with the hot weather in Greece you need a lot of water. I remember from my holiday to Crete that the tap water wasn't drinkable. Is that in the whole of Greece? If it is, it's no surprise that bottled water is cheap.
Nope, its all the year time, and almost everywhere... in all Greece
Those bottles are like the photo below, Avra:
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Old September 15th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #115
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By far the most original and most beautiful petrol stations I've ever seen!
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Old February 25th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #118
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