Skyscraper City Forum banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
658 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Having the interest of travilling to the not-so-common-places, especially in the eastern europe and further east I've seen quite big differences, I thought it might be fun to see what the price level in your country is.

Pretty much the same as the Big Mac index, only for a few other products as well. To start I just post the Big Mac index, so you all see what that one is all about:


I list a few common things, and then you post the price in your local currency and please also add what this is in dollars, so it's easier to compare. Do not include super high class places or other exeptions, but try to find an average, or at least a norwal price range.

And please no bullshiting trying to be either more og less cheap than the other ones. :lol:

I start with Oslo, Norway:
A night at hotell (pr. room): 600-2000 NOK (100-330 USD)
A beer at a bar/pub (0.5 l.): 40-60 NOK (7-10 USD)
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): 9-13 NOK (1,5-2 USD)
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): 13 NOK (2 USD)
A take-away pizza: 100-200 NOK (17-35 USD)
A kebab incl. a soda: 40-60 NOK (7-10 USD)
A ham/cheese-baguette: 35-50 NOK (6-9 USD)
A hot dog: 15-30 NOK (2,5-5 USD)
A single ticket to your local football team: 150-300 NOK (25-50 USD)
A short distance taxi ride: 150-200 NOK (25-35 USD)
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: 100-250 NOK (17-40 USD)
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: 26 NOK (4 USD)

Just add more if you want to! (And yes I know many of you will find Oslo expensive.. :cheers:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,502 Posts
^^ 70 dollars per night in Oslo???!!! :lol: please give the name of that hotel cause we ended paying almost $200 per night and it was a crappy one..almost a hostel :lol: jk......

mmhhh I dont know but I thought it was a lil more expensive...my pesos worth almost nothing over there........maybe i just didnt know how to convert kroners to US Dollars / Pesos :nuts:

Anyway
Mexico City:
A night at hotell (pr. room): (70-400 USD) From Business oriented hotels like Novotel to 5 star hotels like Sheraton/ Camino Real / Intercontinental H. (Crappy hotels can be found from USD$30).
A beer at a bar/pub (0.5 l.): (3 USD) on average. Classy bars are a bit more expensive.
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): (0.80 USD) at a convenience store.
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): (0.60 USD) at a convenience store.
A take-away pizza: (10-18 USD) Pizza Hutt / Dominos.
An order of Tacos incl. a soda: (3 USD) Tacos sold in the street.
A ham/cheese-baguette: (3-8 USD) Cheaper ones in convenience stores, expesive ones at Restaurants.
A hot dog: (1-1.50 USD)
A single ticket to your local football team: (15-30 USD)
A short distance taxi ride: (5-10 USD) Airport to Downtown (20 USD).
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: (15-30 USD) per person.
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: (0.20 USD)
 

·
Lord of Legoland
Joined
·
10,895 Posts
Copenhagen, Denmark:
( all prices includes taxes )

A night at hotel (pr. room): 600 to 2000 DKK ( $115 to $386 )
A beer at a bar/pub (0.5 l.): 25 to 55 DKK ($4 $10 )
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): 5 to 15 DKK ($1 to $3)
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): 10 to 18 DKK ( $1,7 to $3,5)
A take-away pizza: 30 to 65 DKK ( $5,8 to $13 )
A kebab incl. a soda: 30 to 60 DKK ( $5,8 to $12 )
A ham/cheese-baguette: 35 to 80 DKK ( $6,7 to $15 )
A hot dog: 15 to 25 DKK ( $2,9 to $4,8 )
A single ticket to your local football team: :dunno:
A short distance taxi ride: 60 to 150 DKK ( $12 to $29 )
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: about 100 DKK ( $20 )
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: in cash 21 DKK ( $4 ) however most uses prepaid cards = $2


So slightly cheaper than Oslo - but probable more expensive than the rest of the world :)

These are just rough estimates - for a more specific price I need a more specific item - hotel room depends on stars and location etc - beer on brands and club/shop - taxi on distance - meal on restaurant etc..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,606 Posts
Things are very cheap here in KL - a city synonymous with " First-world service at Third world price "

A night at 5-star hotel (pr. room): $80 to $160
A night at backpackers lodge : $5 to $10
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): $0.60
A take-away ( large ) pizza: $6- $8
A kebab incl. a soda: $ 1.50-$2
A ham/cheese-baguette: $1- $1.50
A hot dog: $0.70-$1
A single ticket to your local football team: $5- $7
A short distance taxi ride: $ 2-$4
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: $1.50-$2
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: $0.60

A 4-bedroom 3-bathroom house rent ( monthly ) - $150 to $300
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
31,200 Posts
Hartford...inexpensive compared to nearby cities (NY, Boston), but not cheap.

Night at a hotel (pr. room): $70-200
Bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): $1.75
Take-away pizza: $15-20
Ham/cheese-baguette: $4-7
Hot dog: $1.50-2.50
Short distance taxi ride: ~$20. $45 from downtown to the airport
Dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: $13-20
Ticket with the bus/tram/subway: $1.25
Parking downtown for a day: $20
 

·
taboe
Joined
·
2,261 Posts
Antwerp, Belgium
A night at hotel (pr. room): 40-120 Euro (55-170 USD)
A beer at a bar/pub (0.3 l.): 1.5-2 Euro (2-3 USD)
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): 0.25 Euro (0.35 USD)
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): 1 Euro (1.5 USD)
A take-away pizza: 5-15 Euro (7-20 USD)
A kebab incl. a soda: 3.5-5 Euro (5-7 USD)
A ham/cheese-baguette: 3 Euro (4 USD)
A hot dog: 1.5-2.5 Euro (2-3.5 USD)
A short distance taxi ride: 5-10 Euro (7-14 USD)
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: 10-25 Euro (14-35 USD)
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: 1.6 Euro (2.1 USD)

Probably midrange by European standards, much cheaper than Scandinavia, a lot more expensive than Eastern Europe...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,502 Posts
Transpo is that cheap in Ciudad de Mexico?
Yep....Thats the price of the Subway in Mex City.......I think there is some government subsidy to make it that cheap......

Some buses (Trolleys) costs 0.20 as well, the Metro-Buses costs around 0.50.

**And thats considering an exchange rate of MXP$10 per dollar (now is around MXP$13.50 per dollar), so actually is cheaper than that.
 

·
oh my buddha
Joined
·
691 Posts
Guess I'll do Phnom Penh since pretty sure other people will cover the other cities I spend time in.

A night at hotel (pr. room): US$5-25
A beer at a bar/pub (0.5 l.): US$.50 - 1.50
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): No idea, under $1 though. probably 1000 riel/25 cents
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): Again, no idea. probably same as beer maybe more
A take-away pizza: US$4-6 from restaurant in touristy area, $6-10 from the pizza company in sorya mall
A kebab incl. a soda: probably $1
A single ticket to your local football team: doubt there is a team
A short distance taxi ride: 2000 riel/50 cents
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: 6000-10000 real/$1.50 - 2.50
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: not available
 

·
That's what she said
Joined
·
1,792 Posts
Madrid, Spain (Average prices)

A night at hotel (pr. room): 80 EUR (115 USD)
A beer at a bar/pub (0.3 l.): 3 EUR (5 USD)
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): 0.5 EUR (0.7 USD)
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): 0.8 EUR (1.2 USD)
A take-away pizza: 7 EUR (10 USD)
A kebab incl. a soda: 5 EUR (7 USD)
A ham/cheese-baguette: 3 EUR (4 USD)
A hot dog: 2 EUR (3 USD)
A single ticket to your local football team: 20 EUR (30 USD) the cheapest one.
A short distance taxi ride: 5-10 EUR (7-15 USD)
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: 15 EUR (22 USD)
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: 0.7 EUR (1 USD)
 

·
Awesome User
Joined
·
3,290 Posts
Istanbul - average prices in an average neighbourhood

A night at hotell (pr. room): 150 TL (100 USD) - cheap/average 3* hotel room
A beer at a bar/pub: 5 TL (3,5 USD) - 33CL glass
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): 2 TL (1,3 USD)
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): 1 TL (0,7 USD)
A take-away pizza: 17 TL (11,5 USD)
A kebab incl. a soda: 7 TL (5 USD)
A hot dog: 3,5 TL (2,5 USD)
A short distance taxi ride: 10 TL (7 USD)
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: 25 TL (17 USD)
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: 1,7 TL (1 USD)
 

·
Registered
meow
Joined
·
10,783 Posts
My city is quite cheap, even for Brazilian standards:

A night at hotel (pr. room): R$ 80.00 (USD 40.00)
A beer at a bar/pub (0.5 l.): R$ 4.00 (USD 2.00) *
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): R$ 2.00 (USD 1.00) **
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): R$ 2.00 (USD 1.00) ***
A take-away pizza: R$ 18.00 (USD 9.00)
A kebab incl. a soda: no kebabs here, a non-fast-food cheeseburger w. soda is about R$ 5.00 (USD 2.50)
A ham/cheese-baguette: R$ 2.00 (USD 1.00)
A hot dog: R$ 2.50 (USD 1.25)
A single ticket to your local football team: R$ 10.00 (USD 5.00)
A short distance taxi ride: R$ 10.00 (USD 5.00)
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: R$ 25.00 (USD 12.50)
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: R$ 2.30 (USD 1.15)

* - 0.6 L bottle
** - 0.35 L can
*** - 0.6 L bottle
 

·
S.P.Q.R.
Joined
·
8,176 Posts
ROME, Italy

A night at hotel (pr. room): 50-80 EUR (high season)
A beer at a bar/pub (0.3 l.): 3-4 EUR
A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): 0.5-1 EUR
A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): 0.5 EUR
A take-away pizza: 4 EUR
A kebab incl. a soda: 4 EUR
A ham/cheese-baguette: 3 EUR
A hot dog: 3 EUR
A single ticket to your local football team: ?
A short distance taxi ride: 5-10 EUR
A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: 15-20 EUR
A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: 1 EUR
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
23,155 Posts
Shrewsbury, UK

A night at hotel (pr. room): Nice 3* hotel or Bed & Breakfast £70 ($120) for a double room, you can get much cheaper than that though, it depends how much you want to pay really.

A beer at a bar/pub (0.5 l.): £2-3 ($3.40 - $5.10) for 568ml pint.

A bottle of beer (0.33) (from a grocery): £0.60 - £1.75 ($1-$3) - for 500ml bottle or can.

A bottle (0,5 l.) of coke (from a grocery): £1 ($1.70)

A take-away pizza: £4-10 ($6.80-$17)

A kebab incl. a soda: £4-5 ($6.80-$8.50)

A ham/cheese-baguette: £2-4 ($3.40-$6.80)

A hot dog: ?? I don't know anywhere that sells hot dogs.

A single ticket to your local football team: £15 ($26)

A short distance taxi ride: £4-5 ($6.80-$8.50) from outer suburb to town centre or vice versa (4-5 kms)

A dinner meal at a normal priced restaurant: Only including restaurants with waiter service etc (not cafes, buffets, fast food etc) you would pay between £12 ($20) and £50 ($85) per person for a three course meal with wine. Obviously if you skip starters or dessert, have soft drinks only it is cheaper as it is if you eat at somewhere with counter service it is cheaper but I don't really consider those places 'restaurants'.

A ticket with the bus/tram/subway: £1.20 ($2)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,093 Posts
You guys should include more basic things, like the price for a carton of eggs, water and electricity, gasoline/petrol, a bar of soap, and a liter of milk.

Ready-cooked items like kebabs and hot dogs are not universally available. And eating at a restaurant may cost the same in two countries, even if the prices for basics (raw/uncooked food, rent, utilities) are significantly higher in one country than the other.
 

·
100% Libertarian
Joined
·
6,921 Posts
Having the interest of travilling to the not-so-common-places, especially in the eastern europe and further east I've seen quite big differences, I thought it might be fun to see what the price level in your country is.

Pretty much the same as the Big Mac index, only for a few other products as well. To start I just post the Big Mac index, so you all see what that one is all about:


Just add more if you want to! (And yes I know many of you will find Oslo expensive.. :cheers:)
This list is outdated, in Venezuela a big mac cost now about 15$ !!! :eek:hno:
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top