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FlatSpinMan
09-05-2006, 05:25 AM
I was recently on holiday in Europe and therefore spending money left and right on various daily things with little idea of what the local money is actually worth. One pound doesn't sound like much but man do they add up on the credit card bill (loved London, by the way - good job, Brits).To make it easier to understand I was wondering if you could tell me the prices of the following items in your countries in your own currency as well as US dollars. Admittedly it's a bit of an eclectic list.
I'll start. I live in Japan so the currency is Yen. These are approximate prices.Exchange rates found through xe.com.

-350 mL can of domestic beer - Y280 ($2.40)
-350mL can of Coca-cola - Y120 ($1)
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - Y500 ($4.30)
-a normal apple - Y150-Y300 (depending on the season)($1.29 - $2.59)
-Big Mac - Y250 apparently ($2.15)
-standard adult movie ticket (ie movie ticket for an adult http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)-Y1800 ($15.54)
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- Y110 ($0.94)
-CD - Y2,100 -Y3,000 ($18 - $25)
-average paperback novel - Y1000 - Y1,400 ($8.60 - $12)

Any replies appreciated.
Cheers,
FSM

ploughman
09-05-2006, 05:47 AM
Um. West of England.

1 Pint of Special on tap in the pub. 2.40

2L Diet Coke. 1.55

What's a Big Mac?

Standard Movie Ticket, 7.00.

Average Paperback. 5.99-7.99.

1 Apple. 0.20p. I live in zoider-country.

Things that cost loads here are houses, cars, women, petrol, and TV licenses.

R988z
09-05-2006, 05:55 AM
-350 mL can of domestic beer - Y280 ($2.40)

I have no idea on this one actually


-350mL can of Coca-cola - Y120 ($1)

these are usually 50p, though they are 330ml, which is 94 cents

[out of interest, in Australia a 335ml can of coke is AUD$1.20 which is 92 US cents]

-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - Y500 ($4.30)

Not sure.


-a normal apple - Y150-Y300 (depending on the season)($1.29 - $2.59)

varies a lot, I can't remember buying a single apple, but I think it's around 30p or so, which is 56 cents



-Big Mac - Y250 apparently ($2.15)

1.94 which is $3.68 USD


-standard adult movie ticket (ie movie ticket for an adult http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)-Y1800 ($15.54)

around 7.50 which is $14 USD



-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- Y110 ($0.94)

Not sure on snikers exactly but average chocolate bar is around 50p which is 94cents


-CD - Y2,100 -Y3,000 ($18 - $25)

No idea


-average paperback novel - Y1000 - Y1,400 ($8.60 - $12)

These are around 8 (well ok 7.99) I think, which is just over $15 USD

BGs_Ricky
09-05-2006, 05:59 AM
Switzerland, Swiss francs (CHF):

- 500 mL can of domestic beer - 1.50 CHF (1.2$) (supermarket price)

- 350 mL can of Coca-cola - 1.50 CHF (1.2$) in the street

- glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - 4.00 CHF (3.25$)

- a normal apple - 0.60 CHF (0.40$)

- Big Mac - about 6 CHF (4.80$)

- standard adult movie ticket (ie movie ticket for an adult Shady)- 17 CHF (13.80$)

- Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- 1.20 CHF (1$)

- CD - 20 to 30 CHF (16.20$ to 24.5$)

- average paperback novel - very variable, average maybe 10 CHF (8$)

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hotspace
09-05-2006, 06:11 AM
A packet of 20 ***s (The cheaper ones) are almost 5. If you want better it's almost 6 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

tigertalon
09-05-2006, 06:13 AM
Slovenia:

Domestic beer in a pub: 0.5 liter 2 Eur
Imported beer (like guiness): 1 pint 3 Eur
1 kg of bread in a store: 1.5-2 Eur
A cinema ticket: 4.5 Eur
The cheapest empty CD (1 piece): 0.3 Eur
A new EOS350D dig. camera with 18-55 lens and 1GB mem stick: 790 Eur
A bottle of wine in a store (not the cheapest p.o.s.): 4 Eur
Laptop "hollywood advanced 32100":
(100 GB SATA, 1024 MD DDR2, Sempron 3200, 8xDVDrec, ATI Exp PCI-E) - 800 Eur
A leather jacket: 200 Eur and up
Single bed room in a hostel in center of Ljubljana (centre): 30 Eur
Single ticket for public transport: 1 Eur
Monthly broadband internet access (1M up, 256 down): 15 Eur
A litre of quality (Stolichnaya or Ruski Standard) Vodka (in a store): 1liter 10-20 Eur
Average cocktail in a bar or night club: 4.5 Eur
Average lunch in restaurants in centre of Ljubljana: 10 Eur

CyberWings
09-05-2006, 06:33 AM
After the economic crisis suffered in Argentina in the year 2001 this country became a very good place to visit for tourists from all over the world, Look at this prices:!!
3 Argentine pesos $ = 1 U$S Dolar

-350 mL can of domestic beer - $1.5 (U$S 0.50)
-350mL can of Coca-cola - $1.5 ($0.50)
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant €" $3 (U$S 1)
-a normal apple - $0.50 (U$S 0.16)
-Big Mac - $5 apparently ($1.66)
-standard adult movie ticket -$12 (U$S 4)
-Snickers bar - $1.2 (U$S 0.40)
-CD - $30 ($10)
-average paperback novel - $30 (U$S 10)
-1ltr of car fuel $1,50 (U$S 0.50) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
- Dinner for two in a five stars restaurant (Excellent Argentine wine included) $ 150 (U$S 50) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
- Pacific fighters $ 162 (U$S 54) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
- ATI X800 XT $ 1650 (U$S 550) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

F19_Olli72
09-05-2006, 06:36 AM
A candy bar; 'bout a hundred dollars...

One of those new compact cars; 'bout a hundred dollars...

Call me Rainman.

Dtools4fools
09-05-2006, 07:00 AM
FlatSpinMan, where are you living in Japan? Urban (higher cost) or relatively low cost area?
****

DuxCorvan
09-05-2006, 08:08 AM
Cádiz, south coast of Spain.

-330 ml can of domestic beer - 0,35" ($0,50)
-330 ml can of Coca-cola - 0,45" ($0,60)
-glass of beer (350ml)in average - 2,50" ($3,20)
-one kg. of apples - 2" ($2,60)
-Big Mac - If you try Spanish food, you never want that garbage any more
-standard adult movie ticket (ie movie ticket for an adult )- 4 " ($5,10)
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- 0,50" ($0.65)
-CD - 18"-21" ($23-$27)
-average paperback novel - 12" ($15,40)

Take on account that Spanish mid salary may be rather low for your standards.

A normal salary rounds 1.500" (about $1.900) a month, but there's a legion of people like me who earn less than 1.000" (around $1.300) a month.

carguy_
09-05-2006, 08:22 AM
Poland

*Only 500mL domestic beer $0.80

*300mL can of Coca-Cola $0.55

*A verage pub/restaurant glass of beer 300mL $1.50

*a normal apple $0.34

*Big Mac(luv it!) $2.60

*standard adult movie ticket $4.30

*Snickers bar $0.30

*CD $10-$30

*average paperback novel $9.99-$14



Average salary ~$800.

Ernst_Rohr
09-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Central Texas

-360ml/12oz domestic beer - $1 (.61 cents in a six pack)
-360ml/12oz Coke - .60 cents
-glass of beer - $2
-Big Mac- $2.65
-standard movie ticket- $7
-Snickers bar - .75 cents
-music CD - $15
-average paperback novel - $7

The big one!
- 1 gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline - $2.65 unleaded, $2.99 premium (like I use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

carguy_
09-05-2006, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by tigertalon:
Single ticket for public transport: 1 Eur



G_O_D_D_A_M_N!

mynameisroland
09-05-2006, 08:38 AM
350 mL can of domestic beer - 0.99 for a can of beer
350mL can of Coca-cola - 0.59 from a local shop
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - 3 for Pint(562ml?)of beer
-a normal apple - ) bought 2 this moring for 0.39
-Big Mac - 1.89
-standard adult movie ticket - 7.50
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- 0.49
-CD - 9.99 - 13.99
-average paperback novel - 7.99 - 9.99

Current Exchange rate 1 = $1.947 Very bad time for an American to visit London http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

I live in Glasgow in Scotland which is cheaper to live than in London but dearer than many other cities in England.

christopher65
09-05-2006, 08:54 AM
3 for a pint!!! Know people here in Dundee,Scotland that would riot over that!!

Pint at my local 2.10
Crisps 0.40
Taxi home 4.75
Ibuprofen 0.50 ( superdrug )

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christopher65
09-05-2006, 08:55 AM
BTW good to see another Scot here!!!

horseback
09-05-2006, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by mynameisroland:
350 mL can of domestic beer - 0.99 for a can of beer
350mL can of Coca-cola - 0.59 from a local shop
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - 3 for Pint(562ml?)of beer
-a normal apple - ) bought 2 this moring for 0.39
-Big Mac - 1.89
-standard adult movie ticket - 7.50
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- 0.49
-CD - 9.99 - 13.99
-average paperback novel - 7.99 - 9.99

Current Exchange rate 1 = $1.947 Very bad time for an American to visit London http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

I live in Glasgow in Scotland which is cheaper to live than in London but dearer than many other cities in England. It was $2.86 to a pound back in the early sixties, but Yanks had a lot more dollars to throw around (comparatively) back then.

Things changed quite a bit by the mid 1970s, when most of the countries devastated by WWII finally had their economies fully recover from its effects and the US was no longer the only 'whole' major economy in the world.

cheers

horseback

tigertalon
09-05-2006, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by carguy_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tigertalon:
Single ticket for public transport: 1 Eur



G_O_D_D_A_M_N! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep...

still, at least they renewed whole fleet of buses with new ones with air conditioning.

Two more:

1 liter of gasoline 95 octane: 1,06 Eur
1 liter of diesel: 1,00 Eur
(prices for gasoline are enforced by government and are equal at all gas stations)

DIRTY-MAC
09-05-2006, 09:51 AM
wait until a Norwegian posts he he.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

mynameisroland
09-05-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by christopher65:
BTW good to see another Scot here!!!

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ps Scottish pilots rock ( Eric Brown says so )

KaleunFreddie
09-05-2006, 10:34 AM
-350 mL can of domestic beer - Y280 ($2.40) ===> ~R4.00 (bottle Store)
-350mL can of Coca-cola - Y120 ($1) ===> ~R4.00 (Shop)
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - Y500 ($4.30) ===> ~R11.00 (Pub)
-a normal apple - Y150-Y300 (depending on the season)($1.29 - $2.59) ===> ~R1.00
-Big Mac - Y250 apparently ($2.15) ===> ~R7.50
-standard adult movie ticket (ie movie ticket for an adult http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)-Y1800 ($15.54) ===> ~R20.00
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- Y110 ($0.94) ===> ?????
-CD - Y2,100 -Y3,000 ($18 - $25) ===> ~R45.00 - R150.00
-average paperback novel - Y1000 - Y1,400 ($8.60 - $12) ===> ~R30.00 - R50.00

Approximate South African Exchange rate:
15 ZAR = 1 pound
9 ZAR = 1 Euro
8 ZAR = 1 USD
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mynameisroland
09-05-2006, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by horseback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mynameisroland:
350 mL can of domestic beer - 0.99 for a can of beer
350mL can of Coca-cola - 0.59 from a local shop
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant - 3 for Pint(562ml?)of beer
-a normal apple - ) bought 2 this moring for 0.39
-Big Mac - 1.89
-standard adult movie ticket - 7.50
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- 0.49
-CD - 9.99 - 13.99
-average paperback novel - 7.99 - 9.99

Current Exchange rate 1 = $1.947 Very bad time for an American to visit London http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

I live in Glasgow in Scotland which is cheaper to live than in London but dearer than many other cities in England. It was $2.86 to a pound back in the early sixties, but Yanks had a lot more dollars to throw around (comparatively) back then.

Things changed quite a bit by the mid 1970s, when most of the countries devastated by WWII finally had their economies fully recover from its effects and the US was no longer the only 'whole' major economy in the world.

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its also worth pointing out that having 2 to buy goods in Britain is probably the same as having $2 to buy stuff in the USA.

Its only when you go on holiday or buy over the internet is it a real advantage/disadvantage.

CH pedals cheapest I could buy them in UK 99.99 from Play.com, on the Internet I bought them for $86.00 from Provantage.com Thats about 45

BSS_Goat
09-05-2006, 11:28 AM
What does lunch cost you compared to your hourly wage....that will give you a pretty good comparison of cost of living. Mine cost about 38% of an hourly wage.

Friendly_flyer
09-05-2006, 12:43 PM
Norway, local currency is Kroner (Crowns)

-350 mL can of domestic beer - (estimated, domestic beer comes in liter bottles): 20 Kr. (3 dollars)
-350 mL bottle of imorted beer - (extremely variable): 10-40 Kr. (1,5 to 6 dollars)
-350mL can of Coca-cola €" (estimated, Cola comes in liter bottles): 10 Kr. (1 dollars)
-glass of beer (half litre, roughly a pint) in average pub/restaurant €" 40 Kr. (6 $)
-a normal apple €" 3 Kr. (roughly a dollars)
-Big Mac €" 30 Kr (4 $). Mind that Big-Macs are very cheap compared to other food in Norway, and the quality is accordingly.
-Movie ticket €" 70 Kr. (10 dollars)
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- 12 Kr. (almost 2 dollars)
-CD (with music on it) 160 Kr. (24 dollars)
-Average paperback novel €" 100 Kr. (15 dollars)

Now for the big funny:
- A litre of gasoline €" 12 Kr (close to 2 dollars)
- New car (very variable) €" 300.000 Kr. (almost 45.000 dollars)
- A bottle (350 ml) of cheap brandy €" 125 Kr. (almost 20 dollars)
- Average family apartment (ca 80 sq/m) in Oslo (capital) €" 2.000.000 Kr. (ca 300.000 dollars)

Living in Norway is expensive, mostly due to high tax levels. On the other hand are major commodities like health care, senior homes and education (even university) free or very cheap, and electricity are about half the price of mainland Europe. It evens out in a way I guess. Relatively, lunch costs the same for me as for BSS-Goat.

tjaika1910
09-05-2006, 02:38 PM
Alcohole is expensive in Norway by taxes, but not the expensice stuff! I like single malt whisky (Islay, islands and speyside too) They cost more and less a little bit more (10-25%) than a Famous Goose or whateever. Only the alcohol level cost, not the quality.
Same with red wine, the cheapest place to buy the best red wines are in Norway.

F6_Ace
09-05-2006, 02:57 PM
In the Midlands (UK)

-350 mL can of domestic beer - dunno, I only drink out of bottles or pubs. A bottle of beer (500ml) in Tesco is about 1.59 []

-350mL can of Coca-cola - 50p

-glass of beer(350mL?) in average pub - A pint (568ml?) is 2.20 in the pub and I only drink wine in restaurants.

-a normal apple - Dunno

-Big Mac - I don't eat at McDonalds

-standard adult movie ticket (ie movie ticket for an adult )- 5.60


-Snickers bar - 50p in a vending machine

-CD - (between 7 and 16)

-average paperback novel - 3.49 in Tesco. Or free from the library.

Some more:

litre of petrol - 0.899

Normal magazine - 4

A linux magazine - 632 (just kidding...more like 8)

Car insurance - 230 fully comp, 0 excess

Packet of sandwiches - 1 - 3.99

The-Pizza-Man
09-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Australia

375 ml can, abit over a dollar, I've never bought a single can of beer before, a carton of heavy(5%) costs about $32-35. Mid-strength and light beers are cheaper.

375 ml coke, depends on where you buy it, anything from $1-2 chilled.

400 and something mL glass of beer is about $4, a pint of guiness is $6

I don't know about a big mac, probably about $3-4

Movie ticket $14 I think, but I get student tickets, which are $6.50

Snickers $1.50

CD $20-30

Paperback, $10-30, from old stuff to new releases

litre of petrol, was $1.21 last time I bought it, 98 octane is about 7-8 cents on top of that.

Magazine, <$10

DVD, $20-30

DuxCorvan
09-05-2006, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
What does lunch cost you compared to your hourly wage....that will give you a pretty good comparison of cost of living. Mine cost about 38% of an hourly wage.

I have to work almost 2 hours to pay my lunch... (180%) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

jurinko
09-05-2006, 03:43 PM
lol I am too lazy to write all that stuff but at 1,1EUR per litre of gasoline our average net salary is 350-400 EUR. Sux, doesn´t it?

flockzap
09-05-2006, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:

I have to work almost 2 hours to pay my lunch... (180%) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Well I´m going to Valencia´s exibition on the 17th. Any restaurants there Dux? I remember two in a square near the ocean... it was like that. One of the restaurants was awesome... all nouvelle cuisine and stuff,really incredible food, but the other one barely 100 mts away was dreadfull. They made us Paella with (3 persons) 3!!! shrimps and 3 small pieces of chicken and a truckload of rice. I think I never ate paella ever since (just got fed up with the rice).

Another thing I don´t like there...what you guys call Setas. Man we got scamed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
We thought it was some sort of beef. After we ate that we stared at each other and said... "dude... this is not beef" Let´s ask the guy... them he told us... "beef? This is not beef... these are mushrooms http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

But good food there. You just have to search a tad, like in every country

Flockzap

BaronUnderpants
09-05-2006, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by Ernst_Rohr:
Central Texas

The big one!
- 1 gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline - $2.65 unleaded, $2.99 premium (like I use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )


Thats like .75 cent/liter right?...get back to me when u pay 1.50/liter ( $5.50 - $6 a gallon ) like here in Sweden. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

The rest of the items i pretty muck standard, eccept good bottled beer is cheaper than a can of coke basicly.

And a pack of smoke is arround $4 ( cheap good stuff ) and about $8 for say a Malboro.

DuxCorvan
09-05-2006, 04:39 PM
Flockzap:

Well, sorry... I don't know Valencia. Never been. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Anyway, try not to get cheated in restaurants. Tourists looking like tourists and asking for tourist food... are sure to get some tourist cheat now and then. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mushrooms (setas) can be delicious depending on the variety and how they're prepared. If it looked like meat, then they were rovillions. If you didn't like them, then they didn't do it well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

My gold advice is:

1) Ask the locals, not the waiters. Common people know where to eat well, and they normally like smiling foreigners. Don't be shy to ask even if they don't understand you and viceversa... take a city plan and a pencil with you and ask them to encircle the place and write the name on a side.

2) Please, leave your 'tourist' uniform at home. I mean, don't wear horrible all-white T-shirts, tacky caps and hats, checkered shorts, specially if you are very pale skinned... and if you're wearing sandals... oh God... DON'T WEAR SOCKS!
All that make tourists look like dorks, and make them perfect targets for evil taxi drivers, pickpockets and cunning waiters. Just dress as you'd dress in your own town. This is not the Amazon.

Good trip! Have a nice stay in Spain. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

FlatSpinMan
09-05-2006, 04:47 PM
Interesting replies. Thanks guys.
I live in Kobe city, near Osaka so it's a very urban area. I think prices have come down in the last few years a little for many things.

flockzap
09-05-2006, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Flockzap:

Well, sorry... I don't know Valencia. Never been. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


2) Please, leave your 'tourist' uniform at home. I mean, don't wear horrible all-white T-shirts, tacky caps and hats, checkered shorts, specially if you are very pale skinned... and if you're wearing sandals... oh God... DON'T WEAR SOCKS!
All that make tourists look like dorks, and make them perfect targets for evil taxi drivers, pickpockets and cunning waiters. Just dress as you'd dress in your own town. This is not the Amazon.

Good trip! Have a nice stay in Spain. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Well...suit and tie was the dress code that day http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But i love tapas and the bocadillos de jamon iberico con tomate.

And off course the famous cochinillo in Madrid. They put a little bit too much orange but it is very good

Cheers

DuxCorvan
09-05-2006, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by flockzap:
But i love tapas and the bocadillos de jamon iberico con tomate.

Drinking feels much better with those, mmm? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


And off course the famous cochinillo in Madrid. They put a little bit too much orange but it is very good
Cheers

For a good cochinillo, go Castile (i.e. Segovia).

TAW_Oilburner
09-05-2006, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Ernst_Rohr:
Central Texas

-360ml/12oz domestic beer - $1 (.61 cents in a six pack)
-360ml/12oz Coke - .60 cents
-glass of beer - $2
-Big Mac- $2.65
-standard movie ticket- $7
-Snickers bar - .75 cents
-music CD - $15
-average paperback novel - $7

The big one!
- 1 gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline - $2.65 unleaded, $2.99 premium (like I use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

Central Texas..

Just to add, 1 Gallon diesel 3.09 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif(although I've seen it as low as 2.89 recently).

TAW_Oilburner
09-05-2006, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by BaronUnderpants:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ernst_Rohr:
Central Texas

The big one!
- 1 gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline - $2.65 unleaded, $2.99 premium (like I use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )


Thats like .75 cent/liter right?...get back to me when u pay 1.50/liter ( $5.50 - $6 a gallon ) like here in Sweden. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

The rest of the items i pretty muck standard, eccept good bottled beer is cheaper than a can of coke basicly.

And a pack of smoke is arround $4 ( cheap good stuff ) and about $8 for say a Malboro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, but remember here you have to drive 30 miles to get anywhere (my roundtrip to work is 42 miles). And there are NO trains.

BaronUnderpants
09-05-2006, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by TAW_Oilburner:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaronUnderpants:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ernst_Rohr:
Central Texas

The big one!
- 1 gallon (3.78 liters) of gasoline - $2.65 unleaded, $2.99 premium (like I use http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )


Thats like .75 cent/liter right?...get back to me when u pay 1.50/liter ( $5.50 - $6 a gallon ) like here in Sweden. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

The rest of the items i pretty muck standard, eccept good bottled beer is cheaper than a can of coke basicly.

And a pack of smoke is arround $4 ( cheap good stuff ) and about $8 for say a Malboro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, but remember here you have to drive 30 miles to get anywhere (my roundtrip to work is 42 miles). And there are NO trains. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

True, all though i have a 30 mile roundtrip myselfe i think gas is one of the things goverments (in my case) is right in charging u enough to think about how and when u use your car. The oil wont last much longer.

blairgowrie
09-05-2006, 06:24 PM
Hello there FlatSpinMan my friend,

Pleased to hear you had a good time in London. I worked and lived there for a couple of years before I came to Canada and I have to say it was the best two years of my life. Too bad we couldn't coordinate our trips better.

I was there last year and will be there next year. The Danger Dogz are having a reunion at Duxford July 7/8 2007. There are a number of us booked at the Red Lion in Duxford for what promises to be an epic couple of days.

Wish I could give you some idea of what things cost here in Canada but I am really clueless. I do know that a 1.14 Litre of Johnnie Walker Red Label 40% alc/vol costs Can $29.00

_VR_ScorpionWorm
09-05-2006, 07:09 PM
Well, as far at the US(I've never been out of the country, out of Texas yes)..

Looking back a few long years ago..

I was in California, I purchased a 20oz bottle of Sprite for $1.06, at the same time I could pick up a 3 liter of Sprite for $1.06 in Texas. I figured state sales tax had to do with it but dang, thats a huge difference.

FlatSpinMan
09-06-2006, 03:21 AM
Just read through all of them again. Thanks a lot for taking the time to respond. I found it really interesting, especially how cheap beer is Europe. Bastards!
Blairgowrie - thanks for dropping into the thread and saying hi. About whiskey, it's odd but you can pay Y600 for a bog-standard beer in a bar but go to a supermarket or bottle shop and pay Y1200 for a litre of Johnnie Walker. Don't actually drink whiskey myself but anyway...
Dux- you're a living breathing tourist information centre for Spain. BTW I was looking for a link to a mod for Rome Total War and I seem to remember you were connected to it. If so can you PM me some info about it? I'm finally getting R:TW-should be here soon if my friend has actually posted it(unlikely).

Aaron_GT
09-06-2006, 04:47 AM
Its also worth pointing out that having 2 to buy goods in Britain is probably the same as having $2 to buy stuff in the USA.

It's true for some things, but not for others. The difference in most electronics has very much narrowed. For example I got a camera in the USA. Turned out I could have got it for a little less in the UK. For stuff like rudder pedals, and the like, they are cheaper in the USA because they are low volume items, but the USA is bigger, so there is some economy of scale in operation. However broadband tends to be a little cheaper in the UK.

To some extent in the UK companies will charge what they think they can get away with, so real competition often only happens in high volume items.

A good comparasion are things like Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) comparasions which takes into account consumer good costs, groceries, healthcare, etc and looking ant GDP per capita PPP. This puts Norway as possibly a shade above the USA (they seem to swap places, depending on oil prices), followed by the USA then Ireland and then most other Western countries at about 70 to 80% of the top GDP per capita (this is discounting tiny places with populations of less than 1 million like Monaco).

DuxCorvan
09-06-2006, 05:13 AM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
BTW I was looking for a link to a mod for Rome Total War and I seem to remember you were connected to it. If so can you PM me some info about it? I'm finally getting R:TW-should be here soon if my friend has actually posted it(unlikely).

Well, I've been working for some time for Europa Barbarorum till RL issues didn't allow me to be so active as before. I just made many of the faction icons they use and their defeat screens. I'm also a side advisor about the Iberian faction there -being myself a non-active historian (just have a degree, I'm not a scholar), and helped them a bit with some voices for a true-tongues voice mod.

The mod progresses slowly due to its huge ambition, and the constant fight against hardcoded uncomfortable 'features' and bugs, but I can ensure you that the amount of research and work that is being invested there is... vast. It's our intention to convert R:TW in the most accurate possible depiction of Western Eurasia cultures and warfare in the last stages of Iron Age.

Now they were trying to port the whole mod to the last RTW patch version.

Here's a link to Europa Barbarorum public forum:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=70

This link is for a FAQ:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=63634

Here some previews released in the forums through EB developing history:
http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=51037

WB_Outlaw
09-06-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by _VR_ScorpionWorm:
I was in California, I purchased a 20oz bottle of Sprite for $1.06, at the same time I could pick up a 3 liter of Sprite for $1.06 in Texas. I figured state sales tax had to do with it but dang, thats a huge difference.

Cali is a joke. The cost of living is ridiculous. I have friends in SF that paid $500,000 for a 20 year old 2000 sq. ft. house sittin' on a .15 acre lot, barely big enough to fit the house! Down here in Richmond, Tx (just SW of Houston) I just bought a 3 year old 4000 sq. ft. house on 1.25 acres for $320,000.

Another friend in NYC rents a 650 sq ft apartment for something like $2000/month (I could be wrong on this though, it's been a while since we talked). The last apartment I lived in (Houston) was 1850 sq ft and cost $1700/month.

For some reason, the wages up/over there do not make up for the increased cost of living. My wife and I make more than my bud and his girlfriend in NYC and about the same as those in SF. The property taxes here are fairly high (2%-4.5%) b/c there is no state income tax but even with that, bang for the buck, you can't beat Texas.

--Outlaw.

Dtools4fools
09-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Bangkok:

-350 mL can of domestic beer - 24baht (0.65$)
-350mL can of Coca-cola - dunno, but cheaper than the 22 baht (0.60$) bottle, can of coke in a side walk food stall is about 15 baht (0.40$)
-glass of beer (350mL?)in average pub/restaurant , small bottle (330ml) about 50 baht (1.35$), but I prefer the large bottle, 500mL or about a pint, usually 80 baht (2.10$) but then I rather go for a gin-tonic which costs about the same or even little less.
-a normal apple - dunno, too many tropical fruits around that I ever bought one...
-Big Mac - the set menue with fries and a coke is about 100 baht (2.70$), the burger alone probaly around 60 baht (1.60$). But a soup or rice with something will cost you around 20 baht (0.55$) and can be real delicious...
-standard adult movie ticket - dunno, don't go often into cine, was about 4$ for ticket. And you have to get up and stand still and shut up when they start playing the national song at beginning of movie...
-Snickers bar (vile things that they are)- dunno, albeit I munch'em up often. Swiss chocolate bar (100grams) is around 2$
-CD - music and software (real ones) usually 300-400 baht (8-11$)
-average paperback novel - 300 - 400 baht (8-11$)

- Bus fare, non-aircon is 5 baht (0.13$), skytrain 15-40 baht depending on distance (40 baht gets you around 20km distance) (0.40-1.0$)

- 40-60 minutes of work required to afford lunch in food stall

- room rent from tiny 1500 baht (40$) to decent (like my 50sqm studio with kitchen and bath) 6000 baht (162$)

- Official minimum salaray for Bangkok is about 6000 baht these days (160$), kitchen helper gets about 4500 bath (121$),office workers about 8000-10'000 (216-270$)

It's pretty good life there if you earn your money in Switzerland and spent it there...

****

Dtools4fools
09-06-2006, 11:13 AM
quote:
Originally posted by tigertalon:
Single ticket for public transport: 1 Eur



G_O_D_D_A_M_N!

Single ticket in town (10km) cost me 3.80 Sfr (about3$), single journey to Zurich airport (100km at the most) about 60 Sfr (50$)
Gas for car about 1.50$ per LITER that is not per gal....

*****

F6_Ace
09-06-2006, 11:42 AM
I almost forgot one:

topless hand shandy - 12

Viper2005_
09-06-2006, 12:33 PM
An hour in the Robin 2160 costs me 92.

When I go gliding, an aerotow to 2000 feet costs me 20.

WB_Outlaw
09-06-2006, 01:12 PM
A Cessna 172R goes for about $95/hr. here in Houston.

The only sailplane rates I could find were from a club, which costs $400 to join and $30/month dues. Rates range from 5$ take off fee +$9/hour to $12/hour depending on the model. A tow to 2000' is $18. If the field wasn't halfway to Dallas I might be up for the sail plane gig.

--Outlaw.

Friendly_flyer
09-06-2006, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
For a good cochinillo, go Castile (i.e. Segovia).

My in-laws took me to Segovia to taste the cochinillo, and I can vouch for what Dux is saying. The aquaduct is great too!