Most and Least Expensive European Cities
Here’s another of those surprises—a once expensive city that is back on the affordable list. That’s because when hotel rooms are readily available for less than $150 a night, hardy meals at the Viktualienmarkt cost less than $10, the views from atop St. Peter’s Church are yours for under $2, and you can spend hours singing German drinking songs at a bier hall for the (cheap) price of a Helles, you know your budget is safe.
- Average 2010 hotel rate: $140 (down 9 percent)
- Price of beer: (half-liter): $3.90–$6.49
- Two-mile taxi ride: $11.11
- State Department per diem: $414 (down 9 percent)