Most and Least Expensive European Cities
Slow down, you crazy child. As Billy Joel rightly said, Vienna waits for you. There are plenty of ways to save here beyond the moderate hotel rates. A round-trip train ticket from the airport to the city is only $20, a one-day travel card is less than $8, and standing-room-only tickets to the State Opera are sometimes available for under $5.
- Average 2010 hotel rate: $155 (up 2 percent)
- Price of beer (half-liter): $3.90–$4.55
- Two-mile taxi ride: $9.09
- State Department per diem: $349 (down 9 percent)