Most and Least Expensive European Cities
“O Sole Mio”? How about “Oh Woe Is Me-oh”? That’s what you’ll be thinking as you lay out as much as $130 for a 40-minute gondola ride. It’s true that Venice is sinking into the sea and that you may get a little wet as you tiptoe through the piazzas. But you won’t mind. After paying these prices, you’ve already been hosed.
- Average 2010 hotel rate: $211 (up 5 percent)
- Price of beer (12 oz.): $3.90–$6.49
- Two-mile water-taxi ride: $8.44
- State Department 2011 per diem: $546 (down 10 percent)