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Value: Munich

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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)

Most and Least Expensive European Cities

Value: Munich

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)
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