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Value: Athens

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The Greek
capital has been rocked by a debt crisis. The result? Austerity measures and
decreased spending. It also means that tourism-related businesses are dropping
prices in an effort to lure free-spending foreign visitors. You, perhaps.

  • Average
    2010 hotel rate: $126 (down 9 percent)
  • Price of
    beer (12 oz.): $2.60–$5.19
  • Two-mile
    taxi ride: $3.63
  • State
    Department 2011 per diems: $333 (down 10 percent)

Most and Least Expensive European Cities

Value: Athens

The Greek
capital has been rocked by a debt crisis. The result? Austerity measures and
decreased spending. It also means that tourism-related businesses are dropping
prices in an effort to lure free-spending foreign visitors. You, perhaps.

  • Average
    2010 hotel rate: $126 (down 9 percent)
  • Price of
    beer (12 oz.): $2.60–$5.19
  • Two-mile
    taxi ride: $3.63
  • State
    Department 2011 per diems: $333 (down 10 percent)
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Most and Least Expensive European Cities

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