Krakow market square, Poland

City Costs Barometer 2016

  • Sterling goes furthest in Eastern European cities  
  • Lisbon best value in Western Europe

If you’re planning a short break in Europe this spring, the eighth annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money suggests you head east for the best value. At a time when sterling has fallen in value against virtually every European currency, Eastern European cities fill eight of the top 10 places in the latest barometer of costs for 35 cities.

Key findings include:

  • Prices are cheapest in Warsaw, one of ten new cities surveyed for this year’s barometer. The Lithuanian capital Vilnius is a close runner up, while Budapest, Riga, Krakow and Dubrovnik are among the other great value Eastern European cities.
     
  • It’s not just Eastern Europe where prices are low. Lower prices make Lisbon cheapest in Western Europe and Athens makes the top 10 as well.

 

With prices up for UK tourists in 80 per cent of cities this year – thanks to rising local prices and a weaker pound – it’ll pay to compare costs between cities before booking!

City break holidaymakers can purchase euro over the counter at more than 10,000 Post Office branches, while other currencies featuring in the City Costs Barometer are available on demand at over 1,600 branches.  In total up to 70 currencies can be pre-ordered at all 11,500 Post Office branches or online for next day branch or home delivery.

 

If you’re planning a short break in Europe this spring, the eighth annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money suggests you head east for the best value. At a time when sterling has fallen in value against virtually every European currency, Eastern European cities fill eight of the top 10 places in the latest barometer of costs for 35 cities.

Key findings include:

  • Prices are cheapest in Warsaw, one of ten new cities surveyed for this year’s barometer. The Lithuanian capital Vilnius is a close runner up, while Budapest, Riga, Krakow and Dubrovnik are among the other great value Eastern European cities.
     
  • It’s not just Eastern Europe where prices are low. Lower prices make Lisbon cheapest in Western Europe and Athens makes the top 10 as well.

 

With prices up for UK tourists in 80 per cent of cities this year – thanks to rising local prices and a weaker pound – it’ll pay to compare costs between cities before booking!

City break holidaymakers can purchase euro over the counter at more than 10,000 Post Office branches, while other currencies featuring in the City Costs Barometer are available on demand at over 1,600 branches.  In total up to 70 currencies can be pre-ordered at all 11,500 Post Office branches or online for next day branch or home delivery.

 

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