Shopping in Luxembourg or in the border countries?

The advantage of living in Luxembourg is that you are next to three very different countries, multiplying your choice and your desires! So, how do you find your way around?

In 2020, the Nielsen Institute compared the prices of 110,000 everyday consumer products in the four countries that make up the Greater Region: France, Germany, Belgium and of course Luxembourg.

Germany appears to be the country with the lowest prices. France comes second. Luxembourg is in third place and Belgium comes last.

In terms of the products available, France offers four times the number of products than its neighbouring countries Belgium and Luxembourg

So department by department, where to shop? 

Luxembourg is the most cost-effective place to buy drinks.

In Germany, drugstore, perfumery, hygiene and non-food products are the most economical.

France seems to be the country to buy fresh produce (9.8% cheaper) and groceries.

And where to go for a good deal?

In Belgium, a stone's throw from the Luxembourg border, in Messancy, there is a mini shopping village with more than 60 shops selling branded goods at factory outlet prices. All these brands can be bought at bargain prices in an open and nicely furnished space. It's the perfect location if you love bargains!

In Germany, visit the shopping cities of Trier and Saarbrücken.

In Trier, you will love the city centre chock-a-block with shops and large shopping arcades where you can shop in a city steeped in history!

Just like Trier, Saarbrücken is a very busy city with a lively city centre where you can shop and enjoy the atmosphere and beauty of the place (numerous monuments are worth seeing!).

In France, between Metz and Thionville, the choice is vast! From the large established retailers to budding young designers, there's something for everyone!

So don't hesitate to make a few trips outside the Grand Duchy for some targeted shopping and great bargains!

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