What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities (3)

Now that we’ve seen an overview of Northern and Southern Europe, it’s time to take a look at a few countries in Western Europe.

The purchasing power of the currency in a given country depends on a number of factors, one of which is the level of wages. That’s why prices can be noticeably different from one country to another. There are various indicators that come into play when comparing the price of a product in every country to gauge the purchasing power of its inhabitants. But we kept it simple and focused on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?

Brussels, Belgium

Home to the main offices of the European Parliament, Brussels boasts a pretty advanced economy. Nevertheless, you can find a four-star hotel for under €100 a night and eat an all-inclusive meal at a classy restaurant for around €25 to €30.

Berlin, Germany

Contrary to what you might think, Berlin is one of the least expensive capital cities in Europe. In Berlin, €100 goes a long way. In fact, it would buy you tickets to most of the city’s museums or dinner for a week. You can also find four-star hotels for under €100 a night.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch capital isn’t known for being particularly affordable. With €100, you could pay for a monthly public transport pass or mandatory private health insurance, but that’s about it. You can easily spend €60 for two people at a restaurant, so if you’re planning on eating out for lunch, you might want to consider fast food.

Paris, France

Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world, for both living and visiting. That’s why €100 will get you next to nowhere. For instance, if you’re a coffee lover, Paris could break the bank – €100 can only get you coffee Monday through Friday for a month or a dinner for two (max.).

In our next and final article in the series “What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities,” we’ll take a look at Eastern Europe. Until then, feel free to share your favourite tips and tricks with us 

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