Athens is expensive, but don’t take my word for it. HERE is an article from Friday’s edition of the Greek newspaper Kathimerini. Or, if you prefer, below is the brief article in full:

Athens is the 25th most expensive city in the world, ranking alongside Amsterdam and Sao Paolo, according to the results of a survey of 143 cities assessed by international human resources consulting firm Mercer.

Greece rose to 25th place from 29th last year, according to the survey, which found Moscow to be the world’s most expensive city, followed by Tokyo and London.

Athens ranks just three places below New York and is overall more expensive than major cities, including Madrid, Stockholm, Melbourne and Brussels.

The authors of the report considered rent prices as well as the costs of basic goods and services, such as public transport, in drawing up their chart.

According to the report, Athens sells some of Europe’s most expensive coffee, at an average of 3.85 euros a cup, just behind Moscow with 4 euros.

3 thoughts on “Athens is Expensive

  1. Thanks, Brett! This is DEFINITELY going to be added to my presentations … SHEESH!! Kisses to the girls!


  2. I just noticed something amusing while in the supermarket today. You know that “Total” brand Greek yogurt? It’s a lot cheaper in the UK… the same goes for Feta. Also, Greek olive oil is about the same price as the cheap brands in Greece. When I think of the cost of importing goods, I don’t see how this makes sense, unless there is some serious price-fixing going on at Greek supermarkets.

    Another interesting supermarket discovery – Lidl is doing specials on Greek goods, so I’ve been able to curb my craving for dolmades (it’s says their made in Halkidiki).

    – Paul

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