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Europe’s least expensive metropolis breaks revealed, as costs rise in most journey locations

Europe’s least expensive metropolis breaks revealed, as costs rise in most journey locations

The price of a dozen frequent vacation purchases, from a journey card and entrance to a museum to a cup of espresso and two nights in a three-star resort, have been used to rank the worth of 20 European cities for holidaymakers.

For the primary time in a number of years, the outcomes of the Put up Workplace’s annual Metropolis Prices Barometer report have put two Western European cities forward of Japanese Europe, with Athens topping the chart because the Continent’s best-value metropolis break, adopted by Lisbon. Krakow, Riga and Budapest take the third, fourth and fifth positions. Athens has risen by means of the ranks from twentieth place in 2020.

The 2020 report put Lviv, Tirana, Budapest, Belgrade and Vilnius within the top-five worth positions, however with Ukraine off the journey map this yr, it doesn’t function.

Amsterdam was ranked as the most costly of the 20 metropolis break locations within the Put up Workplace report (Picture: Getty)

What’s stark is that the general price of a metropolis break has risen up to now two years, with the typical metropolis break in Athens costing £207.18, in comparison with £126.96 in Lviv in 2020 – a rise of 59.4 per cent. And whereas Lisbon is now in second place for a price break, costs have risen by a median 21 per cent within the metropolis since final yr, resulting from the price of lodging.

The 5 most costly metropolis break locations for 2022, in descending order, are Amsterdam, Venice, Copenhagen, Dublin and Paris, with the typical brief break within the Dutch capital costing £592.79. That is 75.6 per cent costlier than the most costly metropolis break (Zurich) in 2020, which got here in at £420.09. The report additionally reveals that costs within the Greek capital have fallen by 15 per cent, yr on yr.

Put up Workplace Barometer 2022 outcomes: the typical price of a two-night metropolis break

  1. Athens – £207.18
  2. Lisbon – £218.03
  3. Krakow – £218.55
  4. Riga – £220.32
  5. Budapest – £220.95
  6. Prague – £248.50
  7. Madrid – £298.81
  8. Berlin – £316.97
  9. Dubrovnik – £318.30
  10. Rome – £347.17
  11. Barcelona – £384.80
  12. Bruges – £389.05
  13. Florence – £397.87
  14. Vienna – £401.64
  15. Stockholm – £421.16
  16. Paris – £423.42
  17. Dublin – £436.12
  18. Copenhagen – £455.75
  19. Venice – £456.92
  20. Amsterdam – £592.79

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The Put up Workplace cites a scarcity of resort beds in Amsterdam and Venice as the rationale for his or her comparative price. It says that whereas prices for meals, drinks, sightseeing and transport have risen 4 per cent year-on-year in Amsterdam, the price of two nights’ three-star lodging has doubled to £403. Extra broadly, its analysis reveals that lodging costs have risen by greater than 20 per cent year-on-year in 15 of the 20 cities surveyed – with the largest will increase in Amsterdam (+104 per cent), Barcelona (+67 per cent) and Paris (+62 per cent).

Within the Put up Workplace’s survey of 636 UK adults planning a metropolis break in 2022, Athens solely ranks at quantity 12, with Lisbon in tenth place and Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Madrid the highest 5 wish-listed locations.

Nick Boden, head of Put up Workplace Journey Cash says: “Established favourites like Paris, Amsterdam and Venice could also be prime decisions among the many holidaymakers we surveyed however they’re additionally costly locations to go to and people who find themselves ready to swap to a metropolis with a decrease price of residing could make their kilos stretch a lot additional. Athens and Lisbon are half the value and supply a sunny autumn local weather in addition to low costs. Our recommendation to holidaymakers is to do their homework and test costs earlier than reserving.”