3. Not all things are created EQUAL
Yes, it is true and probably better that way in the long run! When you go overseas you will see some dramatic prices if you try to compare it to the USA. Dramatic, meaning HIGHER. But let me set the picture before you are afraid. 🙂
First, all countries have a particular currency and it sets them apart depending on their economy and other factors. YOU have to remember that.
Second, most countries import A LOT of products that are manufactured in the USA or Asia and those products are taxed and in the end makes the value higher.
Third, hmm I can’t think of any right now 🙂 But there should be a third right? Might want to check back later. America is so big and we have access to things because its in our home so everything is cheaper than you would see it in Europe.
Well, once again from my first trip to France I already knew that the Franc was expensive. I was so young that I didn’t pay attention but I remember it wasn’t that cheap. Now that most countries in Europe have adopted the Euro it can easily compared to the dollar, although the dollar is extremely weak and has been for the last 2 years unfortunately. So when you visit any country just try to think of yourself shopping at a hotel mall 🙂 Those are the prices you should expect. Buying food in some countries you might be paying $6 for a Value Meal at McDonalds (Mickey D’s).
‘m just warning you so that you won’t be shocked. Through my experience from all of the countries I have been to, here is my summary about them.
1. France – Food Great But Expensive, Clothes Expensive
2. Great Britain – Moderate Food Prices, Clothes Moderately Priced
3. Austria – Not much memory
4. Slovaka – Not much memory
5. Czech Republic – Not much memory
6. Finland – Food Expensive, Clothes Expensive
7. Sweden – Food Moderate, Expensive Clothes
8. Spain – Cheap Food, Moderate Price Clothes
9. Greece – Reasonable Priced Food, NO Time to Shop For Clothes 🙁