Life isn’t cheap at the moment and that’s a bit of an understatement, to be blear. Prices are soaring through the roof, no matter where you look. Your daily shot of caffeine? Your energy bill? Those renovation works you had planned for so long? Public transportation? Everything keeps on getting more and more expensive, meaning for most of us our quality of life isn’t exactly improving. Some of us are having to pay attention to every euro we spend and even the more fortunate ones are still feeling the consequences of the financial crisis we’re in.
The end of the year is never a cheap time to be alive and that’s more true now than ever before. When shopping for your Christmas dinner and all those presents you promised everyone you would buy them, you’ll definitely notice the difference with last year. Chances are that if you’re organizing a secret Santa, you’ll either have to increase the price limit or you’ll have to drastically downsize the actual presents – even though a bit of smart shopping can already change a lot.
Cost of living
If you’re looking for a winter holiday, however, there’s a lot less to be done about pricing. Unless you’re very lucky and you come across a promotion, which makes you wonder whether or not it’s too good to be true, chances are you’ll just have to pay what it’s worth, from flight tickets over hotel rooms to restaurant dinners. So if you still have some budget left to go on a trip and you’re eager to get the most out of it, you have to look at the cost of living at your destination.
Luckily for you, the people at Omio have done the hard work for you. They looked at 100 different travel spots across Europe to determine which cities, which destinations give you the most for your hard-earner money. To do so, they analyzed a whole list of factors, going from the price of public transportation to the number of free activities available in that city. And as it turns out, Granada in Spain is the cheapest destination in Europe at the moment. You can drink a beer for an average price of 2,5 euros an 24 hours’ worth of transportation will cost you just 1,4 euros. We don’t know about you but we can recognize a good deal when we see one.