An annual travel survey in the UK that looked at average visitor costs in 35 European locations. And Lisbon has surpassed traditional budget-friendly eastern European cities to become the best-value city break destination on the continent. The survey done by the UK's Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer, puts the Portuguese capital in first place, followed by Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, Krakow (third) and Athens (fourth).
The survey's key findings
According to the survey, the lowest-priced accommodation was in the following cities Lisbon, Portugal £121 Athens, Greece £128 Vilnius, Lithuania £128 Krakow, Poland £130 and Riga, Latvia £147. The highest-priced accommodation were found in the following cities Amsterdam, The Netherlands £525 Venice, Italy £480 Dublin, Republic of Ireland £448 Florence, Italy £402 and Belfast, Northern Ireland £392.
The survey also found that the highest costs while eating out were incurred in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Austria and Geneva.
The Post Office City Costs Barometer 2023 survey is based on early May exchange rates. The information was either given by tourist offices, or got through online research. Also, sites such as Bookings.com and Hotels.com were sources for two-night accommodation prices.
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