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18366Re: [Slovak-World] Eats, smokes, and booze in Slovakia

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  • Gergely
    Jul 14, 2007
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      That's useful info Martin.

      Thanks,

      Jack Gergely
      Newport News
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Martin Votruba
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 6:02 PM
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Eats, smokes, and booze in Slovakia


      > Do they have drive-thru Taco Bells yet? Just a thought...

      A good idea, Julie (except I'd suggest McBryndzove Halusky or
      something), the price could be competitive for international travelers
      crossing Slovakia's borders. Brussels has just released data about
      the the relative prices (exchange rate) of food, tobacco, and alcohol
      in Europe. If the average price within the European Union is set at
      100%, then food costs 158% in Norway and 142% in Switzerland (not EU
      members), but just 67% in Slovakia, which has the lowest or close to
      the lowest prices in the EU. Other categories:

      Tobacco: 227% Norway -- 51% Slovakia
      Alcohol: 229% Norway -- 67% Slovakia

      However, the Slovaks probably won't be in a rush to bemoan the
      Norwegians' lot. Norway also has the highest percentage of
      millionaires in the world according to a survey released this week.
      After the price of the primary residence is deduced, one in 86
      Norwegians is still left with assets worth at least one million US
      dollars.

      A comparison of the Central European prices may be more relevant for
      tourists:

      ____________ Food: _ Tob. _ Alc.

      Switzerland - 142% _ 102% _ 96%
      Germany ----- 105% _ 119% _ 82%
      Czech R. ---- _69% __ 52% _ 86%
      Austria ----- 110% __ 98% _ 81%
      Slovakia ---- _67% __ 51% _ 72%
      Poland ------ _67% __ 44% _ 91%
      Hungary ----- _71% __ 54% _ 77%
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      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu





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