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Even though the Euro is $1.25, it appears things are cheaper in Amsterdam than New York or Hawaii. I thought things would be more expensive over her in Euroland.

                 New York  Amsterdam  Kona      LA

Beer                $4          €2                 $5        $8

Dinner for 5    $250      €80               $350    $160

Omelette         $15       €7

Coffee             $2         €2                 $2.50

Buds                            €10/g            $15/g  $20/g

Economic theory says inflation should show in currency exchange, but something else is going on with inflation and dollar and relative buying power.

People seem less stressed in Amsterdam, happier than NY and LA. There are almost no cars in Centrum area…all bikes and pedestrians and canal boats. It oozes charm.


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  1. Marco Cattaneo on September 7, 2012 6:08 am

    dinner for 5 in amsterdam at 80 euros ??? a sandwich and a glass of water, maybe.

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