These posts include a standard shopping list we’ll use for every place that introduces typical local produce and goods while also serving as a cost of living index.

Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

2017-08-25T15:21:38+00:00By |

Having settled into Siem Reap where we've established a home, we’ve become familiar with what things cost in Cambodia and thought it was time to share a Siem Reap shopping list for our Price Check series, just in case you're planning to settle in for a while when you venture here. In short: shopping here is inexpensive …

Price Check: a Sydney Shopping List

2019-01-29T13:21:36+00:00By |

After posting our guide to experiencing Sydney on a Budget and our apartment reviews, it seemed like a good time to do our Price Check: a Sydney Shopping List for you. Despite spending a great deal of time in Australia over the last 12 months, we still had trouble getting used to how expensive the …

Bangkok Shopping List — what things cost in Bangkok

2015-08-24T22:48:00+00:00By |

Bangkok is a fun place to shop. For most visitors that means buying cheap hippy clothes and skimpy stuff for the beach holiday they’re about to have on a Thai island or a resort on the coast. And then buying even more revealing gear once they’re back in Bangkok before they fly home to show …

Tips to Saving Money When Self-Catering

2018-11-26T11:00:57+00:00By |

In our last post on What Things Cost Around the World, we compared the dockets of our Price Check shopping lists from some 24 destinations we stayed at around the world on our yearlong grand tour. Our goal was to give self-catering travellers who like settling into places for a while an idea of what …

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

2018-11-26T16:21:29+00:00By |

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

An Edinburgh Shopping List

2018-11-26T11:00:55+00:00By |

When we arrived at our 'home away from home' in Edinburgh, we soon found there were enough supplies in the fridge and in the cupboards to delay our usual initial shopping trip until our second day in Stockbridge. The next day, as we wandered around the handsome village, we noted a number of wonderful specialty …

Price Check: a Berlin Shopping List

2017-09-17T16:01:39+00:00By |

It’s always a bit of a shock to the wallet going to Western Europe after spending time in Central or Eastern Europe, where the prices are significantly lower. Berliners swear their city is cheaper to live in than other European capitals, but while rents, utilities and transport might be lower – and we certainly found …

Price Check: a Kraków Shopping List

2014-09-24T03:01:07+00:00By |

  We're bringing our latest edition in our Price Check series* to you from Poland with our Krakow shopping list, which has been a fun one to research. We were last in Krakow four years ago on a trip around Central and Eastern Europe and we found it so affordable back then that we decided …

A Vienna Shopping List

2018-11-26T11:00:55+00:00By |

The duration of most of our stays this year has been two weeks. Apart from our pre-departure preparations for Grantourismo and soiree in Dubai and the days leading up to our launch party in London, only on two occasions on the trip have we stayed in places for only a week each, in Italy and in …

Price Check: a Zell am See Shopping List

2018-11-26T11:00:54+00:00By |

If you want no more than a gulash soup to warm you up and some pasta and pizza to refuel after a day skiing or snowboarding in Zell am See, then you’ll be satisfied with the town's smattering of pan-Italian eateries. Aside from a few other empty restaurants we spotted, the only other alternative seems …

Price Check: a Budapest Shopping List

2017-10-02T18:26:10+00:00By |

  Budapest is a brilliant city to stay in a holiday rental and settle in for a while. Food, wine, culture, and beauty aside, this Budapest shopping list shows it’s a fantastically affordable place to live for a European city. We still have a few destinations to go on our grand tour, but as the …

Price Check: an Istanbul Shopping List

2018-05-09T22:26:24+00:00By |

Istanbul is not the amazing budget destination it once was five years ago but it’s still far more affordable than most European cities. Sure you can go out to a swanky restaurant or a fashionable bar in Istanbul and fork out as much for a degustation menu or a silly cocktail as you would in …

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