Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn’t surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass.
Whether you’re in an outlandishly expensive country or just want to save money, there are plenty of strategies for stretching your food budget in Europe. Here are some tips:
Each country has its equivalent of the hamburger stand; I saw a “McCheaper” in Switzerland. You might say to yourself, “I didn’t travel all the way to Venice to eat in a McDonald’s,” but consider fast food as comfort food – something fun halfway through your trip.