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elkiton



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Message Posted:
28/11/2009 18:23

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Just arrived back from 10 days cat sitting for a friend in Polis. Bought our food locally in decent sized supermarkets. Was surprised to find that we spent about 50% more on housekeeping than anticipated. Many items costing around 5-10 E here were at least 2E more expensive down there, and we had some shockers like a pack of 8 locally baked doughnuts for 3.75E.

We did not buy it, but a very small Green & Blacks luxury chocolate box was 17.5E !

There were exceptions, and we bought several kilos of good coffee on offer in Orphandes - Paphos....in large packet sizes not available in the North, however my overall impression is that despite rising costs here the north, it is still a cheaper place to live based on an overall shopping basket sample.

Anyone find the same or otherwise?



TonyE



sporty


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28/11/2009 18:43

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i read on a property website a few months ago,they did a survey on shopping within the eu,it was over 15 countries with a shopping list of about 20 different items in the shops,they were like for like items so it was done fairly,south cyprus was 2nd most expensive country in europe,italy was the most expensive,i think uk was about 5th or 6th.



smithy


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Message Posted:
28/11/2009 18:45

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where did the North come on the poll, Sporty



sporty


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28/11/2009 18:50

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The north wasnt in the pole,apparently it doesnt seem to exist for some strange reason!! lol



barnaclebill


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28/11/2009 19:52

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Hi Tony

We were down there for a couple of weeks and found the same .The few things that come to mind are 2 x latte coffee 9 euros ,bag of potatoes 4.99 euros, 6 Mr Kipling pies 4.50 all in Limmassol and in the new Mall by the new port the cost of clothes unbelievable.Can now understand why so many ex-pats are trying to sell up and move on.



mmmmmm



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28/11/2009 21:10

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OF COURSE the 'south' is expensive.. it uses the Euro which has appreciated 30-40% against the GBP...



Why do you think Eire is 'empty' while everyone shops in the north ?...



elkiton



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28/11/2009 21:48

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Sorry mmmmmmm, I don't understand the need for your (capitalised) "OF COURSE"....... we use Turkish Lira here in the North where I normally shop and have used this currency to make my comparison.



In the last 11 months the TL has shifted down by 5.1% against the Euro which does not explain why I could afford to shop there last Xmas, and I can't now.



So my logic says that the South has just racked it's prices up regardless of exchange rates.



TonyE



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