Tallinn is the only eurozone capital to feature in the top five cities for value in the new City Costs Barometer by Post Office Travel Money, which is dominated by Eastern Europe’s cultural capitals. Latvia’s Riga is the cheapest of 23 city break destinations for the second year running for meals and drinks, sightseeing, travel and hotel accommodation. Lower meal prices and a weak currency helped Budapest overtake Prague. The Hungarian capital is cheapest overall when hotel costs are excluded. Riga, Tallinn and Belfast offer the cheapest three-star accommodation using prices from Hotels.com, while hotels in Stockholm are Europe’s highest-priced. Culture comes cheapest across the Irish Sea. Visits to museums, art galleries and heritage attractions are a bargain in Belfast and Dublin. So, pack your swimsuit and your appetite, and come to our little Hungary!
source: www.postoffice.co.uk: Data relates to 20 March 2012 exchange rates. The Post Office City Costs Barometer 2012 uses the lowest average price for commodities supplied by National and Regional Tourist Offices and all prices are verified by online research and spot checks. Accommodation prices are taken from the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI® , based on an average nightly price across the year for two adults sharing a double/twin room in a three-star hotel).