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Self-catering costs

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Self-catering costs

What is a rough cost of staying self-catering for one week for group of 4 adults? Supermarket costs vs eating out? We are trying to weigh up whether it works out cheaper to go for a catered chalet.


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1. Re: Self-catering costs

This really depends on what you eat and how much you drink.

Food prices in the larger supermarkets in Chamonix aren't too dissimilar to prices in the UK. Beer is a cheaper (approximately €2/litre), wine is a bit cheaper. Fresh meat and fish is considerably more expensive.

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2. Re: Self-catering costs

That's great, thank you. I just wondered in comparison to UK and you have answered that for me!

Its a judgement on whether I can be bothered to cook now really!



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3. Re: Self-catering costs

I would differ with Biarritz, supermarket prices are very similar to UK, sometimes cheaper, rarely more expensive. It depends on what you eat.

I live there most of the year and do not find it too expensive.

I would say that the hypermarkets , especially Intermarche, in/near Sallanches are very good.

U Marche in Chamonix does have a good butchers dept.

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