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Costings compared to the UK

We are travelling and staying at Holiday Club from 12-16 December, and staying half board. What are the costings like compared to the UK? How much is a bottle of wine, beer a meal etc. Any help with my budgetting would be great.

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1. Re: Costings compared to the UK

you wont find £2.99 bottles of wine but you will find something for about £5

pizza is about £10

you will find it more expensive than the UK and I would suggest, if you like wine in the evening etc then buy a box of it at the airport

you can also only get wine etc from the alco shops, not from the supermarkets

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Here are the menus at your hotel, including prices.

A la Carte holidayclub.fi/imagebank/hcr_menu_2012_su-en…

Lapland Menu holidayclub.fi/imagebank/Ravintolamenut/lapp…

The prices in all restaurant menus include taxes etc. so there are no extras such as the 12.5% service charge that you are used to. Also, there is no tipping in Finland. Meal prices are probably quite comparable to the UK.

½ liter of draft lager is 6-7€ in a restaurant while you can buy ½ liter can for 2.50€ in a supermarket. In a restaurant 12cl glass of wine is about 5€ and the whole bottle 20€ and up. In general, alcoholic drinks are expensive in Finnish restaurants.

A cup of coffee or tea is 2-2.50€

If you take a taxi the base fare is 5,70€ plus 1,48€ per km. For a comparison, London black cabs are 50% more expensive.

Hope this helps.

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3. Re: Costings compared to the UK

Taxi rates are the same in the entire country and depend on time and day, number of passengers and distance. See the tariffs at http://www.taksihelsinki.fi/htd/page2.aspx

I agree with the other posters that all in all the price level is not THAT much more expensive. What makes the groceries of tourists more expensive is that they seem to stick to the same products and brands as at home. As such they are most likely imported for the tourists only as locals are not consuming them. Quite often there's a similar local product and/or brand available that would probably be cheaper.

Alcohol on the other hand is much more expensive, but that is due to the high taxes imposed on alcoholic beverages by the Finnish government.

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4. Re: Costings compared to the UK

Thank you very muchall this info is helpful. A box of wine at the airport it is. :-)

Edited: 4:01 am, December 06, 2012
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