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Is this the Warsaw you know?

isa 10 | 41  
14 Aug 2009 /  #1
For the most unflattering take on Warsaw (full of left-handed compliments) turn to the recent NYTimes travel section:

After reading this, I have no desire to visit Warsaw...which "may not be the prettiest city,[but] it remains one of Europe's cheapest."

Huh? Isn't Warsaw consistently listed at the top of most expensive cities in the world???
15 Aug 2009 /  #2
google : Most expensive cities and a wikipedia result will surface which says other wise.
Matowy - | 295  
15 Aug 2009 /  #3
Why would one even consider Warsaw? Everyone knows Kraków is more suitable for tourism.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Aug 2009 /  #4
Isn't Warsaw consistently listed at the top of most expensive cities in the world???

You might be thinking of Moscow or maybe not at all.
OP isa 10 | 41  
15 Aug 2009 /  #5
The Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2008 lists Warsaw at number 35 out of 143. In my book, that makes it expensive.
And even though the 2009's survey mentions: "European cities have experienced some of this year's steepest falls in the ranking, with Warsaw plummeting from 35th to 113th and Glasgow (129th place) and Birmingham (125th place) in the UK falling 60 and 59 places respectively. German and Spanish cities all fell between eight and 11 places, whereas cities in Sweden, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary all fell between 36 and 48 places." - it was mainly due to the European currencies weakening against the dollar earlier this year. As of today, the zloty has rebound significantly,and with it, the high cost of living in Warsaw!
plk123 8 | 4,148  
15 Aug 2009 /  #6
so, tourism or living? maybe it's cheap to visit

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