Sunday, November 9, 2008

Oddly Affordable vs Annoyingly Expensive

Paris is expensive. It's expensive like London, like New York, like any other metropolis where the population is so dense. Produce is pricey, rent is high, and parking is outrageous. Moving to the big city we knew we were going to see high prices for certain items and services but every once in a while I still get sticker shock. Dental floss, for example, is wildly expensive, €5.90 the pop. Shoes are another crazy expensive item, I rarely see any shoes worth wearing for less than €90.00.

It's not all bad news though. We have run across several things that are surprisingly cheap!
  • Leg Waxing ~ €12.00
  • Bottle of decent wine ~ €6.00
  • Internet/cable/phone package with unlimited US calling ~ €29.00
  • Baguette ~ €1.00
  • Flying from Paris to Rome ~ €70
I guess it boils down to priorities.

1 comment:

Kristin L said...

loving the free calling! Call me anytime, I am 12 (or now maybe 11) hours behind you! Drunk dialing anyone? Ha!
At least you'll be able to stock up on floss and shoes when you're in Seattle over the holidays!