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EuroTest warns travellers to consider unexpected costs in their travel budgets

While travel and accommodation prices are relatively easy to calculate from home, EuroTest warns that it is sometimes the unexpected costs during a holiday break that can get out of hand.

The latest EuroTest has made a comparison of incidental holiday expenses from 20 popular holiday destinations in 18 European countries. Although, overall, prices were high in typically expensive cities like London or Oslo, the survey discovered that Munich was an unexpectedly affordable destination. Meanwhile, as might be expected, cities such as Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana fell on the less expensive side.

While travel and accommodation prices are relatively easy to calculate from home, EuroTest warns that it is sometimes the unexpected costs during a holiday break that can get out of hand.

The latest EuroTest has made a comparison of incidental holiday expenses from 20 popular holiday destinations in 18 European countries. Although, overall, prices were high in typically expensive cities like London or Oslo, the survey discovered that Munich was an unexpectedly affordable destination. Meanwhile, as might be expected, cities such as Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana fell on the less expensive side.

The most expensive incidental costs were:

  1. City tour
  2. Admission to the zoo/theme parks
  3. Health and bodycare items
  4. Eating out

The map below shows the cities with high, medium and low incidental costs and travellers are advised to plan ahead for incidental costs accordingly.
According to EuroTest these are 5 cities with the lowest and highest incidental costs:
Low incidental costs:
Belgrade,
Zagreb,
Ljubljana,
Prague,
Budapest

High incidental costs:
Oslo,
Paris,
London,
Copenhagen,
Madrid

European cities and the level of incidental costs