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Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

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Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

Do you think Amsterdam is generally more expensive than Paris..?

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1. Re: Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

For accommodation, yes. For eating and drinking, no.

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2. Re: Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

It really depends on your lifestyle during the vacation in these cities.

Some things are more expensive in Amsterdam, other things in Paris.

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I second what Pericoloso said. Paris is much larger, so you can get a very decent hotel for a good price if you accept that every day starts with a subway ride. But because the city is so big, staying in one area means you need to take the subway anyway if you want to see another part, so you can’t avoid public transport as is. In Amsterdam, centrally located hotels are really pricey, and the ones a train- or metro-ride away tend to lack atmosphere.

Food and drink is certainly more expensive in Paris, where you easily spend 5 euro on a small soda at a cafe. It also seemed to me it’s harder to get out of the tourist zones with such high prices. The only time we paid anything close to Dutch prices was at a restaurant outside the perepherique. In Amsterdam, several areas cater to the budget tourist, or you walk 5-10 minutes in the “wrong” direction, and you are likely to stumble onto something more local.

Transportation is cheaper in Paris, but in Amsterdam you don’t need much of it if you are in good enough shape to walk. Entry tickets to sights seemed to be similarly priced, with Paris perhaps somewhat more expensive.

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4. Re: Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

This why we have spent so much time over the past decades trying to help visitors with finding value well ,located hotels within budget or close.

Other cities don’t often require that level of effort

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The average price of a cup of coffee in Paris is €2.14 (according to DossierFamilial) against €2.16-€2.40 in Amsterdam (according to MissetHoreca).

Ticket to the Louvre - Paris: € 17.00, the Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam: € 17.50;

Centre Pompidou - Paris: €14.00, Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam: € 17.50. (Not to mention the eleven city museums in Paris which are free, like the Musée d'Art Moderne, Musée Carnavalet, Musée Cernuschi, etc.)

Food and drink prices can vary a lot, but are always displayed clearly in France (also visible from outside) so you shouldn't have any surprises there. Yes, you can pay a lot (Café de Flore: Coca Cola €6.80!) but also much less (€2.90 at Les Facultés in the very touristy 6th arr.)

Edited: 17 July 2018, 01:28
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6. Re: Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

I find Amsterdam more expensive accomodation so I tend to be more creative to cut costs such as using Priceline.

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7. Re: Amsterdam more expensive than Paris....

Depends on the area you are staying in both places as hotels in Paris can be expensive if you are staying more central.

Edited: 17 July 2018, 09:43
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I think both cities are best for tourism, in Amsterdam accommodation is a bit pricey than Paris, however, for outings, nightlife, food and drinks Amsterdam is the best place and cheaper too.

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