UK expensive or what!!

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blindfire

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#1
Well guys, just returned from a week in the UK.

I could not believe the prices there - 1.95 for a cup of tea?? 70p for a bag of crisps?? - mind this was on the services.

Got to my old mans house and went out for a beer 2.90 for a pint :cry:

I won't go on about the price of petrol, but my old man was saying about the council tax etc - how can you guys that live in the UK afford it - it seemed so expensive for simple things I was gutted - I think I'll stay in Germany although thats not perfect at least I can go for a beer and not have to check my wallet that I've got enough in to pay :D
 
#2
blindfire said:
Well guys, just returned from a week in the UK.

I could not believe the prices there - 1.95 for a cup of tea?? 70p for a bag of crisps?? - mind this was on the services.

Got to my old mans house and went out for a beer 2.90 for a pint :cry:

I won't go on about the price of petrol, but my old man was saying about the council tax etc - how can you guys that live in the UK afford it - it seemed so expensive for simple things I was gutted - I think I'll stay in Germany although thats not perfect at least I can go for a beer and not have to check my wallet that I've got enough in to pay :D
2.90? It's 4 quid a pint here! :evil:

Then again, it does keep the scum out. Not a student or chav in sight!
 
#6
Prices in the UK are unbelivable! Even in a shithole like Northampton a pint of Stella will cost you £2:80. I got charged £7:00 for a double voddy and Coke the other day! On average a full tank of petrol will cost about £40:00 too. =|
 
#7
Ozduke said:
Good idea for a thread - "How much is a pint where you live?!"

About 95p here in Aus.
Out of curiosity, how much is that in Aussie dollors?

Its about 2 Euros in Rome, which is about £1:50.
 
#8
Had a team urine up in Berlin last Nov. Hotel which was in the old East was £40 for 2 nights B and B-converted workers flats, cheap, cheerful and very clean.
Very cheap public transport-tram and U-Bahn. One day travel card about £2.00. Run on time as well-must be a tale there........
The nitty gritty-beer prices were the same as London-but in Euros, tabs half price. Currywurst mit pommes about £1.50.
Local boozer:£3.00 Fosters and similar. Full of chavs and East Euros behind the bar.
Remind me who won the war................
 
#9
76mill said:
Had a team urine up in Berlin last Nov. Hotel which was in the old East was £40 for 2 nights B and B-converted workers flats, cheap, cheerful and very clean.
Very cheap public transport-tram and U-Bahn. One day travel card about £2.00. Run on time as well-must be a tale there........
The nitty gritty-beer prices were the same as London-but in Euros, tabs half price. Currywurst mit pommes about £1.50.
Local boozer:£3.00 Fosters and similar. Full of chavs and East Euros behind the bar.
Remind me who won the war................
Even in a horrible travel lodge 2 nights will cost you over £100 and thats Oswestry we're talking about!

A day saver on the bus will cost you £2:50

Jumbo sausage, small chips and curry sauce £3:00

However a pint of kangaroo P**s will cost about £2:00
 
#11
Old_Gregg said:
Ozduke said:
Good idea for a thread - "How much is a pint where you live?!"

About 95p here in Aus.
Out of curiosity, how much is that in Aussie dollors?

Its about 2 Euros in Rome, which is about £1:50.
Works out to about $2.30 AUD, but I would love to know where oz_duke gets his drinks considering when I left the Brissy in 95 a pint in the Brittania Inn was $5 AUD. Even now a stubby, 375m, costs around $3 AUD in most pubs. More in Oonce Oonce clubs. :(

Edited to rectify. Ozduke as opposed to what I typed, and stubbies are now 345m not 375
 

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#12
Old_Gregg said:
Prices in the UK are unbelivable! Even in a shithole like Northampton a pint of Stella will cost you £2:80. I got charged £7:00 for a double voddy and Coke the other day! On average a full tank of petrol will cost about £40:00 too. =|
In a fucking Nissan Micra. People with real cars pay about £60+ for a full tank
 
#13
I dont actually own a car yet (Im a Leconfield graduate!) But £40:00 was for my sister's mini. I think ill get some thing small and girly and save money TBH
 
#14
on_the_wallop said:
Old_Gregg said:
Ozduke said:
Good idea for a thread - "How much is a pint where you live?!"

About 95p here in Aus.
Out of curiosity, how much is that in Aussie dollors?

Its about 2 Euros in Rome, which is about £1:50.
Works out to about $2.30 AUD, but I would love to know where oz_duke gets his drinks considering when I left the Brissy in 95 a pint in the Brittania Inn was $5 AUD. Even now a stubby, 375m, costs around $3 AUD in most pubs. More in Oonce Oonce clubs. :(

Edited to rectify. Ozduke as opposed to what I typed, and stubbies are now 345m not 375
Sweet jesus! the average 330m here will cost the equivalent of about $6:50AUD!
 
#15
I go to the UK on holidays almost every year. But to us it is indeed very expensive,no matter what you're buying.
I take this all for granted,and even have a special "saving pot" to be able to pay for all the extras it will cost me to visit the UK instead of going on holiday in a European country. But still i always wonder how you manage to get yourselves p!ssed! It would take a fortune for me!

Clogs.
 
#16
Fugly said:
Old_Gregg said:
Prices in the UK are unbelivable! Even in a shithole like Northampton a pint of Stella will cost you £2:80. I got charged £7:00 for a double voddy and Coke the other day! On average a full tank of petrol will cost about £40:00 too. =|
In a fucking Nissan Micra. People with real cars pay about £60+ for a full tank
£55 to fill up my 206 1.6 with bliefrie.
Was at Ards airshow last month,£5 for a small sausage,chips,curry sauce & a coke!!! :evil:
 
#17
Motorway Services are a huge rip-off, and the food is still crap.

My council tax has trebled in 6 years - and do I see better Services, transport - NO !! Thanks Tony Blair. Thats your pension top-up paid for.
 
#18
£1.89 for a pint of Stella (which I wouldn't drink) at my local and £1.95 for a pint of Boddies.
A good carvery lunch for £3.25 or an all day breakfast for 2.45 (Incl coffee and toast).
I know it's expensive here but we do have afree health service which most other countries don't.
All in all I'll take the higher prices but not walk around in rose coloured specs.
No matter where you live you'll find pros and cons , the difference is that some people won't admit it's not perfect.
I've paid $AU2.60 for a litre of unleaded in the Northern territories which is roughly £1.06 . And in france I found the cost of fuel almost what it is here.
Anyway, I like it here and that's good enough for me, my brother lives in Oz and likes it there and that's good enough for me . I'm not into point scoring and know this isn't Utopia but to me it's Home,.
 
#19
craftsmanx said:
I know it's expensive here but we do have afree health service which most other countries don't.
But it's not free. It's paid for through our taxes. It's a bloated and inefficient behemoth and all the governement do to improve it is throw more money at the problem that gets spent on more management and not on services. I don't know how much comprehensive medical insurance would be but I'm sure it would cost me less than the relevent proportion of my taxes (including for my family). However as it's not an opt out system I will not pay twice ie tax and insurance.

Generally though the UK is extortionate when compared with other countries. I wouldn't mind paying lots but we certainly don't get value for money (see above reference the NHS).
 
#20
Having returned to UK after thirty four years in Zimbabwe I was surprised at how cheap everything is here in UK, until I got out of the habit of thinking in terms of Zim dollars and it sunk in that those prices are in real money.

Mind you, things are still cheap compared to Zim, and what's more there is stuff in the shops to buy. What a pleasure.
 

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