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How Much Things Cost in Athens

With the US Dollar floundering against the Euro you may want to get some idea of what you will pay for certain items on your trip to Greece. Prices are in Euros. One Euro = about $1.40 but you may want to check this when you get to Athens. Banks post the official rates.

To find a chart that has general rates for hotels see  HotelsofGreece


Prices in Supermarkets and shops as of Spring 2011

  • Beer 0.75-0.95can,2.35small bottle Mc Farland,6.67Trappist big bottle
  • Bottled wine 8.00-15.00 depending on quality(excluding highest quality brands)
  • Hymma(local house)wine 3.00-7.50 for 1 1/2 litre,PVC bottle
  • Potato chips 0.65-2.80 per 85gr bag
  • Coca Cola 0.54-0.65 can
  • Yoghourt 1.50plain, 2.60fruit per 3 pack
  • Ouzo 7.50-12.00, 700ml bottle
  • Cigarettes 3.50-4.00 a pack of 20(expected to reach 5 euros by the end of 2011)
  • Aspirin 0.50 per pack of 20(there is a shortage because it's cheaper in the whole of Europe),you can buy Salospir instead for the same price
  • Sun tan lotion 10.00-18.00
  • Toothpaste 2.60-4.00 Colgate 75ml
  • Tampons 2.12-2.80 per pack of 16
  • Tampax 2.12-2.80 also per pack of 16
  • Serviettes 2.70 for pack of 10,12 or 14(depending on thickness and absorbtion)
  • Milk 1.50-2.65 per litre
  • Bread 1.80 loaf,2.30 large loaf(2 kilos)
  • Bottled water 1.40-3.00 for a 1 1/2 litre bottle
  • Shaving cream 1.70-2.00 
  • Shaving foam 2.70-3.90 per can
  • Shaving gel 4.35- 5.20 per can
  • Gilette one use razors 3.00-4.00 for a pack of 5
  • Shampoo 3.40 Johnsons baby 500ml,4.40 L'Oreal,4.55 Pantene also 500ml
  • Deodorant 3.43-5.70 per can of 150ml
  • Chewing Gum Trident 1.06-1.30 a pack
  • Kodak film 36 exposures 3.10-5.00 euros 

    Prices are in euros. Note that the German LIDL supermarket chain in Greece, although it's cheaper than most Greek markets in everyday household goods, is still the most expensive in all other European countries.The prices listed above are an average of all supermarkets in Athens.

Tavernas and Restaurants Prices

  • Souvlaki pitta walk away 2.00-2.50
  • Souvlaki shiskebab portion 6.50-8.00
  • Bifteki(Greek hamburger) 8.00-10
  • Beef steak 10.00-12.00
  • Pork steak 8.00-9.00
  • Chicken portion with French fries 7.00-8.00
  • Cheap fish 6.00-7.00
  • Fried cod fish(bakalliaros) 7.00-8.00
  • Premium quality fish 50.00-65.00 per kilo(red mullet[barbounia],red snapper[synagrida]fresh
  • Lobster, the sky is the limit
  • Octopus 9.00-10.00 per small dish
  • Kalamaraki(squid) 6.00-8.00 portion
  • Taramosalata(fish egg dip) 4.00-5.00 small dish
  • Vegetable dishes 4.00-5.00 portion
  • Season salad 5.00-6.00
  • Greek salad with fetta cheese 7.00-8.00 
  • Horta(mountain greens) 4.00-5.00,stamnagathi(hand picked premium greens)12.00-14.00 a portion
  • Tzatziki 3.00-4.00 small dish
  • French fries portion 3.00-4.00
  • Dolmadakia(stuffed vine leaves) 7.00-8.00
  • Dolmades(stuffed cabbage or lettuce or vine leaves with rice,minced meat and sauce) 10.00-12.00 dish
  • Paidakia(grilled lamb chops) 28.00-30 per kilo
  • House wine 4.50-6.00 per litre
  • Mineral water,bottled water 1.80-2.50 1 1/12 litre
  • Couvert(mandatory bread) 1.00 per person depending on the class of taverna or restaurant
  • Ouzo , Tsipouro,Raki or local high alcohol drinks 6.00-10.00 per 200ml bottle depending on quality
  • Dinner for two in a taverna 30.00-50.00 including house wine
  • Spaghetti with meat sauce 7.00-8.00 per portion
  • Fancy pastas in Italian restaurants ranging from 8.00 to 15.00 per dish
  • Coffee 4.00-6.00 
  • Espresso,Capuccino 5.00-8.00
  • Coctails 10.00-15.00
VAT ranges from 13% to 23% depending on the goods and services, and is expected to go even higher until the end of the year.According to the recent Thomson Reuters source, the prices of wheat, sugar, soya, coffee and corn have gone up by 76%, 20%, 35%, 76% and 66% respectively in that order in the past two years.

See also: Restaurants, Gifts, Jewelry, Shopping, Matt's Guide to Greek Food

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