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I will be honest to you and tell you that Austria is not a cheap country. Of course, it’s not as expensive as the Nordic countries like Norway or Denmark, but pretty expensive. A loaf of bread can cost around 2 Eur if you buy it from the shop at the corner of your hotel street like we did when we were staying at Tourotel Mariahilf Hotel on Mariahilfer Strasse. Supermarkets like Billa and Spar are OK, but compared to prices in Eastern Europe where people earn each month an average of 400 Eur, in Austria prices are more than 5 times higher for some products.
Having cheap food:
The first time we went to Austria it was for Christmas in Vienna. Most supermarkets were closed, we had to travel by airplane so taking supplies with us was out of the question so we ended up eating breakfast at the hotel (which was included in the accommodation price) and then kebab and shawarma since these were the cheapest foods available. We bought bread for 2 Eur, yoghurt for 1.5 Eur and beer for about 4 Eur/can. We were trying to save our money for museums and souvenirs so we had to spend as little as we could on stuff that we could buy at home too. After three days we were sick of junk food, so we decided to go prepared the next time we were in Austria.
Source: Travelling to Austria
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