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06-01-2009, 11:48 PM
I have some aspirations of traveling to Iceland pretty soon(as soon as i have the money) anyone know if its outlandishly expensive to live there
i was looking at their Icelandic krona's and their next to worthless 10 bucks Canadian = 10,000 of their money
just wondering because i might be like that but have to spend millions of krona's for dinner
any input would be greatly appreciated
I don't think it's all that expensive to live there compared to Canada, especially since the collapse of their currency in the banking crisis. I do know that alcohol is highly taxed in Reykjavík, most people drink at home before going out to the bars.
There's some information on cost of living here (http://www.ask.hi.is/Apps/WebObjects/HI.woa/swdocument/1013750/Guide+for+International+Students+2008-2009.pdf):
Bus fare from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík: ISK 1200
Overnight stay at a hostel (members/non-members): ISK 1700/2100
Rent for a single room: ISK 40–50,000+
Access to a swimming pool: ISK 350
Movie ticket: ISK 900
Theatre: ISK 3000+
Daily newspaper: ISK 220+
Public bus ticket: ISK 280
Bus card valid for a month in Reykjavík: ISK 5600
1 loaf of bread: ISK 280
1 litre of milk: ISK 120
Glass of beer (0.5l): ISK 700
Bottle of wine: ISK 1000+
Lunch at a restaurant: ISK 1500+
Dinner at a restaurant: ISK 2500+
1 litre of petrol/gasoline: ISK 140
06-02-2009, 06:21 PM
thanks, does anyone know anything else or know a reliable website?
What more do you want? Look at the website I linked you to and the Icelandic Tourist Board site.
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