Warsaw one of the best places in Europe to spend NYE, says new ranking

Ticketlens.com found that although far from being the cheapest, the Polish capital came in at 34th best place in terms of cost. Roven Images

For a New Year’s Eve that won’t break the bank, Warsaw is an excellent choice, a new ranking shows.

The city was one of the capital cities in the EU for a night out on 31 December for cost-savvy travellers.

The end of the year is a popular time to go on a city break, but even once travel is accounted for the price of a night out in a foreign capital can quickly add up, especially in a place with a more expensive cost of living.

 Placed between Vilnius and Tirana, the website’s research says a visitor can expect to spend around GBP 24 on a meal out, GBP 5 on wine, GBP 37 on a bottle of champagne and just under GBP 90 on a 3-star hotel.Michael Fousert

To help people make an informed decision, the ranking of the most expensive European capital cities to spend New Year’s Eve was prepared by ticketlens.com, a website that compares the price of tickets and attractions.

It ranked 49 capitals in Europe based on the average price of several things that visitors might spend on while welcoming the New Year away from home: a meal out, various kinds of drinks, a taxi ride and a night in a hotel in a three-star hotel on 31 December (the prices were in British pounds).

Based on this, each capital received a score on a scale of 0 to 100; the lower the score, the less expensive the destination.

The city was one of 49 capital cities in the EU rated for cost-savvy travellers looking to see in the new year.Jaime Street

Warsaw ranked 34th, between Vilnius and Tirana. According to the website’s research, a visitor can expect to spend around GBP 24 on a meal out, GBP 5 on wine, GBP 37 on a bottle of champagne and just under GBP 90 on a hotel.

A taxi would cost GBP 1.20 per kilometre on New Year’s Eve, up from the usual GBP 0.48. Based on these prices, the Polish capital scored 18 out of 100 points.

Many of these prices are significantly less than a visitor would pay in the top three most expensive capitals in the ranking, Monaco, Reykjavik and Bern.

Warsaw was one of the best deals in the EU, with only Bucharest (36th) and Sofia (45th) offering lower prices overall.Padraig Treanor

For example, the meal in Monaco would cost GBP 85 – roughly 3.5 times more than in Warsaw – with a hotel coming in at GBP 277. London was in 4th place, followed by Copenhagen and Oslo, which are known for their high prices. 

Warsaw was one of the best deals in the EU, with only Bucharest (36th) and Sofia (45th) offering lower prices overall.

The least expensive destination was Tbilisi, which had very low prices, except for champagne, which cost less per bottle in cities such as Paris and Brussels.

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