#1
Being from Canada, I know our currency is often joked about. I think we are equal to about 90 cents/US dollar. (Give or take)

Is there any place that has an average standard of living (not much is overpriced) but with money that is worth very much? (Possibly in Europe?)

I'm looking for Universities that specialize in music, but want to go to Europe for studying. I had England or Austria in mind, but I heard they are expensive places to live. Any Suggestions?


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#2
The only Europe I've had a chance to see is the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. I purchased a "coffee" for 3 euros and 10 euro cents. Equivalent to five American dollars. The quantity was probably around 3 fluid ounces. I felt extremely ripped off and wanted to destroy the little cafe that sold me such an abomination.
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The only Europe I've had a chance to see is the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. I purchased a "coffee" for 3 euros and 10 euro cents. Equivalent to five American dollars. The quantity was probably around 3 fluid ounces. I felt extremely ripped off and wanted to destroy the little cafe that sold me such an abomination.


Yeah, same problems. I went on a Europe trip with my school in April. I noticed some places to be expensive, others not so much
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#5
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Isn't the pound worth like 30% more than a dollar?

1 pound is $1.66
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I didn't know it was that bad.

About half a year ago, 1 pound was worth around 2 bucks
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I didn't know it was that bad.

that makes 66% more
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the rest of europe uses the euro which is 1.42 USD to 1 euro
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Yeah i bought a PRS from the USA and it was basically half price because the exchange was 2 dollars for the pound. Having said that americans financially have the best standard of living. low taxes, cheap petrol aka gas, cheap and large housing normally and most manufacturers are either in the USA or trade their cheaply so you are lucky as hell.

I cant get into the US to live unfortunately. Its a lottery visa system now so some asshole from whogivesadamnistan is living it up.
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#12
Exchange rate doesn't mean anything. A 200 pound guitar will still cost the same amount in a different country (if you ignore shipping/taxes), it will just be converted.

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the rest of europe uses the euro which is 1.42 USD to 1 euro

22 out of 45... that's not exactly "the rest of Europe." Although, for the purposes of this thread, Austria does use the Euro.
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Exchange rate doesn't mean anything. A 200 pound guitar will still cost the same amount in a different country (if you ignore shipping/taxes), it will just be converted.

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22 out of 45... that's not exactly "the rest of Europe." Although, for the purposes of this thread, Austria does use the Euro.

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#16
While the cost of living in England may be high, average salaries are also higher. This makes it quite hard for people to come to England, as it'll be expensive.
#17
Paris has always been expensive anywhere. I remember i was in Burger King and some american was like 8 DOLLARS FOR A GODDAMN WHOPPER!
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Yeah, but in relatives terms I'm sure a typical American family would have a higher rate of wealth. I mean, the size of there houses

Houses cost so much less in America. Our first shock when moving to England came from the insane price of houses.
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