(j3.2006) 2008 WG5 in Japan?
Sat Apr 28 08:01:50 EDT 2007
Toon Moene wrote:
[ Sorry, used the wrong exchange rate. Correct figures below ]
> Bill Long wrote:
>> Yes, by the usual definition of "notorious". The "top ten" most
>> expensive cities (from The Economist Group) are:
>> 1. Oslo
> This has already been addressed by John Reid, but to just inject some
> reality into this thread: Oslo might be number one according to this
> elusive economists group (lies, damn lies and economics) but I just
> returned from a working week at met.no, the Norwegian Meteorological
> We stayed at a hotel within walking distance from the central train
> station (important, because the fast train to the airport leaves from
> that station - 170 kr = 15 Euro one way).
170 kr / (8.14 kr / Euro) = 21 Euro.
> Transport to met.no (5 stops with the metro, 15 minutes: 210 kr for 7
> days = 18 Euro).
This basically enables you to travel the Oslo public transport for 7
days: 210 kr / (8.14 kr / Euro) = 26 Euro.
> Stay in the (arguably, budget) hotel: 2825 kr for 5 nights = 32.5 Euros
> per night.
It helps to divide by 5 instead of 7.
2825 kr / (8.14 kr / Euro) / 5 = 70 Euro.
This in fact is indeed much more than the 64 + taxes $ at the Emerald
Suites (my bills from the Emerald Suites show the final rate after taxes
to be something like $72/day, which is much less than 70 Euros under the
current exchange rates).
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