Cyprus Food/drink prices v UK food/drink prices13 Replies
Hi All, I know there was a slightly heated debate/thread reference the cost of food and drink in Cyprus againt sthe price in the UK, well I thought I would just update the people who thought Cyprus was cheaper. We have just arrivd back to visit family over Christmas and its unbelivable how cheap food and drink is. We are in the middlands not London but we are also eating out in the sticks at some very nice places (carpets, heating, music in the toilets, ha ha ha) We have had Indian meals 3 courses for £10 and very nice. Pub food gammon, or steak or fish all with chips, peas salad and a FREE pint! £8 As for shopping, any veg you want for 49p massive sweede, pasnips, sprouts, etc etc and very good quality. Loaf of bread 45p, pork scratchings 50grm 35p and to die for. Quality beef joints £3.99 a KG (and i mean quality) Pork loin joints with crackling £2.99 a KG Back backon £5 a Kg and the list goes on. As for the freezer shops (junk food) they are undelivable, 4 chicken pies 89p, 20 sausage rolls 89p, pizzas with meat and cheese under a £1, they also have some good food like minced lamb, beef or chicken for £2.80 a kg, lamb chump chops £3.99 a Kg, Salmon slices 4 for a pound!! OK a lot of its junk but people need cheap food when they are in hard times, deffinatly a market for this style of food in Cyprus and not just for the skint ex pats but a lot of Cypriots are feeling the pinch. I had a 16oz Rump steak with "Fresh" chips, grilled tomatoes onion rings, peas and side salad for £10, mustard, horseradish sauce and a great crispy bun. My pint is averaging £3, the maximum I've paid is £3.25 for carling/fosters and the lowest has been £2.65 but I have not been in a city centre discount pub yet, update to follow. I rest my origanal case that Cyprus prices are too high and the closed shop system encourages it.