For Europeans: question about Euro and prices.

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by dmar, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. dmar

    dmar Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Madrid, Spain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    In Spain since the € started prices have increased a lot, specially in certain sectors like drinks and restauration.

    If theoretically 1€ =166 pts, nowadays with 1€ I can only buy what I once could with 100 pts. And all in just 7 months.

    Still, the government tries to make us believe that there's no inflation.

    Does this happen in the other Eurozone countries?
     
  2. Mefisto

    Mefisto Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Århus, Denmark
    I read an artical which said that prices have risen 20% in popular turist zones in France and Greece.

    The Germans dont like the Euro too since everything has become more expensive.

    I witnessed the introduction of the Euro here in Austria and my money disappears alot quicker now than before the Euro.

    companies have definately taken advantage of the confusion the introduction brought with it and sized the oppertunity to twist the prizes.
     
  3. evilcrossbar

    evilcrossbar New Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Yeah, in Spain the inflation is pretty bad.

    I remember the last time I visited in 2001, a bag of sunflower seeds costing 100 pesetas (€ 0.60) and my family tells me they now costs €1, which is 166 pesetas, a 60% increase!
     
  4. Mefisto

    Mefisto Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Århus, Denmark
    Remember, it was a french guy who wanted the Euro- Evil Mr Delors. He should be bitchslapped
     
  5. thepremierleague

    Mar 14, 2001
    London
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    No Euro in England. :)

    Blair wants it though, he wants to become president of Europe, seriously. :(

    I've no problem with new money, as long as it doesn't make things more expensive, which at the moment it is, so the Euro can F* off.
     
  6. Mefisto

    Mefisto Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Århus, Denmark
    No Euro in Denmark too. I am glad I voted no to it when I had the chance
     
  7. dmar

    dmar Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Madrid, Spain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Just what I told you, now 1€ = 100 pts, where it should be 166!

    I'm not against Euro, I think it's a good idea in itself, but it's not working as it should. I just wanted to know the situation in the rest of the Eurozone.
     
  8. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Of course the pound has fallen heavily against the euro before its recent recovery

    When i was first in germany i got 1.5 euro to the £
    at one stage it was near parity
     
  9. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Funny thread bump! Did you intentionally wait 10 years to bump this thread? :-D

    I moved from Leverkusen, Germany, to Vienna during the introduction of the euro. Vienna is a more expensive city anyway, so I can't really say how much of that was due to the euro and how much to the change of location. I don't really worry about this kind of stuff anyway, since there's little I can do about it other than move to a cheaper country.
     
  10. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well at least against the Dollar the Euro still doing ok.

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  11. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Accidental!

    For some reason it came up at the top of the page as the next thread - so I clicked it because of the name. odd.
     
  12. thepremierleague

    Mar 14, 2001
    London
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    LOL I wrote that 10 years ago. Wow time flies.
     

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