"Food vs booze" Cyprus Local Custom Tip by ozalp

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Since the currency is lira as in our country, we could compare the prices in two countries easily. Alcoholic beverages are insanely cheap in Cyprus. I pay 35 lira to a bottle of Yeni Raki in Istanbul and I bought the same brand for 10 lira in Kyrenia. Also you can find cheaper (7-8 lira) local brands like Sema Raki. It is not only raki, other boozes like liqueurs, whisky and vodka are also quite cheap. But when it comes to food, it is not the same. Vegetables, bread, meat, cheese are all quite expensive, as far as I remember. It is cheap to eat outside but expensive to cook at home. But luckily you can always drink and forget.

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  • Written Nov 12, 2010
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