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Postby Duzzer » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:36 am

Hope someone can help me here. Where going to a wedding at Nissi Beach and getting there on 26th July. Staying at a villa in Nissi Golden Sands and my partner wants to take tinned food and cordial juice for the kids and I don't want the weight in the suitcase and want to buy it there. Question is what's the best way to do? Does anybody know the prices in the local supermarkets? For these sort of Items Beans, Speghetti Cordial Juice Yoghurts Nappies Washing up powder?

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Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:06 pm

Duzzer wrote:Hope someone can help me here. Where going to a wedding at Nissi Beach and getting there on 26th July. Staying at a villa in Nissi Golden Sands and my partner wants to take tinned food and cordial juice for the kids and I don't want the weight in the suitcase and want to buy it there. Question is what's the best way to do? Does anybody know the prices in the local supermarkets? For these sort of Items Beans, Speghetti Cordial Juice Yoghurts Nappies Washing up powder?

Thanks in advance

You'd be mad to bring that stuff over in your case - they're all available in the supermarkets here...

Heinz Baked beans will cost you a fortune but other stuff is reasonably priced - especially if you buy 'own brand'...
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Postby halil » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:18 pm

Cyprus food and drink six per cent more expensive than the EU average

THE PRICE of food and non-alcoholic drinks in Cyprus was six per cent above the EU average in 2008 putting Cyprus in 11th place out of the EU27, according to figures released yesterday from Eurostat.

The category included bread and cereals, meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, oils and fats, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The category of hotel and restaurant costs highlighted the differences between prices in Cyprus and among the island’s tourism competitors. Cyprus was three per cent more expensive than the average while competitors were less than the average.

Spain came in as 6.0 per cent cheaper than the EU average, which made it 12 per cent cheaper than Cyprus. Greece worked out 10 per cent cheaper than Cyprus, Malta 22 per cent, Portugal 23 per cent and Turkey 16 per cent.

Cyprus was also the third most expensive EU member state for consumer electronics, which cost 20 per cent more than the average after Denmark which was 21 per cent over and Malta at 26 per cent. The cheapest electronics could be bought in the UK, which reached only 91 per cent of the EU average.

Overall, prices in Cyprus were 90 per cent of the EU average but only because of the mitigating fact that the price of alcohol and tobacco were two per cent less than the EU average, and that clothing and personal transport came in the same as the EU average.

“In 2008, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely across member states, said the Eurostat report.

It said overall that Denmark was 41 per cent more expensive with Ireland in second place at 27 per cent more and Finland 25 per cent.

Those on the opposite side of the fence included the UK whose prices overall are 99 per cent of the EU average, or 1.0 per cent cheaper, Spain was 96 per cent and Greece 94 per cent. Cheapest was Bulgaria at 67 per cent of the average.

For alcoholic beverages and tobacco4, prices were lowest in Romania at 61 per cent of the average and and highest in Ireland at 84 per cent over, or 184 per cent.

“This large price variation is mainly due to differences in taxation of these products among member states,” said Eurostat.



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Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:22 pm

halil wrote:Cyprus food and drink six per cent more expensive than the EU average

THE PRICE of food and non-alcoholic drinks in Cyprus was six per cent above the EU average in 2008 putting Cyprus in 11th place out of the EU27, according to figures released yesterday from Eurostat.

The category included bread and cereals, meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, oils and fats, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The category of hotel and restaurant costs highlighted the differences between prices in Cyprus and among the island’s tourism competitors. Cyprus was three per cent more expensive than the average while competitors were less than the average.

Spain came in as 6.0 per cent cheaper than the EU average, which made it 12 per cent cheaper than Cyprus. Greece worked out 10 per cent cheaper than Cyprus, Malta 22 per cent, Portugal 23 per cent and Turkey 16 per cent.

Cyprus was also the third most expensive EU member state for consumer electronics, which cost 20 per cent more than the average after Denmark which was 21 per cent over and Malta at 26 per cent. The cheapest electronics could be bought in the UK, which reached only 91 per cent of the EU average.

Overall, prices in Cyprus were 90 per cent of the EU average but only because of the mitigating fact that the price of alcohol and tobacco were two per cent less than the EU average, and that clothing and personal transport came in the same as the EU average.

“In 2008, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely across member states, said the Eurostat report.

It said overall that Denmark was 41 per cent more expensive with Ireland in second place at 27 per cent more and Finland 25 per cent.

Those on the opposite side of the fence included the UK whose prices overall are 99 per cent of the EU average, or 1.0 per cent cheaper, Spain was 96 per cent and Greece 94 per cent. Cheapest was Bulgaria at 67 per cent of the average.

For alcoholic beverages and tobacco4, prices were lowest in Romania at 61 per cent of the average and and highest in Ireland at 84 per cent over, or 184 per cent.

“This large price variation is mainly due to differences in taxation of these products among member states,” said Eurostat.



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You'd still be mad to bring your food and drink from the UK IMHO! :lol:
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Postby Duzzer » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:56 pm

Wouldn't be bringing 2 weeks worth of food just a few bits. Will be eating out mainly it's just for say 5/6 tins and 2 bottles of cordial orange/blackcurrant


Have you any examples of ie cordial orange 1 litre 2 euros baked beans 1 euro
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Postby Svetlana » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:48 am

Bring the stuff over in your case - there could be a baked bean/orange juice shortage any time here....

Take no notice of Grump, he has never been in a supermarket in his life.

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Postby Milo » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:40 am

Svetlana wrote:Bring the stuff over in your case - there could be a baked bean/orange juice shortage any time here....

Take no notice of Grump, he has never been in a supermarket in his life.

Lana ;-)


In reality soft drinks here are more expensive than the UK if you need a comparison, as is ice cream which in some places is priced at €10 a litre, bread, milk etc and CERTAINLY baked beans :roll: :roll: :roll: in fact food wise I think that unless you are buying fruit and veg and most meats and local branded goods, its more expensive. But wieghing down a suitcase with extra wieght could bring you an excess baggage payment as airlines now love to make passengers pay for anything extra they can dig up, so for a weeks hols I would just go with the flow.

Bread is a silly price or has been till Friday when it suddenly came down in price, I have been paying €1.85 for a village bread from my local bakery which is very high, but Orphanides(one of a big chain) supermarkets had it for 99cts on Friday quite a difference.

Living here you learn what and where to shop, but it has spiralled lately and I wonder how many cope with the cost :roll: Although Keo is still €1.07 a BIG bottle so thats alright then :D

Being in business ourselves for many years in the UK we have done a bit of investigating and have found we can supply many goods from the UK foodwise and sell on much cheaper in Cyprus than what is charged at the moment. So one has to see that profit margins are somewhat high :roll: :roll: Mark ups are in many cases far too high, so IF we wanted to start work again, we could easily do it and make a profit, starting small of course :wink: But its too hot 8) 8)

Although there are many discounted places popping up in Paphos, Youkays being one and of course when the red tape is completed, as the building is finished, Lidl will be opening 2010 all over the island, being a German enterprise they keep prices the same all over the EU :D And if they do for food what Ikea did for furniture... competition is a lovely thing for the consumer of course.
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Postby cyprusgrump » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:19 pm

Svetlana wrote:Bring the stuff over in your case - there could be a baked bean/orange juice shortage any time here....

Take no notice of Grump, he has never been in a supermarket in his life.

Lana ;-)

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Postby jetstar » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:31 pm

This place has gone really expensive, ever since we went Euro
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Postby Duzzer » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:44 pm

Lana ha ha you funny girl let me know what pub you do your comedy night in I'll come and see you. I'm not worried about any bean shortage was just after an Idea of prices. Still had no proper answers to question.
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