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Most Expensive Places In The World For A Cheap Date

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As part of its semi-annual update on "mapping the world's prices", Deutsche Bank has released the following index which we believe may be of interest to some of our more cash-strapped readers. Using a price parity calculation, DB has created the "cheap date" index which consists of i) a standard bouquet of roses, ii) cab rides, iii) pizza, iv) a soft drink, v) two movies tickets and vi) a couple of beers. What the "hit rate" of said basket of products in achieving the desired goal is unclear, but what is clear is that while the disparity between the most expensive (Sydney, Australia) and least expensive (Mumbai, India) place for a cheap date is vast at over 250%, and even a cheap date in Mumbai will set one back some $88.30 (and rising... the price that is).

As an appendix, those lucky enough to have the above "cheap date" cocktail prove successful, will be curious to know the relative price in USD of a pack of Marlboro cigarettes across the world. Most expensive place to buy smokes is once again down under, while one can't beat the Philippines price for a cheap back of 'Boros.


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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:26 | 3422048 SDRII
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And to think Tokyo was on the cusp of a sale; oh well..

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:33 | 3422091 Stackers
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$20 for a pack of cigs ??? Makes one want to take up cocaine.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:37 | 3422096 The Juggernaut
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David Stockman is being a boss/Patriot/terrorist on Bloomberg TV right now:


"The Fed is a serial bubble machine" - Stockman

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:45 | 3422139 ParkAveFlasher
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In Mumbai, I'll just put on my gold shirt and the honies will just melt all over it.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:52 | 3422174 Richard Chesler
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But only in the US does Marlboro taste like shit thanks to "Fire Safe" regulations introduced by the corrupt federal gov.


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:01 | 3422224 Manthong
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The cost of a pack of Marlboros  hasn’t gone up since the last time I was in the P.I.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:19 | 3422296 headadoor7
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In Buenos Aires, that country south of Brazil, the price is $2. (10 pesos) or Cambio price is $1.33 for the Marlborough Man

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:26 | 3422321 machineh
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Yep. Buenos Aires outlawed indoor smoking several years ago.

But it would not occur to Argentines to punish smokers with punitive taxes, as New York's schoolmarm gov't does.

Like everything else in Argentina, cigarettes might even be subsidized ...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:26 | 3422499 knukles
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That's misleading.
Prostitution is legal in Ozzie land so no need for the tickets, roses, soda and beers.
Well, maybe the beers.
So, the anal-alysis should really be based upon another set of "demographics"

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:29 | 3422512 ihedgemyhedges
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My wife was a cheap date when we were actually dating.  Then I said "I do".  You think San Francisco, New York, Singapore are expensive.  Give me a call..............

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 15:11 | 3423129 Popo
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Of course, we all know that "modern" women will pick up the tab 50% of the time.   < / sarc>



Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:51 | 3424611 TwoShortPlanks
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If you included all major centres of the world it would look like this;

1. Perth (Aust)
2. Broome (Aust)
3. Sydney (Aust)
4. Melbourne (Aust)
5. Darwin (Aust)
6. Gold Coast (Aust)
7. Townsville (Aust)
8. Cairns (Aust)
9. Brisbane (Aust)
10. Alice Springs (Aust)
11. Rest of the world in order

Tokyo, London, Toronto, San Fran, New York wouldn't even make the Top 10.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 05:55 | 3425370 Parrotile
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You missed out Port Hedland . . . . .

(Since when has Broome been a "World Major Centre"?? Next thing you'll be telling us that Katherine and Tennant Creek are major Metropolitan Cities . . . .!!)

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 07:17 | 3425472 PhilofOz
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OH wow! Adelaide is not in the first ten. That must be good for the 5th most "livable" city in the world.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:54 | 3422186 BaBaBouy
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Raise Tobacco Shit To $75 A Pack ...


Most of my friends Smoke, and they are in MISERY !

None Have Been Able To Quit.

The SHIT is more addictive than Heroin...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:07 | 3422247 Divine
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Make them buy e-cigs, much cheaper & healthier. I've been without cigs for 2 years now and never even been close to relapse. Make sure the ecig has nicotine thou.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:19 | 3422294 Itch
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Been on them for 2 weeks now Devine, seriously loving it. I was a hardcore smoker, and i defy anyone to try vaping and not WANT to keep doing it; i think this will be the death of the tobacco industry unless they start selling branded e-liquid.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:14 | 3422271 Itch
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Get them to vape with electronic cigarettes; i personally thought it was horse shit, but after doing it for 2 weeks, all i can say is that after 3 years of failed attempts to give up smoking(and 18 years on cigarettes) i have cracked it - i am now smoke free for life, certified. It beats smoking hands down and its also going snowball as an industry.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 18:37 | 3424046 Sokhmate
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Been vaping for 3+ years, with one or two relapses when the ecig broke down and I was away from backup. Other than that, I now loathe smoking, and would never want to smoke again. Healthwise, I feel much better, and it's easier on the wallet. Mixing my own eliquids is at least 5 times cheaper than regular cigs.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:25 | 3422485 Panafrican Funk...
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"Raise Tobacco Shit To $75 A Pack"

Yes, because we super duper need to make black market cigs very profitable for the mob again.  

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 15:23 | 3423197 ATM
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Stupidest idea ever for the US of A.

We need those old smokers to die right after retirement. Pay into the ponzi their whole lives and collect no benefits! It's their civic duty to die fast. Hell. all old people need to die fast so there is something left for me. 

Not only do we have class war, but we will soon have age wars and sex wars and ethnic and race wars.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:40 | 3426963 Kirk2NCC1701
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After a Cheap Date, you need a Cheap Smoke.  ;-),

Guys:  Plan accordingly, and BYO B-Control.  Or your TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for your 'cheap date' will go through the roof, if 'Inflation' kicks in.  ;-)   Caveat Emptor!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:58 | 3422206 Jayda1850
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wow! Stockman was giving out pure knowledge.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:06 | 3422239 Turin Turambar
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Wow, now that's what I call an arbitrage opportunity.  I wonder how much it costs by boat to go from the Phillipines to Australia.  :-D

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:29 | 3422330 Wakanda
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She's alright, she's alright, she's alright, _______!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:01 | 3422416 Shizzmoney
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You can get a gram of weed for $20!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 15:26 | 3423206 ATM
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Is that what that shit costs now? 

I used to get an Oz for $20, anfd $35 for the really good stuff.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 07:11 | 3425453 PhilofOz
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It's a user pays system, payed in advance. Why should I as a taxpayer in Oz pay the health care costs of those lung cancer, etc patients in their last months in our free hospital system? Probably means a lot less smokers here which I don't think is a bad thing.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:57 | 3422396 tabasco71
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Well, guess I must be posh (not), but I can't get the price of these goods/services in London is come in under GBP£158 / USD$252... and yes, I did try to use the cheap options... price of cab's and flowers kills it...

Of course this is a semi-annual survey so maybe they are working off Dec2012 prices in which case I see why its understated at time of going to print here and now.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:24 | 3422049 Kriya144
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Will have to show my wife this...   turns out I did have a good excuse all along...  

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:26 | 3422054 jcaz
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Where's the Roofie prices?  Ain't a real date without Roofies....

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:27 | 3422056 DoChenRollingBearing
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Nice for us two that Lima, Peru is cheap.  :)

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:06 | 3422246 Turin Turambar
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Somewhat.  It's definitely not as cheap as it was 10 years ago, especially in San Isidro.  I remember 3.5 soles/dollar.  :-O

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 16:18 | 3423460 DoChenRollingBearing
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yes, at 2.60 or so soles to the $, indeed not as cheap.  My last haircut cost me about $6.00!!  Scandalous...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:26 | 3422061 Dr. Engali
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People really pay $12.31 for a pack of cigarettes? WTF? 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:34 | 3422090 Momauguin Joe
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Walk into any self service gas station in or near to any US city and ask the Paki behind the counter for '1 Cigarette'.  The going rate here on the East Coast is $1 a cig, cash and carry. 20 cigs to a pack equals $20 a pack.  Black market's alive and well...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:05 | 3422244 Esso
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Can you use EBT?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:29 | 3422065 ShortBusTrader
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I fail to understand how Zurich, Switzerland is not on that list. The Taxi fare, pizza and movie tickets alone would cost over 110 francs !!!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:57 | 3422199 the tower
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I went on a cheap date in Zurich yesterday.. No taxis, no flowers, not even a soft drink... just pizza with 2 beers, and 2 movie tickets.. 102 CHF :)

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:29 | 3422324 Urban Redneck
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Deutshe Bank couldn't afford to send anyone to Zurich to find out how expensive it is. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:29 | 3422069 Inthemix96
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Fucking filthy tab that is.

Smells like camel shit, I would rather drink the sweat out of an Indians shoe than smoke that shit.  Get a good smoke folk, smoke the Turner, a fine blend if ever there was one.

Thats if you like smoking mind, seeing as we are a breed just under child murderers according to the liberals like.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:38 | 3422105 Dr. Engali
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They sure like living off your habit though don't they? Liberals...the "champions of the poor" like to screw them at every opportunity they can. They are all a bunch of scumbag hypocrites. I would love to see every smoker quit and watch the libs scream bloody murder when they can't fund their pet projects off the backs of the poor. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:40 | 3422123 Inthemix96
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Too rights doc,

Liberals should be drowned at birth, do as I say and not as I do eh?

Cunts, and old sotero is turning out to be a right fucking lemon as well?  Fucking idiots.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:49 | 3422163 Freddie
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Oh dear. I sense a "pot is good for you" thread hijack coming.

Funny sh*t on the LA Times web site months ago by lib arsehole dopers growing organic pot.  These hipster/hippies were lamenting how prices are plummeting - Libs don't like competition.  They were whining how they could not take nice vacations now.

Someone in the thread said dope is easy to grow because it is *****ng weed.  I bet pot is harder to kill like crabgrass versus growing.   I do not like pot but let the stoners grow small amounts at home.  It screws the govt and screws the cartels who back Bush 1 + 2, Clintons and O Muslim.

Has every war since Vietnam (and a few before) been about the narcotics trade?  Did the Roth klan in Europe and NE Wasps start in drugs with the Chinese opium trade?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:03 | 3422231 Herd Redirectio...
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Spot on re: war and the narcotics trade.  But its slightly more multidimensional.  These big boys like to achieve multiple goals with each of their operations.  Like Iraq, was it for the oil, or was it to invent a threat, which Homeland Security and most importantly, the 'Defence Industry' (aka Military Industrial Complex/Racket) could run with.

The answer is:  Both.  If you are going to argue it was either oil or the War on Terror, you are only partially correct, and they have got you 'dazed and confused', and even better, you will argue with people that you are right and they are wrong!  Divide and Conquer!  Another aim achieved.

Definitely people should be allowed to 'grow their own', it takes all the money out of the hands of Hells Angels (here in BC specifically).  Who wouldn't want that????  Let me guess...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:07 | 3422248 trollin4sukrz
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Fvking weed Freddie.. What kind of ZHer are you? It is FVK this n FvK that not some sorry ass *** bullshit. I have lost all respect for you now.. Go to fvkin huffinfvks post or something.. FVK ME BLIND!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:55 | 3423027 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Spot on, Freddie. If you have the time I'd suggest checking out Cover Wars and Breakaway Civilizations by Joseph Farrell. Well written book, documents (among other things) how intel agencies (cooked up straight from the Nazis) use drug money to finance their blackest projects. Also see his book Babylon's Banksters.

I can tell you from personal experience that hemp grows completely like weeds in eastern Europe. Of course that's not the really potent stuff, but I doubt it takes a genius to grow it (unless you're trying to do it in a windowless warehouse).

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:53 | 3422385 Ignatius
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I knew the fix was in when the big tobacco settlement came through a few years back and not one dime was set asside for current smokers to pusue a cessation program.  They want the money and the privilege of wagging their fucking self righteous finger at ya.


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:30 | 3422510 knukles
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And if it's wrong, the Liberals will blame Fox News.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:38 | 3422106 IamtheREALmario
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Can you get Turner's cheap in the Philippines?

I recall in my youth ... maybe 25 years ago bars in the Philippines would entice customers into their establishments by charging $0.25 for a beer and a blow job. Guess things are still cheap there... or at least relatively so.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:53 | 3422180 Inthemix96
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And speaking of liberals google 'Nick Clegg'.

This waste of human skin is what you lot can expect in short order as after all, what happens here, you lot get in around two years.  This cunt is as stupid as he is manly, and the worst part is fucking idiot cunts here voted for him.

You want to see how stupid stupid can get?  Google this imbeciles name.  A good liberal is a dead liberal.  Fucking tools, I have more common sense in my right tit than this clown has in his whole body.

Bit like your sotero bloke, stupid fuckers.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:28 | 3422073 BlueCollaredOne
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Someone needs to make the same study with escorts.  Hit rate=100%.  

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:40 | 3422120 Dr. Richard Head
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After being married for ten years I can tell you the the dating ritual mirrors "leaving a donation on the night stand" only the ones you date don't leave like the escorts. 

How does the saying go?  men don't pay for sex, they pay for the bitch to leave.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:32 | 3422082 pragmatic hobo
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I thought Japan was in deflation?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:31 | 3422084 Seize Mars
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The price of a series of blowjobs in suburban Connecticut? Millions. Believe me.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:36 | 3422107 Freddie
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LOL!  Are they Polish girls pretending to be WASPs like Martha Stew-Rat who was born in Jersey City?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:55 | 3423931 damage
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Seize Mars

Still waiting on your response here:

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:33 | 3422087 Lendo
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They're over $10 in Chicago.  My dumb friend who smokes can attest to this.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:36 | 3422098 mckee
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Blow jobs or cigarettes?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:42 | 3422134 suteibu
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First one, then the other.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:51 | 3422168 Lendo
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Cigarettes.  I suspect he'd be shopping blowjobs too since he's married..

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:34 | 3422089 Freddie
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San Fran?  LOL - your girl date probably has a package unit below.  The Shelias is OZ will take it....

In these third world hell holes - my only thought would be how to escape as fast as possible.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:46 | 3422141 Hulk
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In San Fran, the Crocodile Dundee check is a must !!!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:33 | 3422093 lotusblue
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Slow news Day

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:36 | 3422099 suteibu
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No wonder romance is dead in Japan...young people don't have 20,000 yen to spend on a "cheap" date.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:54 | 3422178 Mi Naem
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I think romance is just as dead now as it ever was before. 

It's just that their children are also dead - from abortions and abortifacient birth control. 

So now, grownups can live like children, old folks can sell their JGB's, and the JCB can print like a mutha. 

Peter Pan San. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:36 | 3422100 PUD
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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:36 | 3422103 adr
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and they wonder why the global economy is collapsing. Half a weeks earnings at minimum wage to pay for one cheap date.

Baby, I worked 20 hours flippin burgers to pay for that can of Schlitz, Dominoes pizza, dead flowers, and crappy flick. You betta put out.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:41 | 3422122 Freddie
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Dominoes - the new lobster thermidor in O-Muslim's Amerika.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:49 | 3422149 Itch
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Love is blind, and broke. (p.s. use your head and steal the flowers from the graveyard...just not the ones that spell R.I.P MOM)

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 15:26 | 3423213 Stuntgirl
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Haha, from the graveyard it's kinda creepy... but I do take flowers from the state funeral parlor, they just put them out on the curb every evening.


My living room is like marilyn's changing room... minus the assholes not letting me eat my bonbons in peace.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:39 | 3422115 PontifexMaximus
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i think the DB guy who has produced this story has never been 400 km south of Frankfurt.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:41 | 3422133 Freddie
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Where dat?  Munchen?  Munich "ain't" cheap at all.  Much nicer than Frankfurt though.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:58 | 3422210 TheGardener
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Cheap dating was always expensive.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:39 | 3422119 Rathmullan
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Menawhile Kevin just flipped a coin to determine whether it would be the Nasdaq or the S&P that will finish green today. Kev's got his own money on the 3 to 1 of green for all 3. Not a bad bet as most N. Korean Generals sleep in till 4.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:45 | 3422136 Downtoolong
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I call bullshit on the index. They left out hookers who are now accepting Groupons.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:19 | 3423785 zipit
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The hookers here have started accepting Bitcoins (so I'm told).

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:51 | 3422167 djsmps
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I'm sure glad I don't smoke anymore.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:06 | 3422238 fuu
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80 days bitchez!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:58 | 3422197 FIAT
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has australia become that much of a commie hellhole too?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:28 | 3422320 Ayn NY
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10 years ago it was a nice cheap vacation - after airfare of course.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:17 | 3422795 ClumsyBoatman
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Hell yeh!

We got lots of latte sipping, bedwetting gun-grabbers too! Come on down it'll feel just like home!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:58 | 3422205 Smuckers
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Aaaaand she's gone.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:00 | 3422214 Overdrawn
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I live in Kazakhstan, a pack of 20 Marlboro Red costs the equivilent of £0.63, $0.96 and the vodka costs even less.  May have a shorter life span, but were having a hell of a good time out here.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:29 | 3422329 machineh
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We love your president Borat!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:56 | 3423026 W74
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How is Kazakhstan by the way?  That's on my "out of the way hide out places to expat" list.  Are you urban or rural?  Farm country Slavic north or Turkic south?  Astana or Almaty?  I'm genuienly curious here.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:18 | 3423777 zipit
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"Sometime my sister, she show her vazhïn to my brother Bilo and say "You will never get this you will never get it la la la la la la." He behind his cage. He cries, he cries and everybody laughs. She goes "You never get this." But one time he break cage and he "get this" and then we all laugh. High five!"

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:09 | 3422254 Temedar
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In case anyone wonders what's painted on the girl's back - "F...K OFF PUTIN" is the closest English equivalent I know

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:54 | 3423014 W74
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I'm not sure what NAHU means, I've had a few years to forget my Russian.  I  always though ????? (Yebat') meant fuck.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 15:51 | 3423332 Temedar
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You're right, but the general meaning is the same :)

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:02 | 3422226 FIAT
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The Black Market is about to go global until it is greater than 50% of the economy.

Remember people used to joke about a pair of jeans costing 100 bux in the soviet union?

We are there.

Hold on tight and pray for a speedy collapse

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:06 | 3422243 El Gordo
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How much for the penicellin treatment follow up?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:10 | 3422261 Smuckers
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Better bring that index down with some hedonic adjustments:
Substitute movie with a porn torrent, pizza with cheetos, and girl with palms.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:15 | 3422274 Tinky
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If you want to go on a cheap date in Mendocino CA, be sure to gas up first. The rip-off Chevron station in town charges over $6.00 for regular unleaded! (No signs, of course.)

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:14 | 3422277 b_thunder
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Those "Boros sold in Moscow or Manila aren't even close to what is sold in the USA or in the "west" in geneal.

They're called "Marlboro Calss B" and, for instance, unlike Mercedes S class, E calss, C class, B class - different levels of luxury but still maintain basic Mercedes quality and safety,  after smoking "class B" you'd never believe that they're manyfactured by the same company


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:24 | 3422307 Smegley Wanxalot
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Cheap date?  My right hand is basically the cheapest date ever, and a lot more reliable.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:53 | 3423919 Mi Naem
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Million Dollar's a lefty. 

Maybe you guys should double date. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:36 | 3422349 lolmaster
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hard to imagine someone gets paid for this crap ...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:45 | 3422371 ensomnoledge
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Hard to believe that a German bank put out a "cheap date" index without including Thailand. Thaiand beaches and Bangkok are a packed with over sexed, sun burned, smoking, hungover Germans.  Maybe the Deutshe Bank employees don't want the rest of the world to know Thailand as the cheap date meca that it is.  

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:47 | 3422374 williambanzai7
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The cost of rent is what drives that first chart and you know who drives that.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:49 | 3422997 W74
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Enlighten me, who drives that?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:52 | 3422384 Curt W
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In Mumbai the girl is guaranteed to get some, consenual is a different story

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:01 | 3422412 Disenchanted
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Speaking as a married man of 30+ years, does a 'cheap date' still include a happy ending?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:14 | 3423759 zipit
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:17 | 3422461 slightlyskeptical
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I'm in Florida. I buy the tobacco and use the machines next store to roll them automaticly. Cost me about $3 a pack for unadulterated tobacco and non-posionous filters. Never had a better tasting cig. Half red, half gold in a Ramback filter.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:57 | 3422651 Stuck on Zero
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Heck, a cheap date around here is about the price of a bottle of MD 2020 and bus ticket.


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:43 | 3422950 saveandsound
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Wow, they forgot "Zurich, Switzerland", lol.

I live in Switzerland and I know why there is straw lying around ( ). 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:47 | 3422985 W74
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Cigs 50¢, in the middle east.  No wonder 90% of the male population smokes.  Oh well, it'll even out when their youth bulges hit.  Smoking is prolific in China I hear, but what I don't understand is why then need to smoke when they have walking.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 15:06 | 3423085 Urban Redneck
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Have you ever smoked a Chinese cigarette?  The last time I smoked their "regular" filtered local brands it would have made a roof shingle/Lucky Strike seem about as innocuous as a lite menthol.  But after the experience I certainly wasn't bothered by whatever was in the normal air around me.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 16:15 | 3423447 Catflappo
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The price of a pack of smokes is exactly the same in Auckland NZ as Wellington NZ.

  So where the 10% difference comes from is anyone's guess, and calls into question the accuracy (let alone the relevancy of the data).

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:24 | 3423799 Der Wille Zur Macht
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How much do mail-order Ukrainian/Russian brides cost?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 18:41 | 3424057 Aztec Warrior
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The air that you breathe in Mumbai and possibly Beijing is as bad as smoking a full pack of Malrboro's - so the price should be $0 for those 2 cities.

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