Price of drinks

Apr 14th, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Price of drinks

This should be an easy one! On average how much is a beer or gin and tonic in Egypt, Jerusalem and Istanbul Must be sure I have enough money with me
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Apr 15th, 2010, 12:55 AM
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Sorry, I really don't know. But that reminds me of the time -
We were on a purely secret exploratative safari in the deep dark jungle of the Lesser Buonga. Our party had several native porters carrying supplies. One of then slipped and dropped and broke out entire supply of Gin!! Before I could beat him, he ran off screaming. For the remainder of our trek we had to live on nothing but food and water!!!!

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Apr 15th, 2010, 05:21 AM
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If you must have your gin, then whatever it costs, you pay!
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Apr 15th, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Hey, if you don't know please do not reply to my question. I thought it was an easy question but I guess i was wrong.
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Apr 15th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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You haven't been on Fodor's long, have you?
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Apr 15th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Depends on your level of accommodation - we stayed at Mena House and went on the Oberoi Philae cruise and the prices were pretty much what we would pay at home (Canada).
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Apr 15th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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"Hey, if you don't know please do not reply to my question. I thought it was an easy question but I guess i was wrong."
Ok, it is easy to answer, my answer is - beer is usually $1.50 and G&T $2.

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ps - Actually, I've never been to those places but since my answer is -on the internet- it must be true!!! And yes, I -am- the forum's resident fool
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Apr 15th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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And st2327, by a reply of any kind we are doing you a favor. By bouncing your question back to the top of the forum. Where it will be more seen and perhaps answered. You may thank me now

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Apr 15th, 2010, 12:39 PM
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st2327 -

Like anywhere else, there is no set price. If you purchase a beer in a local bar, visited mostly by locals... prices are often inexpensive. So whether beer, gin, vodka, scotch or local/imported wine, if at a mid-priced hotel, a bit higher; a 5-star hotel or a restaurant in demand, expect to dig deeper.

Don't know where you're coming from, but I always estimate my expenses on what I'd pay for these incidentals at home and plan extra funds... just in case. If prices are lower, then the benefit is mine. I couldn't imagine budgetting to the exact penny.

From the cities you indicate, a guess only would be that Egypt/Cairo is the least expensive, then Istanbul, and finally Jerusalem.
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Apr 16th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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Beers in Cairo were between $5-7USD,cocktails definitely more. ON the cruise ships-ridiculously priced.
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Apr 16th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Yes but the beer in Cairo is in 500 ml bottles!
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Apr 16th, 2010, 05:17 PM
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My preference was Sakkara - it's brewed by Heinekin and bottled in Egypt. Although others in our group preferred Stella (also a Heinekin production). On the Nile cruise they were both about $5 USD (the Stella was a few cents more).
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Apr 17th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Enjoyed both the Stella and Sakkara, but don't recall the cost.

Better though was the local mango juice over a tower of ice cubes... so refreshing coming in from the heat. And, I can get this same brand at my home market!
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Apr 17th, 2010, 11:30 AM
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I know that on my trip last month I was paying 40LE for a bottle of Sakkara on the cruise boat (aboyt $8 US).. In Cairo we paid about $8 US for a bottle of Egyotian whisky, and less for Egyptian brandy..
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Apr 17th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Wow! Prices have gone up. I used to pay 20 LE for Saqarra when we went to various beach resorts.
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we let the waiter on deck (who reminded me a lot of Borat)look at some bikini clad girls on a passing boat through our zoom lenses... that got us a few free beers!
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