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francescool

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As many of you may know, the average price of a gyro has been increasing slightly over the last few years. I haven't been to Greece in quite some time, so I'm wondering what the average price is these days. Does it vary from island to island and place to place? Or is it pretty stable? A gyro is my staple food in Greece, so I'll be eating very many throughout my next trip. Thanks everyone!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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€2.50 before the high inflation. The government just increased prices to €4.50 back in March if I recall correctly.
 
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nm1999

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€2.50 before the high inflation. The government just increased prices to €4.50 back in March if I recall correctly.
Woah that's pretty pricey for Greece but personally, I can afford it. Much cheaper than a low cost meal in many places around the world. I imagine that many locals struggle to afford it though. What a shame.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Woah that's pretty pricey for Greece but personally, I can afford it. Much cheaper than a low cost meal in many places around the world. I imagine that many locals struggle to afford it though. What a shame.
It's very expensive given that the average Greek makes €600, euros a month and the cost of living (ignoring housing) is about the same as the USA.
 
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cubrinj

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It's very expensive given that the average Greek makes €600, euros a month and the cost of living (ignoring housing) is about the same as the USA.
Yes, Greek people can't keep up with the prices
 

k_tsoukalas

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The last time I went to Greece was a few years ago and I recall it cost maybe 3 Euro? I bet they're more now!
 

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