ECONOMY

Athens: Cheap in transport, pricey in clothing

Athens ranks 38th out of 73 cities in the world in terms of prices, according to the ?Prices and Earnings? study by UBS, which compares salaries and prices in 122 basic products and services.

For example, Athens is cheap transport-wise but pricey in terms of restaurants and apparel when compared with other major cities in Western Europe and the US, where incomes are far higher than those in Greece.

After all, Athens is the city where you have to work the longer out of 21 Western European metropolises to buy a Big Mac hamburger.

In terms of women?s clothing, Athens is the eighth most expensive city, and the fifth most expensive for men?s clothing.