Ever dreamed of picking up and moving to Paris? In the morning, you could hit up one of your favourite boulangeries, like Poilâne, for a baguette (slathered with butter and confiture, bien sûr), then stake your claim to a prime spot at a Parisian sidewalk café and watch the world go by.
Then ooh and ahh over the Mona Lisa, or discover one of the city’s lesser-known museums, before sitting down to linger over a two-hour lunch paired with wine. A stroll in the park, or down Rue Saint-Honoré to check out the latest fashions, then you could find yourself ambling down the Seine in the early evening hours.
The food, the culture, the fashion, the quality of life – the Continent has a powerful pull and it’s easy to imagine living abroad, if only for a short while.
But where can you get the most bang for your buck? A research piece produced by On Stride uncovers just how far a grand will get you in some of Europe’s top cities.
With your £1,000 budget lasting 10 days and 7 hours (£97.10), the research found that Paris offers a lower cost of living than London, Zurich, Reykjavík and Copenhagen. Whilst the cost of a pint of beer might set you back around £6.00, the city redeems itself with reasonably priced food and soft drinks compared to its pricier European counterparts.