Life's too short to be spending all your time in a single place. There's so much to see out there, and it would be criminal to limit yourself to the tiny world you've been living in just because it's the only world you know of.

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If you're feeling a little restless from the monotony of your daily routine, here are 10 amazing European destinations that could inspire you to break free:

Note: Prices are all given in CAD. Average price of entertainment costs are range estimates for low end activities (ex. tickets to the movies) and high end activities (ex. tickets to a live show, luxury dinner, etc.)


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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev is a marvellous city that sits on gently rolling hills. Spectacular religious architecture and beautiful flower-filled green spaces make it a city worth exploring.

$1 CAD = 19 UAH

Average price of a meal = $5

Average price of drinks = $2 (beer), $5 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $8 - $45

Average monthly public transport fees = $15

Example 3-star accommodation = $26/night (Royal Congress Hotel)


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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is a bustling metropolis that features tree-lined boulevards, historical buildings and an a lively cultural scene.

$1 CAD = 3.08 RON

Average price of a meal = $10

Average price of drinks = $3 (beer), $8 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $18 - $44

Average monthly public transport fees = $20

Example 3-star accommodation = $31/night (City Hotel Bucharest)


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Krakow, Poland

Krakow is famous for its rich arts culture. Street festivals keep the city vibrant and several gorgeous sites in the region are just waiting to be explored.

$1 CAD = 2.97 PLN

Average price of a meal = $8

Average price of drinks = $3 (beer), $7 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $16 - $54

Average monthly public transport fees = $30

Example 3-star accommodation = $34/night (WM Hotel)


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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia is a laid-back capital that is brimming with old-world European charm. Beautiful beaches and a stellar nightlife make this city a little eastern pocket of paradise.

$1 CAD = 1.34 BGN

Average price of a meal = $9

Average price of drinks = $2 (beer), $7 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $16 - $51

Average monthly public transport fees = $37

Example 3-star accommodation = $28/night (Hello Sofia Hostel)


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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is a city where every night is Friday night. Amazing restaurants and booming club scene will keep you thoroughly entertained.

$1 CAD = 84.18 RSD

Average price of a meal = $14

Average price of drinks = $2 (beer), $6 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $11 - $38

Average monthly public transport fees = $38

Example 3-star accommodation = $36/night (Happy Star Club)


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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is backed by seemingly endless hills and colossal mountains that make it look like some place in a fairytale. The arresting charm of its quaint, cultural streets will captivate you.

$1 CAD = 1.34 BAM

Average price of a meal = $12

Average price of drinks = $3 (beer), $7 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $9 - $57

Average monthly public transport fees = $38

Example 3-star accommodation = $20/night (Hostel City Center)


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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a place that straddles the glorious Danube river. The city strikes a perfect mix of modern and contemporary, and there's something for everyone to do there.

$1 CAD = 211.86 HUF

Average price of a meal = $7

Average price of drinks = $2 (beer), $7 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $17 - $59

Average monthly public transport fees = $47

Example 3-star accommodation = $25/night *special deal (Hotel Gloria)


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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is rich with culture, arts and stunning architecture. The city is a refreshing option from the several coastal attractions in Croatia.

$1 CAD = 5.11 HRK

Average price of a meal = $12

Average price of drinks = $3 (beer), $9 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $13 - $52

Average monthly public transport fees = $71

Example 3-star accommodation = $28/night (Hostel Centar)


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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is a multinational city that oozes European charm. Historical buildings and shiny skyscrapers fill its city centre, making it a place that's somewhere between the past and present.

$1 CAD = 0.69 EUR

Average price of a meal = $8

Average price of drinks = $4 (beer), $9 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $18 - $62

Average monthly public transport fees = $43

Example 3-star accommodation = $33/night (Stay Express)


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Riga, Latvia

Riga has a timeless beauty to it that will make you feel like you're going back to a peaceful past. There's lots to explore both within the city and around it, from historical sites to natural parks.

$1 CAD = 0.69 EUR

Average price of a meal = $11

Average price of drinks = $5 (beer), $9 (cocktail)

Average price of entertainment = $18 - $66

Average monthly public transport fees = $65

Example 3-star accommodation = $26/night (Cheap And Good Apartments)


Source: expatistan, priceoftravel, Google hotels

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