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When you arrive in Georgia for the first time, you won’t know what to expect in a new country that you have never been to before. Especially when it’s such a long distance from home. With stunning mountain ranges, picturesque valleys, vibrant market scene and the fact that it is still relatively an unknown vacation destination, Georgia in Europe, is gaining popularity slowly and surely. Many of our clients have never been to Eastern Europe, but have travelled extensively through Western Europe, to the common or more traditional tourist locations.

Our clients are often nervous about travelling to Eastern Europe, as their perception is that its an area of the world where you need to exercise extreme safety persuasions. The fact is nothing could be further from the truth. Smart Traveller lists Georgia has safer than regular tourist hotspot, Bali.

In actual fact, according to the 2019 International Crime Index, Georgia is ranked the 6th safest country in the world with a crime rate so low, its safer then Australia.

Travelling to popular tourist destinations like Bali, it is well known that you will encounter localised crime and tourist traps such as pick-pocketing, extortion from local vendors, and money exchange schemes. What our client love about visiting Georgia, is that this type of caution is non-existent. You can expect to be treated like any other local in the country, and that is with respect and friendship.

Tourist numbers are climbing fast, with over seven million foreigners visiting Georgia in 2017. While the majority of them come from neighboring countries, it’s also a destination that is quickly becoming popular with western tourists.

Our clients often ask us what the cost of visiting Georgia is, in terms of general expenses, so we have put together a comparison on prices for general expenses while in Georgia

 

Restaurants

Australia

Georgia

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$20.00

$7.64

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$80.00

$30.56

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

$11.85

$6.62

Domestic Beer (500ml draught)

$8.00

$1.53

Imported Beer (330ml bottle)

$8.00

$2.29

Cappuccino (medium)

$4.38

$2.13

Coke/Pepsi (500ml bottle)

$3.29

$0.69

Water (500ml bottle)

$3.29

$0.69

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

$15.00

$6.62

Domestic Beer (500ml bottle)

$5.06

$1.21

Imported Beer (500ml bottle)

$5.83

$1.74

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

$30.00

$2.55

*Prices are all in Australian dollars and accurate as of November 2019

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