Fodor’s France 1978 versus today’s prices?!

Fodor's France 1978 travel guide

Fodor’s France 1978 versus today’s prices?!

After an interesting trip to Normandy in late summer 2014, I began to consider how prices have changed in France since the introduction of the Euro and also relative to the crisis that the currency has experienced.

Probably everyone who has visited mainland Europe both prior to the Euro and post Euro must have noticed how prices changed rapidly across the continent; cafes and restaurants in the major cities rapidly increasing their prices, those in Seville practically charging the same as those in the boulevards of Paris.

Fodor's France 1978 travel guide

Fodor’s France 1978 travel guide

Picking up Fodor’s France 1978, reveals an even more startling comparison of monetary value, however. To all intents and purposes the prices charged, in French Francs back then, either equate or even exceed the charges expected today in Euros.

Here’s the hotel prices in French Francs:

hotel prices in 1978, Fodor's France

hotel prices in 1978, Fodor’s France

Fodor's France 1978 travel guide

Fodor’s France 1978 travel guide

And here’s the French income versus their outgoings:

French income versus outgoings in Fodor's France 1978 Travel Guide

French income versus outgoings in Fodor’s France 1978 Travel Guide

Fodor's France 1978 travel guide

Fodor’s France 1978 travel guide

Now all I need is the Fodor Guide to London, post decimalisation, to compare the UK situation.