I haven't been to Britain or Europe for a few years now and when my wife told me about some of the prices she encountered, I was shocked.
How about a "soup and a sandwich" lunch for 8 pounds? no drink ($17.44)
How about a simple pasta dish for dinner for 12 pounds? no drink ($26.16)
We think our gas is pricy? How about a pound a litre.
The exchange rate was about $2.18 Canadian to the pound----about $9.81 per gallon.
I'm almost glad I didn't go.