With the Pound and Euro strengthening over the time, the most popular european cities become a little more expensive. Checkout the 5 Most Expensive Cities in Europe.
Geneva is a financial, diplomatic and major operations center for the United Nations. Thus all US travelers are traveling on a state expense account. Thus hotels and restaurants can keep their prices high. Geneva is the only European city where unleaded petrol costs less than $2 per liter. Average Hotel rate is: $ 248 Price of beer (half-liter): $4.40-$ 8.07 Two-mile taxi ride: $ 16.54
Venice is really sinking into the sea to get you a little. But you won't mind to spend a little higher for lodging for your special experience. 2011 rate chart tells -
Average hotel rate is: $ 211 (up 5 %)
Price of beer (12 oz.)is: $ 3.90-$ 6.49
Two-mile water-taxi ride costs: $ 8.44