The stay of tourists in Kyiv during the EURO 2012 European Football Championship will be twice as expensive as in Warsaw.

An expert of the Institute of Practical Policies, Svitlana Kushnir, and an activist of the hostel movement, the coordinator of the initiative "Kyiv a Hospitable City!," Yulia Shkurko, announced this at a press conference entitled "Why are foreign tourists afraid of visiting Kyiv during EURO 2012?" on Tuesday, according to UKRINFORM.

According to Shkurko, week-long stay in Kyiv according to an international booking system will cost EUR 1,440, while that in Warsaw - EUR 660. Thus, Ukrainian prices exceed "all possible standards" by more than twice.

At the same time, Kushnir added that the expenditures of foreign tourists on one-day stay in Kyiv were not in Ukraine's favor.

In particular, experts included in the calculation prices in both cities for accommodation for one night in a four-star hotel, the cost of a pizza with cheese, a dry martini and a taxi ride for a distance of eight kilometers.

"A guest of the Ukrainian capital will have to spend 332 dollars from his wallet for that, while a tourist who will travel to Warsaw - USD 149," she said.

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