Euro-Free Zone

How many drachmas (or lire or francs) will a post-euro cup of coffee cost?

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BRUSSELS

24% more

4.29 Belgian francs

PARIS

6% more

4.44 francs

AMSTERDAM

2% more

3.21 Dutch guilders

ATHENS

91% more

9.03 drachmas

MADRID

38% more

3.76 pesetas

ROME

28% more

3.62 lire

BERLIN

0% change

4.19 marks

DUBLIN

25% more

3.93 Irish pounds

A growing number of economists believe Greece and other euro-zone weaklings will ditch the euro in 2012. That would make it easier for those nations to pay off debts. But leaving the stability of the euro would cause prices to rise and at...

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