What’s city’s the most expensive? Geneva.
Alison Couper from Hotels.com said: “The Club Sandwich, available on hotel menus across the globe, is the perfect spending barometer, helping tourists factor into their travel plans the everyday cost of simple items such as food and drink. The price changes when comparing 2013 to 2012 hide a complex story of factors from changes in the local price of basic food items through to currency fluctuations. The beauty of the CSI is that we are able to offer travelers a simple price comparison to show how far their money may stretch in each country.”
New York City didn’t break the top 10, which didn’t surprise me. While NYC gets a reputation for being really expensive, most of that expense lies in the midtown area, and you can find great buys in other areas.
New York City, the only U.S. destination to make the global list*, anchored the middle with an average of $17.51, up $1.57 from its 2012 average of $16.93. Prices in NYC ranged from a hefty $27 at the 5-star renowned St. Regis New York to a more modest $7.95 at a 3-star property elsewhere in Midtown.
It’s interesting how much food can tell us. The Economist uses the price of a big mac to determine purchasing power of a country.
I usually order chicken tenders and a cosmo from room service at hotels. I wonder if I can start my own price of room service index…
h/t Huffington Post
Would you pay $30 for a club sandwich? Or ANY sandwich?