The 11 most expensive cities to eat in around the world
- Despite Paris being renowned for its cuisine, the French capital came
- 11th out of all the cities.
- Geneva came out on top, costing a hefty $706 for an average grocery
- Both of the top two most expensive countries for food were located in
As it turns out, where you do your food shopping can make a massive
difference to how much you spend — and it's not just about which
country you live in; food prices vary not only from one country to
another, but also from one city to another.
Based on an average basket of food including products widely consumed
in Europe — such as bread, milk and chicken — Swiss bank UBS has
The financial institution acknowledged this approach is somewhat
problematic, saying: "A family of three in Asia, for example, is unlikely
to consume as much milk and meat as a family in Europe".
This is part of the reason UBS also took into account local consumption
patterns, such as the preference for tea over coffee in Russia, or low
pork consumption in certain regions.
Here are the world's 11 most expensive cities to eat:
11. Paris, France – $426
10. Taipei, Taiwan – $439
9. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – $444
8. Chicago, USA – $474
7. New York, USA – $479
6. Oslo, Norway – $499
5. Copenhagen, Denmark – $501
4. Tokyo, Japan – $529
3. Seoul, South Korea – $593
2. Zurich, Switzerland – $629