You’ll Never Guess Which City Has the Most Expensive Room Service

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    If I asked you to name the city that has the most expensive room service in the world, what would you say? New York? Tokyo? London? Those answers are all wrong. WRONG, I TELL YOU! Didn’t you say you were a room service major in college? Apparently not. Luckily, the fine folks at Hotels.com just released the Club Sandwich Index 2.0, the only study I’m aware of that compares the prices of various foods in hotels around the world. They compare club sandwiches, burgers, a cup of coffee, and a glass of red wine in addition to the total cost of a full day of dining. As someone who spends far too much time thinking about food while traveling, this study is endlessly fascinating. Check out all of Fly&Dine’s Room Service Reviews So who’s serving the most expensive room service? That would be Geneva, Switzerland at an appalling average of $86.71. They’re charging thirty bucks for a club sandwich, almost $40 for a burger meal and over six for a cup of joe. Must be all those bankers ducking taxes in other parts of the world. If you asked me to pay $30 for a club sandwich, I would assume the club came with a lifetime membership. The least expensive city on the list is… Bogota, Colombia. Not exactly a hotbed of tourism these days but if you’re looking for some budget grub, head down to EscobarLand where a club sammy is going to run you just north of $10. Your total bill for the day will average $30, aka the cost of just one club sandwich in Switzerland. Crazy to see how vastly different prices can be in multiple economies. In the US, New York leads the pack with Orlando coming through as the cheapest room service city in the nation. Surprised? Me neither. Now, Hotels.com didn’t list EVERY city in the world in their charts, so you’ll have to accept that the data in this chart just tracks 28 major cities in the world. If you have a problem with that, please go and enjoy the rest of your day. If you’re cool with a limited sample size, check out the full charts below: Global results: average price per Items, including taxes and fees (in USD) Ranking Country/City Burger Meal Cup of Coffee Glass of House Red Wine Club Sandwich Total Cost 1 Switzerland – Geneva $37.80 $6.19 $12.13 $30.59 $86.71 2 France – Paris $29.63 $5.79 $12.81 $24.39 $72.62 3 Hong Kong $30.57 $7.39 $12.29 $21.09 $71.34 4 Norway – Oslo $31.18 $4.80 $12.32 $20.12 $68.42 5 UK – London $25.74 $6.10 $11.53 $22.08 $65.45 6 South Korea – Seoul $21.89 $9.72 $13.61 $20.10 $65.32 7 Sweden – Stockholm $23.50 $4.00 $11.37 $22.84 $61.71 8 Japan – Tokyo $22.54 $8.50 $11.03 $18.72 $60.79 9 Singapore $23.49 $6.06 $13.97 $17.02 $60.54 10 USA – New York $24.26 $5.38 $12.31 $17.69 $59.64 11 China – Beijing $23.68 $7.68 $12.45 $15.49 $59.30 12 Finland – Helsinki $20.31 $4.08 $8.21 $20.04 $52.64 13 Denmark – Copenhagen $20.30 $4.92 $10.27 $17.13 $52.62 14 Australia – Sydney $23.18 $3.92 $7.53 $16.37 $51.00 15 Italy – Rome $22.09 $3.37 $8.95 $14.53 $48.94 16 Netherlands – Amsterdam $21.97 $3.88 $5.94 $15.20 $46.99 17 Taiwan – Taipei $18.60 $6.84 $9.01 $11.67 $46.12 18 Ireland – Dublin $19.31 $3.28 $7.25 $13.77 $43.61 19 Russia – Moscow $15.35 $4.16 $9.82 $13.73 $43.06 20 India – New Delhi $14.82 $3.87 $12.61 $11.25 $42.55 21 Germany – Berlin $16.57 $3.65 $6.61 $15.03 $41.86 22 Canada – Toronto $14.64 $3.53 $8.74 $14.65 $41.56 23 Argentina – Buenos Aires $17.55 $3.53 $6.91 $12.29 $40.28 24 Thailand – Bangkok $13.74 $4.39 $10.50 $10.90 $39.53 25 Spain – Madrid $18.09 $3.33 $4.53 $12.78 $38.73 26 Brazil – Rio de Janeiro $13.26 $2.05 $8.66 $10.22 $34.19 27 Mexico – Mexico City $13.34 $2.47 $6.55 $9.77 $32.13 28 Colombia – Bogota $11.76 $1.57 $6.26 $10.49 $30.08 U.S. results: average price per Items, including taxes and fees (in USD) Ranking City Burger Meal Cup of Coffee Glass of House Red Wine Club Sandwich Total Cost 1 New York $24.26 $5.38 $12.31 $17.69 $59.64 2 San Francisco $20.28 $4.70 $11.70 $16.64 $53.32 3 Los Angeles $20.13 $4.70 $11.07 $16.57 $52.47 4 Washington $19.85 $4.50 $10.88 $14.84 $50.07 5 Chicago $19.72 $3.79 $10.55 $14.38 $48.44 6 San Diego $18.45 $3.52 $10.44 $12.67 $45.08 7 New Orleans $16.85 $3.80 $9.17 $14.18 $44.00 8 Las Vegas $16.42 $3.53 $8.32 $14.14 $42.41 9 Houston $16.62 $3.51 $9.34 $12.71 $42.18 10 Orlando $15.54 $3.10 $8.35 $14.94 $41.93 The post You’ll Never Guess Which City Has the Most Expensive Room Service appeared first on Fly&Dine.

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