Hotels.com?s Club Sandwich Index reveals how food prices stack up around the world
Paris named most expensive city for a Club Sandwich, according to the Hotels.comClub Sandwich Index (CSI)
The world?s most romantic city, Paris, has been named the most expensive city in the world to order a Club Sandwich, according to research released today by Hotels.com. The classic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayo sandwich, commonly available in hotels the world over, has been used as a measure of affordability by the hotel experts. The Club Sandwich Index (CSI) will give holiday-makers an indication of the costs associated with their holiday destination, using one of the most common items on any hotel menu around the world as a barometer.
The CSI average price has been calculated by taking the real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 global cities. In total, Hotels.com surveyed the Club Sandwich prices in a total of 750 hotels across the five, four and three star category across 26 countries.
In the French capital, the CSI showed prices ranged from an extraordinary $53 for a ?Club? in a five-star hotel to a more reasonable $22 in a two-star establishment with the average cost of a ?Club? in Paris coming in at $32. The second most expensive city was found to be the Swiss city Geneva, where the sandwich costs an average of $32, followed closely by $30 for a ?Club? in Oslo, Norway.
Sydney, Australia,?took eighth position with an average ?Club? coming in at over $19.
Katherine Birch, Director of Marketing, Hotels.com Australia and New Zealand, said: ?When planning a trip away, many holidaymakers don?t always factor the everyday costs of items including food and drink into their decision-making process. By providing people with a Club Sandwich Index, it is the perfect way for holidaymakers to assess a destination?s real cost!
?Paris may well be the gastronomic capital of the world but at an average $32 per Club, it may be better sticking to a croque-monsieur.?
The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index* (CSI):
|Country / City||Average Club Sandwich Price (AUD)?|
|France ? Paris||$32|
|Switzerland ? Geneva||$32|
|Norway ? Oslo||$30|
|Japan ? Tokyo||$27|
|Italy ? Rome||$24|
|Finland ? Helsinki||$22|
|Sweden ? Stockholm||$22|
|Australia – Sydney||$19|
|Denmark – Copenhagen||$18|
|UK – London||$18|
|South Korea ? Seoul||$18|
|Germany ? Berlin||$17|
|Brazil – Brasilia||$17|
|USA ? New York||$16|
|Holland ? Amsterdam||$16|
|Russia ? Moscow||$16|
|Spain ? Madrid||$16|
|Canada ? Toronto||$16|
|Ireland ? Dublin||$15|
|China ? Beijing||$14|
|Colombia ? Bogota||$14|
|Argentina ? Buenos Aires||$10|
|Mexico ? Mexico City||$10|
|India ? New Delhi||$9|
*Exchange rates sourced from xe.com on 04.05.12 at 11.00am. (Prices rounded to two decimal points)
Notes to editors?
The Club Sandwich Index ?average Club Sandwich price? has been worked out as the average price of 30 Club Sandwiches as sold in 30 hotels in the Capital City of each country measured. The prices were taken from 10 Five Star, 10 Four Star, and 10 Three Star hotels from each city. In total 750 prices of a Club Sandwich were measured across 750 hotels, in 26 countries. Local currency was converted to AUD, exchange rate correct as of 5th May 2012.
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