If you thought Dublin was expensive for food and drink, be glad you don't live in any of these place
Hotels.com have brought out another edition of their famous Club Sandwich Index (The CSI 2.0) that measures the cost of food and drink in cities around the world, and while Dublin isn't the cheapest place in the world, it's not the worst either.
The index looks at the cost of dining in a hotel around the world, and how much you can expect to fork over if you wanted to get your meals there. The survey got the cost of four different items, a club sandwich (obviously), a burger and chips, the house red wine and a cup of coffee.
At the top of the list was Geneva, where you can expect to fork over €79.10 (including €5.65 for a coffee!) while Paris and Hong Kong are not far behind, both coming in at just under €70 each for a day's worth of food.
Dublin sits 18th in the list, and while it has become more expensive in the capital (up 7% since 2014), it still isn't close to the higher end of the table where everything costs an arm and a leg more or less.
Hungry travellers can get the most bang for their buck in Bogota, which clocked an average dining cost of €27.44, Rio de Janeiro (€31.19) and Mexico City (€29.32) also gave the Colombian capital a run for its money with their affordable dining costs.
Hotel guests in South Korea paid the most to get their caffeine fix, with Seoul dominating the list for the priciest cuppa at €8.87 on average. Interestingly, patrons to a 5-star hotel in Paris found it more expensive to indulge in a glass of house red wine (€21.00) than club sandwiches in 5-star hotels in 19 other cities, including New York City, Dublin, Sydney and Berlin.
When it comes to expensive coffee Seoul (€8.87), along with London (€7.98) and Singapore (€7.33) while Colombia offers the cheapest at just €1.43.
Story by Adrian Collins | 11:42 | Thursday 25th June 2015 | Escapes Away