The Top 5 Cities with the Most Expensive Restaurants in the World

  City Price for an Evening Meal Average Hourly Salary
(for 15 professions)
1 Geneva,
(Switzerland)
$100.00 $119.20 per hour
2 Oslo,
(Norway)
$98.00 $97.40 per hour
3 Dubai,
(United Arab Emirates)
$96.00 $64.20 per hour
4 Zurich,
(Switzerland)
$91.00 $132.40 per hour
5 Luxembourg,
(Luxembourg)
$82.00 $109.70 per hour
Tags: Travel & Tourism Statistics, Top 5 Most Expensive, Food & Drink

Sources:  UBS. CIO Wealth Management Research: A comparison of purchasing power around the globe, 2012.

List Notes: Data is the price of one evening meal per person (one three-course menu with starter, main course and dessert, excluding drinks) including service in a good restaurant. Prices and wages are in U.S. dollars for the year 2012. Average hourly salary is for 15 professions, weighted according to distribution; net after deductions of taxes and social security contributions (Please note: wage comparisons always come with a degree of uncertainty, as it is extremely difficult to collect reliable data on income in some cities).

The occupations used for salary comparisons were: Bus driver, Car mechanic, Call center agent, Financial analyst Engineer, Cook (Chef de Partie), Bank credit clerk, Product manager, Secretary/personal assistant, Female sales assistant, Primary school teacher, Department manager, Female factory worker, Construction worker, Skilled industrial worker.
Cities with the Most Expensive Restaurants in the World
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