A new study conducted by Maxima Kitchen Equipment reveals the cheapest and most expensive places to dine out in Europe. Using data on the cost of living from Expatistan and Numbeo, the analysis used factors such as the price of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant, the price of a meal at a mid-range restaurant, price of a three-course meal at an Italian restaurant, among others.
Dining out and local cuisine are undeniably important factors when selecting a destination, so this research provides good guidance on which city is most cost-effective for food fansMaxima Kitchen Equipment
1. Cheapest cities for dining out
The study, always calculated for two persons, showed that Istanbul is the most affordable city to dine out with the average cost of 17.42 euros. St. Petersburg came second with an average cost of 21.60 euros. The average price to eat at a mid-range restaurant, however, is 30.10 euros, 10.90 euros more than in Istanbul.
In third place came Budapest with a cost of 22.50 euros. The city also offered the most affordable three-course meal at an Italian restaurant with an average cost of 31 euros.
2. Most expensive cities for dining out
Oslo ranked highest as the most expensive European city to enjoy a meal out with an average cost of €66.48. This was almost 400% higher than the average in Istanbul. Bergen, also in Norway, was ranked third with a cost of 57 euros per meal. According to Euronews, Norway’s net salary average is €3,068, while Turkey’s average monthly net salary is €346.
Copenhagen came in second with an average of €63. It has the second highest cost for a meal at a mid-range meal, costing €94.10, only 4.80 euros less than Oslo.