Paris takes the cake for priciest club sandwich
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Paris, the City of Lights, is also the city with the most expensive club sandwich in the world, according to a global survey released Wednesday by an online travel service.
Ready-to-eat sandwiches are seen for sale in Paris in 2010 Photo: AFP
Hotels.com said it price-checked club sandwiches at more than 750 hotels in 26 cities in Asia, Europe, North America and South America to help travelers size up the affordability of different national capitals.
The result? Paris topped the list with an average price of $33.10 for the iconic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich that's a fixture on virtually every hotel restaurant and room-service menu.
Geneva placed second at $32.56, followed by Oslo at $30.50. New Delhi was cheapest at $9.57. Berlin and Brasilia were bang in the middle at $17.77 each -- slightly more expensive than New York's $16.93.
Tokyo came in at $27.65, Hong Kong at $18.35, London at $18.71 and Toronto at $16.05.
"Paris may well be the gastronomic capital of the world, but travelers may be better off sticking to a croque-monsieur," Hotels.com spokeswoman Alison Couper said in a statement.