Paris – the Most Expensive Club Sandwich in the World 2012

Paris, often thought of as the world’s most romantic city, has just been deemed the most expensive city in the world to order a club sandwich by
By Kalle Bergman

Club Sandwich Index 2012
Club Sandwich Index 2012 by

We all know the Big Mac Index, but now the good folks over at have come up with “The Club Sandwich Index”. The index, they say, used the club sandwich as a fun and quirky way to compare the cost of living in different cities as travelers plan for upcoming vacations.

And the top of the list is perhaps not a surprise. The city of lights takes the number one spot, as the most expensive city in the world to order a a club sandwich. Other top contenders are Geneva, Oslo and Tokyo – cities that more often than not figure in “most expensive” indexes of all kinds.

Here’s the “top list” for all you feinschmecker travelers out there.

Club Sandwich Index (CSI) of Top Cities Around the World 2012
(ranked from most expensive to least expensive and rounded to the nearest dollar.)
Average Club Sandwich Price ($)
France – Paris – $33
Switzerland – Geneva – $32
Norway – Oslo – $30
Japan – Tokyo – $28
Italy – Rome – $24
Finland – Helsinki – $23
Sweden – Stockholm – $22
Australia – Canberra – $20
Denmark – Copenhagen – $19
UK – London – $19
Hong Kong – $18
South Korea – Seoul – $18
Germany – Berlin – $18
Brazil – Brasília – $18
USA – New York City – $17
Holland – Amsterdam – $16
Russia – Moscow – $16
Spain – Madrid – $16
Canada – Toronto – $16
Ireland – Dublin – $16
Malaysia – Singapore – $15
China – Beijing – $14
Colombia – Bogota – $14
Argentina – Buenos Aires – $11
Mexico – Mexico City – $10
India – New Delhi – $10

Kalle Bergman

Kalle Bergman is a food writer and media entrepreneur who is the founder of Honest Cooking. As a food writer, his writing has been regularly featured in publications like Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and Serious Eats. He is obsessed with simple food, more often than not from his native Scandinavia.

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  1. I’m surprised Switzerland didn’t win. Last summer, while driving through, we stopped at a roadside diner and ordered 3 hamburgers (the kids shared) and 4 juices. Didn’t even bother converting the prices because, well how much could it be really? £60.

  2. In Paris Club Sandwich, unlike in the anglo-saxon world, is considered something exotic and special. You won’t find it on the menu of a regular bistro. Typically, it’s fare that 5-star hotels will serve. That goes a long way towards explaining the outrageous price. A more Parisian sandwich, a jambon-beurre baguette, will set you back anything between 4 and 6 euros.

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