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Today's dinner, compared with expected price for same in the UK:

ItemUS priceUK price
Ribs, rack, 3/4$15.50£13 ($26, at least)
Iced tea$2£2 ($4, if you can find it)
Iced tea (two refills)$0£4 ($8)
Slice of pie$4.50£4.50 ($9)
Tax$1.30£3.50 ($7; included in above prices)
Tip$5 (20%)£2.50 ($5; 10%)
Total$28.30£27 ($54)

Date: 2008-06-05 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's about what I've come to expect -- the UK price is usually about the same figures as the US one, although of course because it's GBP instead of USD, the actual cost is higher. And the UK taxes are higher. Yeah, it's very annoying.

Canada and Australia seemed much more reasonable. In fact, some Canadian and Australian prices seemed lower in real terms than the US ones. And despite everyone telling us that food is unbelievably expensive in Japan, the prices we were paying seemed roughly equivalent to what I'd expect to pay in the US (easy enough to compare -- just drop two zeros off the end of the JPY figures to get USD). That is, we paid about what I'd expect to pay if we spent three weeks touring around the USA, eating in restaurants and such. It's not fair to compare the price of restaurant meals while traveling to the cost of eating your meals at home, after all.

Date: 2008-09-03 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's why Americans are fat.

Date: 2008-09-03 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I see just as many fat people here as I do in the US.


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