How the price of a club sandwich can help you budget for vacation
Order a club sandwich at a hotel in Geneva, Switzerland and you’ll have to fork over about $30.45. In New York, you’ll pay about $17.51. You’ll get the biggest bang for your buck at a Delhi, India hotel, where the sandwich would likely cost you about $9.
The club sandwich — the classic turkey, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato and mayo creation — is pretty much a universal staple on hotel room-service and restaurant menus across the globe. That’s why it serves as a barometer for just how far your dollar will go while on international vacations.
Just in time for the summer travel season, Hotels.com released its annual “Club Sandwich Index” — or CSI — to help you gauge how much you’ll spend while vacationing. (Or going “on holiday” as some of our European counterparts say).
The CSI is calculated by real prices paid by guests at hotels across the world. Hotels.com surveyed 840 hotels.
Alison Couper, a spokeswoman for Hotels.com, said the club sandwich index started in 2011.
“The beauty of the CSI is that were are able to offer travelers a simple price comparision to show how far their money may stretch in each country,” she said in a news release.
Inspired by the club sandwich index, Hullet House Hotel — a five star hotel in Hong Kong — created the most luxurious club sandwich. Ever. The sandwich is packed with wagyu beef, Balik salmon, Beluga caviar, sliced black pork bacon, Iberico hame, Belgian figs, organic eggs, asparagus, Roma tomato and more.
The $62 luxe club sandwich is available at the Hong Kong hotel from now until Aug. 31. (The average price of a club sandwich in Hong Kong, though, is $19.74).
Here are some of the most expensive and least expensive cities to visit — according to the trusty club sandwich.
Where you’ll find the most expensive club sandwiches:
Geneva, Switzerland: $30.45
Paris, France: $27.45
Oslo, Norway: $26.72
Stockholm, Sweden: $23.12
Copenhagen, Denmark: $22.33
Rome, Italy: $22.26
Where you’ll find the least expensive club sandwiches:
Buenos Aires, Argentina: $11.89
Bangkok, Thailand: $11.80
Bogota, Colombia: $11.41
Taipei, Taiwan: $11.37
Mexico City, Mexico: $10.54
Other articles you might also like:
• Research shows beer bellies are a myth
• Cornbrats & deep-fried cheesecake?! Healthy state fair food alternatives
• Vegan? Here are five cities to put on your must-visit list
• 7 kid-approved healthy snacks to take to the pool
• How to vacation in Vegas like Miss USA contestants … but for cheap