Our detailed research on the price of meat and the best cities to eat in is fact based, source based and relevant to consumers and travellers from all countries. That’s why we’ve been shared and noted on top publications and websites on a global level.
Analysing thousands of cities, our research critically assessed the availability, affordability and popularity of restaurants and street food to determine the final list of the top 100 cities for food.
Instead of looking at the number of top rated restaurants in a given city, we created a series of scalable factors to allow for fairer and more broadly applicable rankings. Many foodies are more interested in where they can get freshly prepared, locally relevant food than how many Michelin star restaurants are available. With this in mind, the number of highly rated restaurants and chefs is as important as the number of street food vendors, just as the quality and variety of cuisine is paramount to a good result.
Another important factor was accessibility and affordability for locals and visitors – is a city really a top food destination if only a small echelon of people can actually afford to eat there? Other factors we took into account include the availability of vegetarian and vegan options and the percentage of fast food chains.
Analysing the price of food and knowing what is fair is vital to providing our customers with the best possible service. Before expanding into new markets, it’s important for us to understand the location in terms of pricing and expectations of quality. Our study into the price of meat across the globe provided revealed an enormous disparity in prices and affordability when looking at different countries.
The research looked at the top worldwide producers and consumers of meat, with a focus on beef, chicken, fish, pork and lamb. The data was compiled by analysing meat prices in each country’s largest cities which were cross-referenced with the minimum wage of each country, calculated into the relative number of hours a person must work to be able to buy a given type of meat. This allowed us to calculate the deviation percentage for each country to show how comparatively affordable, or unaffordable, each one is.