Surprise surprise: with all our wagyu beef, colourful bun, mac and cheese-stuffed burger nonsense, Melbourne has now been named the most expensive city in Australia for a casual meal. A study by Clipp.co found that Melbourne topped the national burger price charts (clearly an important yardstick) at $23.50. Outrageous—how are we meant to lord it over Sydney now?
The study analysed data from over 650 restaurants around Australia, and also found that a casual meal for two (including a small pizza, burger, schooner of Carlton Draught and glass of house wine) will set Melburnians back an average of $61. Sydney was, interestingly, the second cheapest city in Australia with the bill totalling just $51.60. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US?!
Locally, the swanky waterfront city of Southbank topped the charts, setting you back as much as $71 for the same meal—with the humble ‘burbs of Werribee taking the crown for the cheapest meal at $48.
For those of us that can’t afford to spend more than one note at dinner ($100 notes are a myth), check out Clipp’s last-minute restaurant deals through their app, and help us bring this national shame to an end.
Image credit: Parlour, Simon Shiff for The Urban List.