Hotels.com sandwich index names Geneva the most expensive city in the world

If you're headed to Geneva, expect to pony up $32.60 USD for a hotel club sandwich....

If you're headed to Geneva, expect to pony up $32.60 USD for a hotel club sandwich. (piyato/shutterstock.com)

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Geneva, Switzerland has emerged as the most expensive city in the world according to a club sandwich index created to serve as a barometer of the most affordable cities.

After looking at the average price of club sandwiches on hotel menus in major cities around the world, a survey by Hotels.com found that visitors to Geneva are most likely to pony up an average of $32.60 USD for the classic hotel staple.

The results of the 2014 survey have changed little from last year, with Geneva retaining the top spot followed by Paris, where visitors can expect to shell out an average of $29.36 for a double-decker sandwich.

According to the index, at the other end of the spectrum the most affordable destination is New Delhi, where the average hotel club sandwich rings in at a modest $8.78.

Another notable finding in the report: Prices in Sydney experienced the biggest drop over last year, falling from $20.53 in 2013 to $16.93 this year.

To compile the ranking, researchers calculated the average price of a club sandwich in 30 hotels located in each destination. In total, 840 hotels ranging from three to five-star categories were canvassed.

Here's how the cities stacked up (prices in US dollars):

1. Geneva $32.60
2. Paris $29.36
3. Helsinki $24.35
4. Stockholm 24.05
5. Oslo $23.80
6. London $22.60
7. Tokyo $22.11
8. Hong Kong $21.26
9. Rome $21.24
10. Copenhagen $20.95


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