As part of our April "Foodie" feature, we wanted to use our Travel Cost Index to highlight a list of cities in the U.S. with the most affordable places to eat.
The Barclaycard Travel Cost Index was developed by examining aggregated credit card purchase habits of Barclaycard US cardmembers, in categories like hotels, shopping, transportation, and dining merged with cost data from around the world, provided by crowdsourced data from Numbeo.com.
The Barclaycard Travel Cost Index brings together two data sources to provide a unique perspective on worldwide travel. We examined the credit card spend of Barclaycard US international travelers and combined that with crowdsourced cost of living data provided by Numbeo.com. Using Numbeo we created 6 cost indices: Hotels, transportation, restaurants, grocery, shopping and entertainment. We thought you would enjoy taking a look at this type of information in an infographic.
Did you know that the cost of a 1/3 liter bottle of Coke or Pepsi is as low as $0.27 USD in Jaipur, India and as much as $5.30 USD in Stavanger, Norway? You can find stats like this at Numbeo.com. They use crowdsourcing to collect prices of various products and services from around the world.