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Pheabs has mapped the cost of a Subway footlong (30cm) Grilled Chicken Sub around the world

 

In the world of fast food, the cost of a Big Mac has long been used as a benchmark to compare the relative cost of living across countries. 

But what about Subway’s popular menu item, the footlong grilled chicken sub? As the second largest fast food chain in the world, with over 44,000 locations in 110 countries, Subway provides a unique and interesting insight into global pricing.

To investigate this, we’ve compiled data on the cost of a footlong grilled chicken sub in 74 countries around the world.

 

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The Most Expensive Subway Grilled Chicken Sub In The World

The cost of a footlong grilled chicken sub varies greatly, ranging from $17.37 in Switzerland to $4.00 in El Salvador. The global average cost is $7.82.

Notably, the United States, where Subway was founded, comes in at number 16 on the list with an average cost of $10.16. The data highlights a number of interesting trends, such as the relatively high cost of the sandwich in Scandinavian countries and the low cost in Central and South America.

 

Using Subway Prices To Map The Global Cost of Living

Comparing the cost of a footlong grilled chicken sub to the Big Mac Index can provide valuable insights into the cost of living in different countries. While the Big Mac Index uses the cost of a Big Mac to measure purchasing power parity, the cost of a Subway sandwich can provide a more nuanced view of global pricing.

This is because the ingredients used in Subway sandwiches, such as vegetables and bread, are more similar to the staples of a typical diet in many countries.

By examining the cost of a footlong grilled chicken sub in different countries, we can gain a better understanding of global pricing and the relative cost of living. This data can be used by travelers to plan their budgets, businesses to determine pricing strategies, and economists to gain insight into the global economy.

All local currency prices have been converted into USD to allow for direct comparisons.

 

So How Much Does A Footlong (30cm) Grilled Chicken Sub Cost Worldwide?*

 

Rank Country Cost in $
1 Switzerland $ 17.37
2 Sweden $ 14.43
3 Norway $ 14.36
4 Iceland $ 14.32
5 Slovenia $ 14.18
6 Slovakia $ 13.41
7 Belgium $ 12.64
8 Cayman Islands $ 12.00
9 Spain $ 11.98
10 Barbados $ 11.88
11 Luxembourg $ 11.75
12 Chile $ 11.35
13 Costa Rica $ 10.90
14 Uruguay $ 10.90
15 Hungary $ 10.30
16 United States $ 10.16
17 Singapore $ 9.77
18 France $ 9.66
19 Cyprus $ 9.56
20 Portugal $ 9.48
21 Romania $ 9.45
22 United Kingdom $ 9.35
23 Ecuador $ 9.25
24 New Zealand $ 9.12
25 Ireland $ 9.04
26 Canada $ 8.97
27 Jordan $ 8.88
28 United Arab Emirates $ 8.71
29 Lithuania $ 8.69
30 Georgia $ 8.67
31 Qatar $ 8.51
32 Saudi Arabia $ 8.27
33 Netherlands $ 8.25
34 Mauritius $ 8.09
35 South Korea $ 8.05
36 Australia $ 8.01
37 Italy $ 7.97
38 Puerto Rico $ 7.87
39 Trinidad and Tobago $ 7.81
40 Grenada $ 7.77
41 Mexico $ 7.40
42 Bulgaria $ 7.38
43 Kuwait $ 7.35
44 Germany $ 6.85
45 Morocco $ 6.61
46 Latvia $ 6.49
47 Taiwan $ 6.35
48 Hong Kong $ 6.18
49 Poland $ 6.11
50 Brazil $ 6.00
51 Japan $ 5.83
52 Dominican Republic $ 5.75
53 Malaysia $ 5.46
54 Panama $ 5.00
55 Czech Republic $ 4.95
56 Thailand $ 4.92
57 South Africa $ 4.88
58 Kenya $ 4.87
59 Russia $ 4.80
60 Philippines $ 4.57
61 Argentina $ 4.51
62 India $ 4.48
63 Peru $ 4.48
64 Guatemala $ 4.10
65 Belize $ 4.07
66 El Salvador $ 4.00
67 Honduras $ 3.86
68 Austria $ 3.84
69 Bosnia & Hertzegovina $ 3.39
70 Pakistan $ 3.16
71 Colombia $ 2.96
72 Sri Lanka $ 2.95
73 Indonesia $ 2.67
74 Bangladesh $ 1.60

 

*Exchange rate as of April 2023.

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