The Dutch are used to paying some of the highest prices on the planet for their basic needs. Now it seems they are being charged more than anyone else for a meal out among other countries in the world.
The Netherlands has overtaken Belgium and Germany as the most expensive country for eating out, with a three-course restaurant meal costing an average €27,45 per person. A meal in the Netherlands costs on average €9 more than its nearest competitor, Germany, where the price is only €18.70, according to a study by the FoodService Institute.
The institute compared the prices of three-course meals in different countries. The Netherlands is about 20 percent more expensive to eat out than elsewhere in Europe.
Average price of a three-course meals in 2012-2013:
1. Netherlands: 27,45 euro
2. Belgium: 24,95 euro
3. Spain: 21,10 euro
4. Great Britain: 20,47 euro
5. France: 20,30 euro
6. Canada: 20,05 euro
7. Germany: 18,70 euro
8. USA: 17,71 euro