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Old 14-04-2013, 19:41
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How expensive is it to eat out compared to other places?

Is McDonalds etc expensive?
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Old 14-04-2013, 19:43
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Old 14-04-2013, 19:43
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Old 14-04-2013, 19:44
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How expensive is it compared to other places?
Do you mean eating out or supermarket shopping?

Eating out can range from ridiculously expensive in tourist hotspots and high end restaurants to pretty reasonable in a local cafe or greasy spoon. Probably a bit more expensive than some other places though because rents are higher.

I assume supermarkets are about the same.

I think McDs is the same tbh, except in specific locations like Leicester square etc, again rents are probably the reason (and the fact that they can skin tourists).
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Old 14-04-2013, 19:45
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Old 14-04-2013, 19:50
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I brought a Big Mac in Kensington for 4.99 which is the standard rate if I recall.
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Old 14-04-2013, 20:07
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I brought a Big Mac in Kensington for 4.99 which is the standard rate if I recall.
Really, it is cheaper where I live. A Big Mac medium meal where I live is at most around 4.09.
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Old 14-04-2013, 20:07
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I brought a Big Mac in Kensington for 4.99 which is the standard rate if I recall.
Standard for London or for McD nationwide?

It's around 3.69 up here I think.
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Old 14-04-2013, 23:14
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Do you mean eating out or supermarket shopping?

Eating out can range from ridiculously expensive in tourist hotspots and high end restaurants to pretty reasonable in a local cafe or greasy spoon. Probably a bit more expensive than some other places though because rents are higher.

I assume supermarkets are about the same.

I think McDs is the same tbh, except in specific locations like Leicester square etc, again rents are probably the reason (and the fact that they can skin tourists).
I mean eating out.
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Old 14-04-2013, 23:34
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I mean eating out.
Fair enough, in which case it is probably a bit more expensive on average, but there is such a massive range of options that you should be able to find something to suit your budget. Have a look on this website, it lets you specify how much you want to pay.
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Old 14-04-2013, 23:34
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I think food in London is cheap.

A prime example is the chain TGIF. The one in Piccadilly is cheaper than ours in Toronto, that's craaaazy.
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Old 14-04-2013, 23:40
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Prices for things in general for London are more expensive. However, the prices for bus travel is quite cheap.
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Old 14-04-2013, 23:45
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Relatively expensive I think.

I can get through 50 of food in a day easily, or around 1500 a month of food alone.

But I can get by on 50 a month for food without difficulty.

Restaurants are in some cases a total rip-off but it depends where you go. There's a niche for all wallets.
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Old 15-04-2013, 00:05
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Relatively expensive I think.

I can get through 50 of food in a day easily, or around 1500 a month of food alone.

But I can get by on 50 a month for food without difficulty.

Restaurants are in some cases a total rip-off but it depends where you go. There's a niche for all wallets.
except mine...what the heck do you eat spending 50 a month on food?
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Old 15-04-2013, 00:11
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Standard for London or for McD nationwide?

It's around 3.69 up here I think.
It's 4.09 down this way I think (Devon)

I'm quite disappointed in myself that I can quote the price of big mac meal.
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Old 15-04-2013, 00:21
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since when is MC D's "eating" ?!
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Old 15-04-2013, 00:41
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since when is MC D's "eating" ?!
there's always one
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Old 15-04-2013, 01:55
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I brought a Big Mac in Kensington for 4.99 which is the standard rate if I recall.
If you are talking about the sandwich on its own without the meal then no way did you pay that much.
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Old 15-04-2013, 08:36
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We have far more choice of dining options in London compared to the rest of the country. You can pretty much find a meal for whatever you're prepared to pay if you know where to look and avoid the obvious tourist traps.
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Old 15-04-2013, 08:43
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not been to mcdonald`s for a couple of years but most things here are roughly the same as in london, i can`t imagine they`d be any different.
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Old 15-04-2013, 08:46
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It depends on what you want to eat and where. Places like Wetherspoons are cheap but it's not really the greatest food in the world.

You also have noodle bars, some places do buffet's which can be quite cheap and almost chearful.

First of all you need to decide what you call cheap? I call anything under 10 cheap, but I go for a meal with a group of people, the stereotypical I'm a pensioner and have no money that bitch and complain if it's above 6. They're pensioners you know, they have no money (bingo money doesn't count as that is a necessity for life). Tight bastards!

I know of one person that goes into pubs that do two meals for 7.50 (or whatever it is) order two meals despite being on his own. When they arrive he get tupperware boxes out packs the spare meal up and takes it home to reheat the next day.

Have to give him credit, it does work out a cheaper way to live, even if you do look like a nutter to everyone around you.
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Old 15-04-2013, 08:51
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Assuming you mean 'proper' eating out, sitting down, waiter service etc. I've found the main difference to be you pay what it says on the menu and veg/sides are usually included in that price outside London. In London, and I expect most cities, it's more common to add 'opional' service charges and to charge for all veg individually.
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Old 15-04-2013, 09:00
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If you hang around SOAS at lunchtime the Hare Krishnas turn up with veggie curry that you can get a huge portion of for a couple of quid
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Old 15-04-2013, 09:19
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Assuming you mean 'proper' eating out, sitting down, waiter service etc. I've found the main difference to be you pay what it says on the menu and veg/sides are usually included in that price outside London. In London, and I expect most cities, it's more common to add 'opional' service charges and to charge for all veg individually.
What?! Most places charge for 'sides' on top of whatever you order as your main course, regardless of geographical location.

It depends more on the establishment. Some places class 'sides' as part of the main meal, others don't.

Service charges are also normal across the country.
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Old 15-04-2013, 09:44
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What?! Most places charge for 'sides' on top of whatever you order as your main course, regardless of geographical location.

It depends more on the establishment. Some places class 'sides' as part of the main meal, others don't.

Service charges are also normal across the country.
Not here. Most places will charge 18-22 for fillet steak but that price is all inclusive.
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