Here’s What $30 Can Get You In Food Around The World

Ever wondered how much more (or less!) food you’d be able to eat with the same amount of money if you were in another country? Here’s what a $30 meal looks like around the world

#1. Japan


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Japan has always been a culinary paradise. What with their sushi and other seafood offerings, they are a cut above the rest. Your $30 in grub would get you mostly local seafood and rice-based or noodle dishes. The Japanese are not known for their large portions, but what they lack in size they make up for in flavor. So rest assured, your meal will give a delightful kick in the palate.

#2. Greece.


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Greece welcomes its guests with one of the most ancient and exquisite cuisines in the world. Local restaurants and taverns will become a veritable discovery for you: the prices here are low, especially in the south and in areas not frequented by tourists, while helpings are large.

#3. Jamaica.


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Jamaican cuisine is not only exotic and diverse but also quite moderate in terms of cost. Middle-class restaurants offer a meal like the one shown above, complete with gourmet seafoods, that would cost you at least twice as much in any European restaurant.

#4. Italy.


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Italian cuisine is considered among the best in the world, but an inexperienced tourist will find it difficult to locate a restaurant where they can try delicious meals for a moderate price. Home trattorias, osteria, and pizzerias with checkered tablecloths deep within the towns are the first choice of a real gourmet. Not only can you eat traditional Italian food here, but you can also have a taste of exquisite homemade wine.

#5. France.


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France is the most exquisite country in terms of cuisine. The prices vary depending on the level and location of the restaurant, just like anywhere else. This is a dinner you can have for the given amount of money in a pretty good inexpensive restaurant quite far from the city center. And don’t forget the wine!

#6. Spain.


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In Spain, for $30 you can have a full dinner at a cheap restaurant. Or you could have some traditional Spanish food with local wine in a tapas bar where you’ll get filled to the brim.

#7. Australia.


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You can easily have a good hearty dinner at most Australian restaurants for $30. It should be noted that there are plenty of restaurants that don’t have a license to sell alcoholic beverages but allow bringing your own, which works out cheaper.

#8. Mexico.


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Prices in cheap Mexican restaurants (those removed from tourist attractions) are quite low and very different from European ones. For $30, you can order any of the famous spiced meat dishes — and not just one helping of them either.

#9. India.


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The best options for eating in India are local restaurants because the food is cooked in more acceptable sanitary conditions there. However, even the most expensive restaurants offer travelers meals for really good prices. You can have a dinner for several people for $30.

#10. Macedonia.


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Macedonian prices are among the lowest in Europe when it comes to food, while the cuisine here is simple, filling, and delicious. You will always have fresh bread, greens, and various cheeses on your table. If you have $30 on you, you can easily have a hearty dinner for your party in this little cozy corner of Eastern Europe.

#11. Canada.


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It’s hard to speak of a national Canadian cuisine because it’s more of a mishmash of different cuisines brought in by immigrants from around the world. The difference in prices between big cities and small towns is drastic. In the picture is an order you can place in a small family restaurant in the Canadian capital for $30.

#12. Switzerland.


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Switzerland is one of the most expensive European countries. This humble dinner is what you can get for the given sum of money in an inexpensive national cuisine restaurant. If you want something more nutritious, you can try out the Italian, Chinese, and Turkish diners that are in abundance here.