Enjoying a bottle of wine in Paris will do less credit card damage than drinking in other expensive cities.
Ordering a bottle of wine for the table is a great way to share and connect with dinner companions — especially in Paris, where the average cost of table wine is significantly lower than the world's other expensive cities.
The average cost of a bottle of table wine in Paris is $11.90, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living index, a survey released by the Economist Intelligence Unit which looks at the average costs of wine and cigarettes in the top 10 cities with the highest cost of living. The low cost of Paris's table wine is beaten only by Geneva, which ranks an average of $8.37 for its bottles.
Diners finding themselves in Tel Aviv and Seoul will pay nearly $30 on average for a bottle of table wine, Quartz reports.
When it comes to cigarettes, Paris ranks closer to the middle among the 10 most expensive cities, with 20 branded cigarettes costing an average of $9.29. In Sydney, customers can expect to pay $23.89 for the same amount.
Cheap wine is as good a reason as any to hop on a plane to Paris. Book that ticket and feel free to order a bottle or two for the table.