Table 1 Price of commodities in five cities ($US)
Big Mac*Food†‡Fuel†§Restaurant†¶
Hong Kong, China1.554811.926
London, UK3.144730.8264
New York, USA3.15550.8350
Shanghai, China1.312740.5731
  • *Economist; † Union Bank of Switzerland, 2006.

  • ‡Cost of a weighted basket containing 39 foodstuffs.

  • §Price of gas per litre.

  • ¶Price of an evening meal (three course menu with starter, main course and dessert, with drinks) including service, in a good restaurant.