To find the most affordable culinary scenes in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from the cost of groceries to the number of restaurants per capita.
|Best Foodie Cities for Your Wallet||Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet|
|1||Portland, OR||141||Fayetteville, NC|
|2||Orlando, FL||142||Ontario, CA|
|3||San Francisco, CA||143||Columbus, GA|
|4||Oakland, CA||144||Montgomery, AL|
|5||Seattle, WA||145||Shreveport, LA|
|6||Cincinnati, OH||146||Peoria, AZ|
|7||Santa Rosa, CA||147||Jackson, MS|
|8||Tampa, FL||148||Fontana, CA|
|9||Rochester, NY||149||North Las Vegas, NV|
|10||Miami, FL||150||Moreno Valley, CA|
- The cost of groceries is two times higher in Honolulu than in Laredo, Texas.
- The number of restaurants per capita is two times higher in San Francisco than in Laredo, Texas.
- The ratio of full-service restaurants to fast-food establishments is three times higher in Santa Rosa, Calif., than in Jackson, Miss.
- The number of coffee and tea shops per capita is 39 times higher in Seattle than in Laredo, Texas.
- The number of gourmet specialty-food stores per capita is 11 times higher in Honolulu than in North Las Vegas.
- The number of grocery stores per capita is 11 times higher in Cincinnati than in Santa Clarita, Calif.