With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar being spent on restaurant services, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet

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With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar being spent on restaurant services, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet.

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

Key Stats

  • 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.
For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-foodie-cities-for-your-wallet/7522/
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