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Vorarlberg most expensive for restaurants
Austrians can pay a difference of up to 200% more for a Schnitzel at their favourite restaurant according to a study by the consumer protection association (VKI).
The organisation found a difference of between six euros and €18 in what was demanded – a difference of 200% – according to statistics.
There was also a significant difference in other products. The popular Apfelsaft gespritz, a mixture of apple juice and mineral water, cost just €1.40 for a 1/2 a litre from a restaurant in Burgenland whereas another in Vienna demanded €5.60. A difference of 300%.
In total 160 restaurants were tested in various provinces with the prices averaged out – so that in general customers in Vorarlberg would pay €11.42 for a Schnitzel and customers in Styria paid €8.14. In Vienna the average price was €8.62. A frankfurter sausage was cheapest in lower Austria at €2.92 and in Vienna €3.79 – whereas in Vorarlberg it was €3.91.
For the entire menu of products surprisingly the capital Vienna was not as expensive as had been expected – whereas in Lower Austria a total of all of the items tested cost on average €40.73 – in Vorarlberg the total cost was €52.52 but in Vienna only €45.97.
Second most expensive province was Salzburg where the items cost €51.10 – with all the other provinces being close to or under €47.