The world’s most popular restaurants are among the most expensive in the world, but a new study suggests they can be surprisingly cheap in France.
In a new survey by the research firm Euromonitor International, a majority of people said they’d pay up to €20 ($21) for a meal at a restaurant in France but would rather eat out for less than that.
That’s despite the fact that France has one of the highest rates of obesity in the developed world and one of Europe’s highest rates for diabetes.
The survey found that nearly half of respondents were concerned about the cost of food and the quality of the food they ate.
Only about 5% said they ate a meal for less money than €20 a person.
Euromonitor said it wanted to understand what people would think if they were asked to spend less than €10 on a meal in France and the result surprised most of the respondents.
“We think the answer is that the average person would say that they’d rather spend €20, rather than €30 or €40, on a dinner in France,” said James Sperry, Euromonitors global head of food & drinks.
The average person will spend more than €200 on a standard meal in Europe but would prefer to spend €30 to €40 on a lunch in FranceAccording to Euromoncer, France has the second highest obesity rate in Europe after Italy.
France also has the fourth highest rate of diabetes, with almost 5 million people suffering from the condition.
More than half of the people surveyed were in their late 20s and 30s, the survey showed.
The data showed that most of those surveyed had lived in France for at least five years, meaning they were willing to pay a premium for the opportunity to eat at the best restaurants in the country.
However, the report said that more than half the respondents said they would be willing to fork out more money for a better quality meal.
“The average cost of a meal on the menu would increase by at least €2, with those with a lot of money who want a high quality meal at the very top saying that they would pay more,” said Sperries.
But the average cost would only rise by a tenth of a euro for those who are in their 40s and 50s.
While most of France’s restaurants were rated highly, there were a few that were rated poorly, according to Euromarket.
The restaurants rated poorly were the Michelin-starred and the Micheline restaurants in Lyon, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse.
The Michelin restaurant chain had a rating of 1.8 out of 5, the lowest score it has received in the past three years.
The Toulous restaurant chain was rated a 1.7 out of 6, the second lowest.
The other Michelin restaurants were Le Bernardin, Restaurant du Mont-de-Mars, Michelin A, Micheline A and La Tourbillon.