In the most affordable city, a Michelin meal costs around £126 on average (Picture: Getty/Shutterstock)
An incredible meal at a fine dining establishment often sticks with you for a lifetime.
And the Michelin Guide is the place to go to seek out some of the world’s most exceptional restaurants.
However, these impressive meals don’t always have to cost the earth.
But these affordable experiences can be found across the globe, too.
New research from Chef’s Pencil has identified the least expensive cities around the world to dine out at a top-rated Michelin restaurant.
The platform – which collects recipes and advice from chefs – analysed 450 restaurants that have earned two or three stars from the Michelin Guide.
They then pulled prices for the top tasting menu at each one and found that, on average, a two or three-star meal will cost $276 (£201) per person.
Securing the top spot as the most affordable city was Bangkok – where the price of a meal costs around £126.
Lyon was the second most affordable (Picture: Getty)
Perhaps surprisingly, Lyon in France came in second place – despite preconceptions about the expense of French cuisine. Lyon also has the highest concentration of restaurants in France.
Other European cities such as Barcelona, Vienna, Madrid and Hamburg also placed within the top 10 for affordability.
The most affordable cities for a Michelin meal:
1. Bangkok: $173 (£126)
2. Lyon: $203 (£148)
3. Seoul: $213 (£155)
4. Rotterdam: $216 (£157)
5. Barcelona: $224 (£163)
6. Vienna: $225 (£164)
7. Madrid: $228 (£166)
8. Taipei: $232 (£169)
9. Hamburg: $240 (£174)
10. Macao: $248 (£180)
On the other hand, Copenhagen – home to the likes of Noma and Restaurant AOC – was named as the most expensive city for a Michelin star meal, coming in at £326.
Shanghai and Kyoto followed close behind in second and third place, respectively.
Other cities where a Michelin meal will set you back significantly more include Paris, Stockholm, New York and Milan.
Most expensive cities for a Michelin meal:
1. Copenhagen: $448 (£326)
2. Shanghai: $406 (£296)
3. Kyoto: $401 (£292)
4. Singapore: $364 (£265)
5. Paris: $358 (£261)
6. Stockholm: $335 (£244)
7. Hong Kong: $324 (£236)
8. Amsterdam: $320 (£233)
9. New York: $309 (£225)
10. Milan: $309 (£225)
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