Hamburgers is not cheap anymore !!

Taiwan
October 13, 2011 12:31am CST
There is something surprised me when I come to Taiwan. I though that American Food should be non-so-expensive as what I eat in homeland. In my town, it would only cost me about $10 dollar plus few dollars tip to eat a hamburgers package in the restaurant (not that kind of fast food one, a regular American home-made restaurant). However, when I eat the similar burger in Taipei, it charges me about 300~500 NT dollars which is almost as same as the price in my hometown. It is really surprised me because the income of Taiwanese is about one-third of American. It should not have the same price as America. It is really expensive meal in Taiwan. I just can't believe that a so common food in America would so expensive in Taiwan. And I don't their quality meets their price. What's about your opinion? Have you ever been Taiwan before ? I would likely listen to your discussion.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Here in the Philippines, hamburgers are priced cheaper. We have hamburger stands that have buy one, take one promos. Add-ons like cheese, coleslaw or another burger patty will not cost you that much. These stands have different selling tactics as well. So here in the Philippines, you can get two burgers for the price of one.
• Singapore
25 Sep 12
I'd like to try the hamburger in Philippine. One of my friends just told me the hamburger is extremely good in Philippine. What about the hotdog. She say the hotdog is also very delicious.
@KrauseHome (36449)
• United States
6 Jan 12
Well a lot of times foods that are so popular even in other countries tend to stay Higher priced due to demand. If a lot of people are wanting to eat the same thing and then they have to pay a higher cost to keep up with that, they have to charge accordinly. And what I am also learning is the Costs everywhere are going up to where it seems like no matter where you go Food is EXPENSIVE.
@gicolet (1702)
• United States
13 Oct 11
Wow what a difference 9 yrs made. I used to get a burger in Taiwan for only NT$40. Where did you get your burger??? LOL I think it's either they're taking advantage of the prospective buyers (foreigners) or it just really went up after all these years. Not a lot of Taiwanese like burgers. I know that for a fact...so i don't know. I'll just buy Taiwanese street foods like deep fried tempura if I were you. haha
• United States
13 Oct 11
I have never been to Taiwan but I live in the U.S.A. and I know whet you mean. Her is too much money to eayt out anymore unless you get the dollar menu hamburger.That's why I prefer to get the ground meat at the store and make my owm hamburger at home. Much cheaper.
@TrvlArrngr (4045)
• United States
13 Oct 11
I agree that hamburgers are getting expensive. When I go to Red Robin it is 9.95 for a hamburger and fries. I think it should be 6.95 then it would be more affordable.
@veganbliss (3895)
• Adelaide, Australia
14 Oct 11
The price of the end product in this case is mostly determined by the level of subsidies & how many that the government gives to primary producers. If there were no subsidies at all, your hamburger would cost an estimated nearly US$200! This is largely due to the hamburger patty itself. The American farmers get the highest level of trade protection anywhere in the world - been that way for many a decade, plus the largest government subsidies anywhere to my knowledge. I've stayed a few nights in Taiwan some years ago, as I've posted elsewhere.