We at Bright Side felt a
sudden interest in the subject of what you can order for dinner in various
corners of the world while only having $30 on you. We’d like to specify first
that we used average costs (without tips and taxes) throughout the countries in
middle-class restaurants. The results were quite interesting: here is what your
order might look like for $30.

Switzerland is one of the most
expensive European countries. This humble dinner is what you can get for the
given sum of money in an inexpensive national cuisine restaurant. If you want
something more nutritious, you can try out the Italian, Chinese, and Turkish
diners that are in abundance here.

Culinary tourism is currently
prospering in Japan because the food here is not very spicy and is acceptable
for both Eastern and Western tourists. In addition, many restaurants here have
at least one Michelin star. The most prominent cuisine is certainly the local

Italian cuisine is considered
among the best in the world, but an inexperienced tourist will find it
difficult to locate a restaurant where they can try out delicious meals for a
moderate price. Home trattorias, osteria, and pizzerias with checkered
tablecloths deep within the towns are the first choice of a real gourmet. Not
only can you eat traditional Italian food here, but you can also have a taste
of exquisite homemade wine.

It’s hard to speak of a
national Canadian cuisine because it’s more of a mishmash of different cuisines
brought in by immigrants from around the world. The difference in prices
between big cities and small towns is drastic. In the picture is an order you
can place in a small family restaurant in the Canadian capital for $30.

France is the most exquisite
country in terms of cuisine. The prices vary depending on the level and
location of the restaurant, just like anywhere else. This is a dinner you can
have for the given amount of money in a pretty good inexpensive restaurant
quite far from the city center. And wine is crucial to the order!

In Spain, for $30 you can have
a full dinner at a cheap restaurant. Or you could have some traditional Spanish
food with local wine in a tapas bar where you’ll get filled to the brim.

Jamaican cuisine is not only
exotic and diverse but also quite moderate in terms of cost. Middle-class
restaurants offer a meal like the one shown above, complete with gourmet
seafoods, that would cost you at least twice as much in any European

You can easily have a good
hearty dinner at most Australian restaurants for $30. It should be noted that
there are plenty of restaurants that don’t have a license to sell alcoholic
beverages but allow bringing your own. Dinner in such a place will be much

Greece welcomes its guests
with one of the most ancient and exquisite cuisines in the world. Local
restaurants and taverns will become a veritable discovery for you: the prices
here are rather low, especially in the south and in areas not frequented by
tourists, while helpings are large.

Prices in cheap Mexican
restaurants (those removed from tourist attractions) are quite low and very
much different from European ones. For $30, you can order any of the famous
spiced meat dishes — and not just one helping of them either.

The best options for eating in
India are local restaurants because the food is cooked in more acceptable
sanitary conditions there. However, even the most expensive restaurants offer
travelers their meals for really good prices. You can have a dinner for several
people for $30.

Prices in FYROM are among the
lowest in Europe when it comes to food, while the cuisine here is simple,
filling, and delicious. You will always have fresh bread, greens, and various
cheeses on your table. If you have $30 on you, you can easily have a hearty
dinner for your party in this little cozy corner of Eastern Europe.
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.