New Orleans ranked America's 7th most "budget friendly" dining city_lowres



Another week, another list for New Orleans, with the most recent focusing on diners looking to keep their voracious appetites sated on a budget.

The list, complied by financial website WalletHub, ranked New Orleans the 7th most affordable city for food lovers in the country, sandwiched between Reno, Nevada and Austin, Texas. The ranking compared the 150 most populated cities in the US, using 18 different metrics and data compiled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau and the Center for Disease Control.

While some of the metrics seem spot on (average cost of groceries, number of restaurants per capita), others are a little more questionable in the determination of culinary diversity and pricing (number of ice cream shops, number of craft breweries). The calculations place Orlando, Florida as the top city for culinary affordability, while Henderson, Nevada slides in at the very bottom spot.

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