Sushi Costs More in New York Than Los Angeles Because, Well, of Course It Does

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Liz Barclay

It's called "sushinomics." New Yorkers are dishing out more for sushi than the people over in Los Angeles. The prices represent cost of living standards and according to Bloomberg, sushi prices in New York City gained an average of 10 percent in the past year, overtaking Los Angeles as the most expensive city for raw fish and rice.

San Francisco is the third most expensive sushi city, and New Orleans is the cheapest.

About 40 percent of the restaurants that also were surveyed last year raised their prices by an average $0.22 for a California roll and $0.27 for a spicy tuna roll.

Here's the full report:

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4 comments
Leighton_Memester
Leighton_Memester

Why does sushi cost more in New York than Los Angeles? Because fuck you, that's why.

sipowit
sipowit

@villagevoice Not too much sushi swimming in the East or Hudson Rivers.

bklyn
bklyn

That's no surprise: LA'ers don't like to pay a lot of money for food. NY'ers think they're getting ripped off unless they're paying a lot of money for food.

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