Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Subsidized Lunch

So thanks to Tom's Lonely Planet Guide to Stockholm we found out that the government subsidizes lunch everywhere in the country.  They do this so as the keep workers happy throughout the day.  A good plate of food costs 125 SEK and up nearly everywhere, even rising to as much as 400-500 SEK for a meal $79 USD.  With the government subsidy, every restaurant is required to offer lunch at a price under 85 SEK.  

Brilliant.  Why doesn't the U.S do this as well?  Well, maybe because everything is outrageously priced in Sweden and in the U.S. we can get lunch for cheaper than that anyway.  Shoot, I can get dinner in the U.S. for under 85 SEK also.

4 comments:

Dawna said...

So does that mean that your Wednesday lunches at IKEA with Tom will be even cheaper?

dr. Luke said...

nope, just has to be under 85 SEK. Ikea is already at 49 SEK.

Paul said...

The price of going out in Sverige sounds a bit over the top, except for special ocassions. Potatoes are getting to sound pretty tasty, I'll bet. There must be hundreds of ways to prepare them, no?

dr. Luke said...

learning new ways all the time. however, when i lived in orlando all we could afford were eggs and potatoes so i learned quite a few ways back then.