America’s growing foodie culture has made it easier to find amazing culinary experiences across the country. But those fancy dining options come at a price. Michelin, who knows a little something about high-end restaurants thanks to their much discussed guides, wanted to find out just how much Americans would be willing to pay for the “dining experience of their lives,” so with the help of the people at Harris Poll, they surveyed over 2,000 adults on the subject.
According to their findings, Michelin claims the average American would pay a whopping $203 “in order to have a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at a gourmet restaurant.”
When broken down into different demographics, millennials are especially loose with their dining dollars. People ages 18 to 34 said they’d pay $282 for such a meal. Meanwhile, those who are ready for retirement are a bit thriftier: Participants over 65 said the best meal of their lives is only worth $122.