An American visitor flew to the world’s richest country to see what he could buy on a budget — and it wasn’t much.
Eli Snyder, a Kansas City-based travel influencer, submitted a video on TikTok yesterday outlining his trip to Luxembourg, which has since received nearly 500,000 views.
“I’m gonna show you what $10 gets you in the richest country in the world,” Snyder said in his video. “Welcome to Luxembourg.”
Luxembourg, albeit rich in places to visit and GDP, was not even his first pick.
He claimed that his visa application to Belarus was denied, so he flew to Brussels and then took a 212-hour train travel to the Kingdom of Luxembourg, which is “the world’s richest country by GDP per capita.”
Fortunately for him, Luxembourg’s public transit has been completely free since 2020.
“The scheme was introduced to curb the country’s car problem,” he explained.
While transport was free, a ride to tasty town was not. He said he purchased a croissant that “happened to be very expensive.”
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He paid $3.66 for the baked good and stated that he needed to find something “relatively cheap” to spend his remaining $6.
He went for a walk in the city and purchased a standard iced coffee for a budget-busting $5.94.
He went to McDonald’s after that to see if “anything was cheap in this country.”
He was shocked to discover that the price of a Big Mac was $13.38.
“That’s even more than what I’ve seen in Denmark and Switzerland,” said.
According to CashNetUSA, the price of a Big Mac in the United States ranges from $5.31 in Hawaii to $3.91 in Mississippi.
“So $10 — I got a croissant and a coffee. That’s it,” he said.
“Yeah, Luxembourg is expensive,” he concluded.
In spite of the pricey eats, he said he would visit the country again someday.
The Post reached out to Snyder for comment.
His followers weighed in on his video, saying that things seem even more expensive in parts of the U.S.
“New York I pay $7 coffee before tip,” one person said.
“Lattes in LA $7-$8. Croissant is usually $5,” another chimed in.
“feel like im paying more here in the US 😭😭,” said a third.