The $10 Perth Toastie
You would have to be pretty hangry to ignore the price tag on this sandwich.
A photo of a $10 toasted sandwich – shared on Twitter by Australian sports Journalists Abbey Gelmi today – is the talk of Perth.
The sandwich was on display at an unidentified Perth CBD corner store – two slices of toasted bread – with what appears to be a small ration of tomato and cheese, sitting in a display counter warmer.
We can only imagine how expensive this soggy sandwich would have been, had it included avocado.
“Nah Perth is not expensive,” the Fox Sports reporter – in town covering the Wildcats Grand Final win– tweeted today.
The Tweet has been shared or liked over 100 times, and dozens of people have responded to it. We re-tweeted to TweetPerth account late this afternoon.
With a basic high saturated fat food item like this so expensive, it’s no wonder Gen-Y will ever be afford their own home.
— Abbey Gelmi (@abbey_gelmi) March 6, 2017
Fellow Twitter users reacted with a mix of disgust and a uniquely Perth acceptance.
“Christ for 10 smackers its better be bloody good #Ridiculous #GettingShafted”
— TheGaffer (@VWGTI82) March 6, 2017
“Mining boom prices?”
@abbey_gelmi mining boom prices?
— Joseph P (@ticklypickly) March 6, 2017
Are we used to this?
@abbey_gelmi pretty normal for perth. Sad but we’ve got used to being ripped off. Not happy abot it but used to it!
— HellsBells (@Helenw5sons) March 6, 2017
Perth is also notoriously expensive for coffee and beer. Our friends at WAToday have been pushing for cheaper beer prices for a while.
A cup of medium-large takeaway coffee is usually $3 to $4 in Sydney or Melbourne. While Perth cafes often charge $5 or more for a similar sized flat-white.
In Sydney and Melbourne, a good ham and cheese croissant will coast around $4.50 – $5.
Related: Perth’s best toasties