The cost of living crisis has dominated headlines since the onset of the credit crunch in 2008 but for the wealthiest 1%, splashing the cash on unbridled gastronomic decadence has had no bounds.

The latest data from has revealed that some of the world's most expensive food and meals can outstrip the average annual income for a US household by thousands of dollars.

Furthermore, it is not just caviar laden cuisines that have racked up the costs- gold laced bacon baps in Britain and diamond encrusted sushi in Manila have all contributed to lavish dining experiences across the world.

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