Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"As season opens, cost of ballpark suds rivals city's finest" (SFGATE)

According to CNNMoney.com, if you make $50,000 a year in Detroit, you would need to make $80,648.24 to maintain the same standard of living in San Francisco. So what?

Well, as I noted yesterday, a "premium draft" beer at Ford Field in Detroit is $11, and if you want a plastic bottle of something domestic it's eight bucks. In marked contrast, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, you get a 20-ounce draft for $8 (still pricey), and a 14-ounce beer is $5.75 - not cheap, but not $8.

According to the calculator, that $5.75 San Francisco beer should be $3.56 in Detroit, but instead it's $8, or what you would pay to drink that beer on, I don't know, Mars? It's completely outrageous.

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