Average cost of a hotel's club sandwich in a Geneva, Switzerland -- the most expensive city in the world to buy the sandwich, according to the annual Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index: $30.45
Ranks of Paris ($27.45), Oslo ($26.72), Stockholm ($23.21), Copenhagen ($22.33) and Rome on the list: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Of the cities surveyed, rank of India's New Delhi, the cheapest destination to buy a hotel's club sandwich, with an average price of just $9.11: 28
Percentage of millennial women (ages 18 to 29) who said they would want to be the No. 1 leader of a large or prominent organization, according to a survey commissioned by Zeno Group: 15
Percentage of millennial women who say the sacrifices women leaders have to make aren't worth it: 49
Percentage who agree that women leaders have to make more sacrifices than their male counterparts: 90
Source: Zeno Group.
Percentage of employees who are more motivated by recognition and virtual rewards compared to financial incentives, according to the results of a survey by Badgeville: 70
Percentage of employees who said recognition for contributions is more fulfilling than any rewards and gifts: 83
Rank of Asians on the list of the nation's fastest-growing race or ethnic group in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates: 1
Current Asian population in the U.S. today, up by 530,000, or 2.9 percent, from the preceding year: 18.9 million
Percentage of this growth that came from international migration: 60
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Number of hot dogs eaten by Americans every year, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council: 20 billion
Number consumed on July 4 alone: 150 million
Rank of Iowa as largest per capita July 4 hot dog consumer: 1
Source: National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
Average amount of money that car buyers spent on new car purchases in 2012 -- an all-time high, according to Edmunds.com's 2013 Car Shopping Trends Report: $30,803
Average amount of money (or about 7 percent above base prices) that was spent on optional equipment for those cars: $2,200
Percentage of adults who say they monitor the activity of children in their households on social networking sites such as Facebook, according to findings of a study by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future: 70
Percentage who have password access to the children's accounts: 46
Source: Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
With a below-average degree cost and a healthy median annual salary of approximately $80,000, number of years it is projected to take civil engineers to achieve student loan freedom, according to a study by Bankrate.com: 8.5 years.
Although doctors earn a comfortable salary ($172,020), the number of years it is projected for a doctor to pay off his/her student loans: 11
Estimated number of years that the typical lawyer will pay for his/her student loans: 13
Source: Bankrate Inc.
As digital streaming continues to be on the upswing in 2013, percentage of Americans who say that they stream at least once a week, according to a survey of 1,000 streaming media consumers commissioned by M-GO and Lab42: 84
Comparatively speaking, percentage of Americans who are "steaming it up" with their significant others with the same frequency, according to The Durex Global Sex Survey: 53
Rank of Samsung in terms reliability, according to the Reliability Report, which now includes tablets based on U.S. Computer Market Share and RESCUECOM Computer Repair Share: 1
Ranks of Apple, Lenovo/IBM, Asus and Toshiba on the list: 2, 3, 4, 5
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