Finding the Best Values on Computer Parts Using the Cost-Efficiency Frontier

Which computer parts are better than others? Ideally, CPUs or graphics cards that have higher performance and cost less will be preferred over those that have lower performance and cost more. Computer parts are often compared using a ratio of benchmark score to price (e.g. passmarks per dollar), but this ratio fails to account for … Read moreFinding the Best Values on Computer Parts Using the Cost-Efficiency Frontier

How Much Does It Cost to Eat at The World’s Best 50 Restaurants?

World-class dining costs a lot, but there are some bargains to be had.  I collected tasting menu prices for the The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2015 and plotted the data.  The best bang for your buck comes from making a tour of Latin America and Bangkok, Thailand. Mexico City, Mexico (#16 Pujol, #35 Quintonil, #37 Biko) Lima, … Read moreHow Much Does It Cost to Eat at The World’s Best 50 Restaurants?

A Data-Driven Guide to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

Edit Sep 14, 2016: I’ve created a diamond-focused site with new tools: www.diamondscreener.com This post is intended to be an intermediate-level guide after you’ve gotten serious about buying a ring. It covers the practical aspects of setting a budget and finding the best deal via the cost-efficiency frontier (interactive tool screenshot above). Hopefully it will help you cut … Read moreA Data-Driven Guide to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring