City starter packs were amazing value minifig wise, but for 2019 I don't see any.   Difference per area/currency seems to play a role too:  (Comparing US and The Netherlands official LEGO shop at home). While the speed champions are both $15/€15, and smallest City set are $10/€10, there's certainly differences the higher you go. Some City sets like 60207 Drone Chase has 192 pieces, and costs €19.99 but $29.99. , 60214 Burger Bar Fire Rescue has 327 pieces is €29.99 and $39.99.    But this also has been the case the other way around in many themes outside of City: 75951 Grindelwald´s Escape 132 pieces is €29.99 and $19.99. 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber 255 pieces is €49.99 and $29.99. that's an extreme difference, even moreso when with exchange rates , the US price is ~€26.15 that costs nearly double instead.   Just using a small sample of 2018/2019 sets, it really can vary widely from theme to theme.