Big Mac Costs Around the World: A Tasty Friday Food Chart
October 2, 2020 Jim Byers
I’ve always loved this annual report.
A company called HelloSafe.ca has come up with a survey that looks at what it costs to buy a Big Mac around the world. It’s a great common denominator that everyone can understand.
I’m not completely sure how they come up with the prices, as the one for Canada seems a little steep to me. But this is what they published.
Their survey found that the most expensive place in the world for a McDonald’s Big Mac (two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun) is Switzerland, weighing in at $9.19 CAD. The cheapest was South Africa at just $2.47.
Here are the MOST expensive offerings around the world:
- Switzerland, $9.19
- Lebanon $7.91
- Sweden, $7.66
- USA, $7.59 (remember, that’s Canadian dollars)
- Norway, $7.58
- Canada, $6.76
- Israel, $6.58
A whole whack of countries came in at $6.37; about 18 nations in all.
The five LEAST expensive places to buy a Big Mac?
- South Africa, $2.47
- Russia, $2.54
- Turkey, $2.71
- Ukraine, $2.89
- Mexico, $2.97
About the Author
Jim Byers was travel editor for five years at the Toronto Star, which has the largest travel section in North America. “Canada’s Travel Guy” is a sought-after expert in the industry and has recently published his first e-book “Ontario Escapes, 19: Places to Visit Right Now.” Jim also serves as Senior Editorial Director for TravelPulse Canada.