How much a Big Mac costs around the world

How much a Big Mac costs around the world

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Big Macs are popular all over the world, no matter how much they cost.

  • The McDonald's Big Mac is well-known around the world.
  • In a global cost of living analysis, UBS compared the price of a Big Mac hamburger in 11 major cities.
  • The most expensive city on the list is Zurich, Switzerland, where a Big Mac costs $6.89 USD.

There are McDonald's locations in 119 countries around the world.

And perhaps no menu item is more famous (or beloved) than the Big Mac: "two 100% pure beef patties and Big Mac sauce sandwiched between a sesame seed bun," with American cheese, lettuce, onions and pickles, as described by McDonald's.

In the 2018 "Cost of living in cities around the world" report, UBS looked at the price points for 128 goods and services in 77 cities worldwide, including everything from a haircut in Zurich to an iPhone X in Kiev. In a story based on its data, UBS broke down the prices of six "millennial must-haves" (avocados make the list) in 11 major cities - and one of those must-haves is a Big Mac.

Below, see how much it costs to buy a Big Mac in some of the world's biggest cities, from Moscow ($2.29) to Zurich ($6.89). All prices listed are in USD.


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