Special Report

States Where People Can't Afford a Big Mac

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11. Utah
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.73
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.39, 14.8% lower than avg price – 25th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $49,291, 11.5% lower than national avg – 13th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 4.7% lower than national avg – 26th highest
> Population: 3,151,239

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10. Vermont
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.74
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.59, 10.9% lower than avg price – 14th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $53,506, 3.9% lower than national avg – 24th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 0.7% lower than national avg – 19th highest
> Population: 624,340

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9. California
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.83
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $5.11, 0.8% lower than avg price – 5th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $64,994, 16.7% higher than national avg – 4th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 10.4% higher than national avg – 4th highest
> Population: 39,346,023

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8. Oregon
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.84
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.47, 13.2% lower than avg price – 17th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $52,748, 5.3% lower than national avg – 26th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 2.6% higher than national avg – 13th highest
> Population: 4,176,346

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7. New Mexico
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.85
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.31, 16.3% lower than avg price – 24th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $45,293, 18.6% lower than national avg – 4th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 8.4% lower than national avg – 10th lowest
> Population: 2,097,021

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