Special Report

States Where People Can't Afford a Big Mac

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51. South Dakota
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $3.40
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $3.99, 22.5% lower than avg price – 5th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $59,792, 7.4% higher than national avg – 12th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 8.5% lower than national avg – 9th lowest
> Population: 879,336

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50. North Dakota
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $3.51
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.11, 20.2% lower than avg price – 16th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $60,051, 7.9% higher than national avg – 11th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 8.0% lower than national avg – 14th lowest
> Population: 760,394

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49. Wyoming
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $3.76
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.35, 15.5% lower than avg price – 25th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $59,434, 6.8% higher than national avg – 13th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 7.7% lower than national avg – 16th lowest
> Population: 581,348

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48. Nebraska
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $3.77
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.07, 21.0% lower than avg price – 12th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $55,892, 0.4% higher than national avg – 19th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 7.1% lower than national avg – 22nd lowest
> Population: 1,923,826

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47. Kansas
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $3.94
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.07, 21.0% lower than avg price – 12th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $53,102, 4.6% lower than national avg – 25th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 7.6% lower than national avg – 17th lowest
> Population: 2,912,619

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