Special Report

States Where People Can't Afford a Big Mac

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46. Iowa
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.04
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.07, 21.0% lower than avg price – 12th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $51,031, 8.3% lower than national avg – 21st lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 9.0% lower than national avg – 6th lowest
> Population: 3,150,011

45. Ohio
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.08
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.03, 21.7% lower than avg price – 8th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $50,469, 9.3% lower than national avg – 19th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 8.3% lower than national avg – 12th lowest
> Population: 11,675,275

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44. District of Columbia
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.09
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $5.35, 3.9% higher than avg price – the highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $81,193, 45.8% higher than national avg – the highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 11.5% higher than national avg – 2nd highest
> Population: 701,974

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43. Connecticut
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.13
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.95, 3.9% lower than avg price – 7th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $69,035, 24.0% higher than national avg – 3rd highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 3.4% higher than national avg – 10th highest
> Population: 3,570,549

42. Missouri
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.17
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $3.99, 22.5% lower than avg price – 5th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $49,300, 11.4% lower than national avg – 14th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 7.5% lower than national avg – 19th lowest
> Population: 6,124,160

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