Special Report

States Where People Can't Afford a Big Mac

36. Oklahoma
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.27
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.07, 21.0% lower than avg price – 12th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $48,494, 12.9% lower than national avg – 9th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 8.7% lower than national avg – 8th lowest
> Population: 3,949,342

35. Pennsylvania
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.28
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.47, 13.2% lower than avg price – 17th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $56,715, 1.9% higher than national avg – 17th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 2.4% lower than national avg – 23rd highest
> Population: 12,794,885

34. Minnesota
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.28
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.43, 14.0% lower than avg price – 22nd highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $56,794, 2.0% higher than national avg – 16th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 1.4% lower than national avg – 21st highest
> Population: 5,600,166

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33. Louisiana
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.31
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.15, 19.4% lower than avg price – 19th lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $49,715, 10.7% lower than national avg – 16th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 7.3% lower than national avg – 21st lowest
> Population: 4,664,616

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32. New Hampshire
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.34
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.83, 6.2% lower than avg price – 10th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $64,229, 15.4% higher than national avg – 6th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 3.7% higher than national avg – 9th highest
> Population: 1,355,244

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