Special Report

States Where People Can't Afford a Big Mac

16. Rhode Island
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.61
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.47, 13.2% lower than avg price – 17th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $54,991, 1.2% lower than national avg – 20th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 1.8% higher than national avg – 14th highest
> Population: 1,057,798

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15. Florida
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.63
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.47, 13.2% lower than avg price – 17th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $54,099, 2.8% lower than national avg – 22nd highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 0.7% higher than national avg – 16th highest
> Population: 21,216,924

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14. Virginia
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.64
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.67, 9.3% lower than avg price – 11th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $56,638, 1.7% higher than national avg – 18th highest
> Cost of living, 2020: 1.0% higher than national avg – 15th highest
> Population: 8,509,358

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13. Idaho
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.67
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.23, 17.9% lower than avg price – 21st lowest
> Disposable income, 2021: $46,026, 17.3% lower than national avg – 6th lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 8.8% lower than national avg – 7th lowest
> Population: 1,754,367

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12. Maine
> “True cost” of a Big Mac considering income and price: $4.72
> Actual price of a Big Mac: $4.47, 13.2% lower than avg price – 17th highest
> Disposable income, 2021: $51,073, 8.3% lower than national avg – 22nd lowest
> Cost of living, 2020: 3.2% lower than national avg – 25th highest
> Population: 1,340,825

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