How Much Is a Big Mac Across The World?

antoine fruchard Antoine Fruchard  updated on October 2, 2020
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How much are you paying your Big Mac hamburger compared to other countries around the world? Let’s find out!

This map is updated with latest Big Mac prices from 56 countries published by Statista in June 2020.

What is the Big Mac Index?

The Big Mac Index was first invented in 1986 and mentioned in the Economist newspaper. Symbol of the ever-going globalization of our lifestyles, the Big Mac has become a meal that can be found in almost every capital of the world.

The idea of the Big Mac Index was to give an idea of each countries’ power purchase parity. Just like the pint of beer or the cigaret pack, the Big Mac hamburger is among the world’s products the most widely distributed and can, therefore, serve as a reference. Same product, same brand, but different price.

Top 3 countries paying the most for a Big Mac

Switzerland

£5,39

Lebanon

£4,64

Sweden

£4,49

Where can I buy the cheapest Big Mac?

South Africa

£1,45

Russia

£1,49

Turkey

£1,59

The Big Mac Index 2020 ranking

RankingCountriesBic Mac price (£)
1Switzerland5.39
2Lebanon4.64
3Sweden4.49
4United States4.45
5Norway4.33
6Canada3.96
7Israel3.86
8Austria3.74
8Cyprus3.74
8Estonia3.74
8Finland3.74
8France3.74
8Germany3.74
8Greece3.74
8Ireland3.74
8Italy3.74
8Latvia3.74
8Lithuania3.74
8Montenegro3.74
8Netherlands3.74
8Portugal3.74
8Slovakia3.74
8Slovenia3.74
8Spain3.74
25Australia3.57
25Denmark3.57
27New Zealand3.39
28Uruguay3.38
29United Kingdom3.34
30Singapore3.32
31Thailand3.18
32Costa Rica3.15
33United Arab Emirates3.14
34Brazil3.05
35Czechia2.96
36South Korea2.93
37Kuwait2.92
38Saudi Arabia2.91
39Bahrain2.89
40Sri Lanka2.85
41Japan2.84
42Qatar2.78
43Honduras2.75
44Argentina2.74
45Nicaragua2.72
46Chile2.71
47Peru2.65
48Croatia2.59
49Colombia2.57
49Pakistan2.57
51Guatemala2.54
52Jordan2.53
53China2.42
54Hungary2.25
55Philippines2.24
56Oman2.23
57Vietnam2.22
58Poland2.18
59Moldova2.15
60Hong Kong2.06
61Egypt2.05
62India1.97
63Indonesia1.84
64Malaysia1.83
65Azerbaijan1.81
65Romania1.81
67Mexico1.74
68Ukraine1.69
69Turkey1.59
70Russian Federation1.49
71South Africa1.45

How many calories are in a big mac?

The Big Mac has become over the years the symbol product of the fast food industry in the entire world. However, since about two decades, there are growing concerns about malnutrition, with the obesity rate increasing in many countries. That is why one may wonder how much calories are in a Big Mac. It has been estimated that the energy value of a Big Mac is about 257 calories per 100 grammes.

If you consider that a standard Big Mac weighs 225 grammes, then there are approximatively 578 calories into a Big Mac. Of course, the count will go up if you add your Big Mac sauce and some additional french fries that traditionally accompany the famous whopper.

How to make a Big Mac sauce?

You can not separate an authentic Big Mac of its fellow famous Big Mac sauce, that many wonder how to make. That will maybe disappoint some DIY Big Mac lovers, but there is no ‘official’ Big Mac sauce recipe. However, you will find many Big Mac sauce recipes on the internet, from which you’ll understand that a Big Mac sauce is basically about:

  • Mayonnaise (a lot of mayonnaise in fact… around 300 grammes)
  • Gherkin relish (1 tablespoon)
  • White vinegar (2 teaspoons)
  • White pepper (just a pinch)
  • Mild mustard (2 teaspoons)
  • Onion powder (1,5 teaspoon)
  • Garlic powder (1,5 teaspoon)
  • Sweet smoked paprika (also know as pimenton) (0,5 teaspoon)

Now that you know everything that the Big Mac sauce is made of, it is yours to find out the best recipe!

When was the Big Mac invented?

Let’s finish this Big Mac topic with a little slice of general culture. If you wonder when was the Big Mac invented, you will be happy to learn that it was introduced first in the Greater Pittsburgh Area as early as in 1967, before being distributed in all the United States the year after. It was invented by Michael James Delligatti, who was at this time a Ray Kroc franchisee.

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