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Big Mac Price has Doubled.

Updated: Mar 31


The Big Mac Index, created by The Economist in 1986, is a novel way of measuring purchasing power parity (PPP) between nations, using the price of a Big Mac as the benchmark. It suggests that over time, exchange rates should adjust to make the price of a basket of goods (in this case, a Big Mac) the same in each country. Despite its limitations, it provides a unique lens through which to view and compare economic strength and currency valuation across the globe.


While detailed figures for the Big Mac Index in the United States for 2022, 2023, and 2024 specifically were not directly found in the provided sources, there's an indication of the price movements and the broader context in which the index operates. For example, in 2022, the price of a Big Mac in the U.S. was mentioned as part of a broader discussion on burger inflation over time, illustrating how the index can reflect changes in purchasing power and inflation within economies. It's noted that the price of a Big Mac has seen significant changes over the years in various countries, with the U.S. price in January 2022 being $5.81, reflecting a 100% change from May 2004 when the price was $2.90【9†source】


The Big Mac Index is not without its critics and limitations, including geographic coverage issues due to the presence or absence of McDonald's franchises, the impact of local economic conditions on pricing, and the fact that it measures only the price of one specific product. Despite these limitations, it remains a popular and accessible way to understand PPP and currency valuation.


For the most up-to-date information on the Big Mac Index in the United States or any specific year's data, it would be best to refer directly to The Economist's website or their latest publications, as they are the originators and primary publishers of this index.


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