How Much Does a Big Mac Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 9, 2018

The Big Mac can be purchased at any McDonald’s in any city and just about every country and is a staple of the franchise.

The product, as you may or may not know, is compromised of two large hamburger patties separated by a center bun, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and the secret sauce.

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How much does a Big Mac cost?

Depending on the city and country you live in, the Big Mac on its own may cost around $2 to $6, but a meal can cost up to $8.

McDonald’s, which serves 121 countries, has varying prices in countries across the globe.  Refer to our table below to see what a Big Mac may cost in that country.  Like the stock market, the Big Mac can vary in prices depending on the market conditions.

CountryAverage Cost (USD)
Australia$4.53
Brazil$5.10
Britain$4.11
Canada$4.66
Chile$3.84
China$2.92
Columbia$3.24
Costa Rica$4.00
Czech Republic$3.28
Denmark$4.61
Egypt$1.75
Hong Kong$2.46
Hungary$3.21
India$2.76
Indonesia$2.40
Israel$4.77
Japan$3.36
Malaysia$2.00
Mexico$2.75
Norway$5.91
Pakistan$3.57
Peru$3.23
Phillippines$2.65
Poland$2.72
Russia$2.28
Saudi Arabia$3.20
Singapore$4.06
South Africa$2.26
South Korea$3.84
Sri Lanka$3.77
Sweden$5.82
Switzerland$6.74
Taiwan$2.26
Thailand$3.50
Turkey$3.01
UAE$3.81
Ukraine$1.70
United States$5.30
Uruguay$4.53
Venezuela$4.06
Vietnam$2.64

NOTE:  These prices came from the Big Mac Index found on the Economist.com, an index created in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether currencies are at their “correct” level.

The Big Mac Jr., which is a smaller version, can cost $1 less on average, whereas the Grand Mac, a larger version that includes a one-third pound of beef, can cost $1 more than the standard Big Mac.

Big Mac® nutrition

Mac Jr™ nutrition

Grand Mac™ nutrition

NOTE: All nutritional values come from the official McDonald’s website and were values for sandwiches as is.

Tips to know:

The Big Mac was first introduced in 1968 and was considered the brainchild for the franchise.

What was the original name of the Big Mac?  The Big Mac initially went through two names before becoming successful.  The first was known as the “Aristocrat” and the second was known as the “Blue Ribbon Burger.”  Neither one of these names caught on because of various reasons.

Throughout the world, there are different variations of the Big Mac.  For example, in Europe, they have the Big Big Mac.  In China and Australia, they have what is known as the Mega Mac, and the MacKinley-Mac is located in Alaska only.

How can I save money?

Most McDonald’s release coupons throughout the month.  These coupons can be found in your email or can be found in the local newspaper.  One of the most common coupons that are found is the “buy one get one free Big Mac” sandwich coupons, for example.


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