Where in the World is McDonald's Most Expensive?
If there’s one thing we can all agree on about McDonald’s, it’s that it’s cheap. The multinational chain knows that it needs to keep prices down in order to lure in more customers, and so they’ve set up complex distribution techniques to make sure that they control as many steps of the process as possible to keep middleman prices down. New products that are a little more expensive than usual, like the Mighty Wings, tend to get a lot of pushback as well. But where in the world are the most expensive McDonald’s menu prices?
The most recent study in McDonald’s menu prices took place in 2011, when Euromonitor surveyed the average check at McDonald’s countries all around the world. They found that the average McDonald’s customer in Norway spends upwards of $20, making Norway’s McDonald’s the most expensive in the world. France came in second, with average checks just higher than $15, followed by Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, and Saudi Arabia in the $10-15 range.
So where did the U.S. rank? Actually, towards the bottom of the list: The average McDonald’s check in 2011 was just a little over $5.