The most expensive McDonald’s menu items in the world


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In France, they call it le Big Mac.

The language of McDonald’s is international. Sure, there are regional specials like Seaweed McShaker™ Fries and Spain’s pricey Signature Huevo Benedictine Doble. But when you see those golden arches and ask for a Big Mac or Happy Meal, you know what you’re going to get. (Disclaimer: nutritional value may vary!)

What you might not expect is the price. Even within the U.S., we found you could pay a dollar more for a Happy Meal from one state to another. On a global scale, the world’s most expensive Happy Meal ($8.17 in Liechtenstein or Switzerland) costs 431% more than the world’s cheapest ($1.54 in Pakistan).

When you’re buying at McDonald’s, it’s all about the little differences — like how much you’ll have left for a shake. 

So, CashNetUSA found the price of a Big Mac and a Happy Meal in every U.S. state and every country in the world. We also found the most expensive item on every country’s McDonald’s menu. (We didn’t go into Burger King )

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The Most Expensive McDonald’s Menu Items From Each Country Ranked

There are over 38,000 McDonald’s across more than 100 countries. And while there are many standard items across their menus, local restaurants also cater to local tastes and customs — as well as adjusting prices depending on local markets. CashNetUSA found the most expensive item in every country, and here are the top 10. Scroll on for the most expensive across more specific regions.

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10. Homestyle Crispy Chicken Honey Mustard

Where: Netherlands 

Price: $9.45

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9. Crispy Chicken Almighty

Where: New Zealand

Price: $9.55

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8. Signature Huevo Benedictine Doble

Where: Spain

Price: $9.92

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7. Homestyle Chicken Hot Curry

Where: Denmark

Price: $9.99

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6. Club House 3 Carnes

Where: Uruguay 

Price: $10.27

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5. Big Premium New York

Where: Israel

Location: $11.80

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4. Dobbel Big Tasty

Where: Norway

Price: $12.97

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3. Big Tasty Double Bacon

Where: Switzerland 

Price: $13.31

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2. Big Tasty Double Bacon

Where: Liechtenstein 

Price: $13.31

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1. Triple Cheddar & Double Beef

Where: France

Price: $15.70

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To find the price of McDonald’s around the world, we compiled a list of countries where it operates. Using McDonald’s website for each country as well as and delivery apps such as Glovo, Uber Eats and Grubhub, we found the price of Big Macs and Happy Meals in the capital city of each country, as well as all 50 U.S. states. We also recorded the most expensive item on the menu. If no Happy Meals were on the menu, we added up the price of a small fries, cheeseburger and drink. We recorded prices in the local currency and converted them to U.S. dollars using

Note: the “most expensive items” ranks the items that finished top in each country and isolates the countries with the most expensive items, which is different from if it was purely the 10 most expensive items in Europe (which could include 10 from one country if they all happened to be from Finland, for example).

The data for this campaign was collected in November 2022.

This article originally appeared on CashNetUsa and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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