find out in which city is the cheapest Big Mac in France

No, the price of the famous Big Mac is not the same in all McDonald’s in France. Depending on the restaurant, it can range from €4.45 to €6.90, with an average price of €5.40. The newspaper The Parisian published this Saturday a “Big Mac Index”, in which the media lists the price of the Big Mac in all McDonald’s in metropolitan France.

A price set freely by each restaurant

If this information may seem anecdotal, at the global level, the magazine The Economist realizes since 1986 its “Big mac index”. This is an index that allows you to compare the cost of living in different countries around the world thanks to the hamburger McDonald’s. If this product was chosen, it is because its composition is the same everywhere in the four corners of the globe.

The index set up by The Parisian does not allow to draw such conclusions, in particular because the price varies from one restaurant to another, even if they are in the same city. The reason: each of the 1,500 McDonald’s located in France can freely set its prices, depending on its size or location. So where is the cheapest (and most expensive) Big Mac in the country?

While the ingredients used are identical, the cheapest burger costs €4.45 and is sold in McDonald’s in Vincennes, in Val-de-Marne. As for the most expensive, it is in Dijon and costs €6.90. More generally, it is in Île-de-France that you can eat the cheapest Big Macs, and in Burgundy or New Aquitaine that you find the most expensive.

The cheapest Big Mac in France is in Vincennes

In Paris, it costs between €4.60 and €6.70, while in Lyon, the same hamburger varies from €4.85 to €5.70. On the side of Marseille, the price of the Big Mac is on average 5€ in all the restaurants. It’s a few tens of cents less than in Lille, where it costs around €5.30 in the chain’s various fast-food restaurants, or in Nice, with an average price of €5.58.

Because the famous burger has not been spared by inflation, even if McDonald’s France assures the Parisian that “everything is done to continue to offer our customers attractive and accessible prices despite this exceptional context”. As for the world level, it is in Switzerland that the Big Mac costs the most expensive, according to The Economist.