Loading…
Friday, December 19, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 5/15/2013

Burger index not good news for AK, Hawaii cities

ASSOCIATED PRESS

JUNEAU, Alaska — Residents of Alaska and Hawaii always suspected they pay higher prices, and now the hamburger proves it.

The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/mkMEns) residents of Alaska’s capital city pay the highest price in the nation for a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

The basic cost of living guide is from the consumer advocacy website NerdWallet, which ranked the costs of living in cities across the nation based on the price of the McDonald’s burger.

The average price in Juneau, according to NerdWallet’s QPI — or Quarter Pounder Index, was $4.82.

The survey also ranks Anchorage, Fairbanks and Honolulu in the top 10 for most expensive cities. The cheapest Quarter Pounder was found in Conway, Ark., at $2.24.

A McDonald’s spokeswoman says by email franchisees determine prices, which can vary by restaurant.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories