2012 Big Mac Index

January 12, 2012

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Big Mac Index 2012
Country Big Mac prices in local currency Big Mac prices in dollars* Implied PPP† of the dollar Actual dollar exchange rate January 11th 2012 Under (-)/ over (+) valuation against the dollar, %
United States‡ $4.20 $4.20 - - -
Argentina Peso 20.0 $4.64 4.77 4.31 10
Australia A$4.80 $4.94 1.14 0.97 18
Brazil Real 10.25 $5.68 2.44 1.81 35
Britain £2.49 $3.82 1.69§ 1.54 -9
Canada C$4.73 $4.63 1.13 1.02 10
Chile Peso 2,050 $4.05 488 506 -3
China** Yuan 15.4 $2.44 3.67 6.32 -42
Colombia Peso 8,400 $4.54 2001 1852 8
Costa Rica Colones 2,050 $4.02 488 510 -4
Czech Republic Koruna 70.22 $3.45 16.73 20.4 -18
Denmark DK 31.5 $5.37 7.50 5.86 28
Egypt Pound 15.5 $2.57 3.69 6.04 -39
Euro area†† € 3.49 $4.43 1.20 1.27§§ 6
Hong Kong HK$ 16.5 $2.12 3.93 7.77 -49
Hungary Forint 645 $2.63 153.67 246 -37
India*** Rupee 84.0 $1.62 20.01 51.9 -61
Indonesia Rupiah 22,534 $2.46 5369 9160 -41
Israel Shekel 15.9 $4.13 3.79 3.85 -2
Japan Yen 320 $4.16 76.24 76.9 -1
Latvia Lats 1.65 $3.00 0.39 0.55 -29
Lithuania Litas 7.8 $2.87 1.86 2.72 -32
Malaysia Ringgit 7.35 $2.34 1.75 3.14 -44
Mexico Peso 37 $2.70 8.82 13.68 -36
New Zealand NZ$ 5.10 $4.05 1.22 1.26 -4
Norway Kroner 41 $6.79 9.77 6.04 62
Pakistan Rupee 260 $2.89 61.95 90.1 -31
Peru Sol 10.0 $3.71 2.38 2.69 -12
Philippines Peso 118 $2.68 28.11 44.0 -36
Poland Zloty 9.10 $2.58 2.17 3.52 -38
Russia Rouble 81.0 $2.55 19.30 31.8 -39
Saudi Arabia Riyal 10.0 $2.67 2.38 3.75 -36
Singapore S$ 4.85 $3.75 1.16 1.29 -11
South Africa Rand 19.95 $2.45 4.75 8.13 -42
South Korea Won 3,700 $3.19 882 1159 -24
Sri Lanka Rupee 290 $2.55 69.09 113.9 -39
Sweden SKr 41 $5.91 9.77 6.93 41
Switzerland SFr 6.50 $6.81 1.55 0.96 62
Taiwan NT$ 75.0 $2.50 17.87 30.0 -40
Thailand Baht 78 $2.46 18.58 31.8 -41
Turkey Lira 6.60 $3.54 1.57 1.86 -16
UAE Dirhams 12 $3.27 2.86 3.67 -22
Ukraine Hryvnia 17 $2.11 4.05 8.04 -50
Uruguay Peso 90 $4.63 21.44 19.45 10

From the Economist, January 12th, 2012:

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Aneta May 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm

what about germany?

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Big Mac Attack May 31, 2013 at 7:17 am

Germany is part of the Euro Zone and uses the Euro as their currency so their stats would be part of that entry. It would be interesting to see it broken out by country for those that use the Euro but unfortunately all Eurozone countries are grouped together in the Big Mac Index.

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andrew October 11, 2013 at 8:51 am

Hi: If I am not mistaken, you are missing US entry for 2003, could you please give me US Big Mac costs as of that year? Thanks

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Big Mac Attack December 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Hi Andrew,

2003 data is available here:

http://bigmacindex.org/2003-big-mac-index.html

Thanks for visiting the site. I hope it is useful for you.

Matt

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Leyla November 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

what about Lebanon?

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Big Mac Attack December 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hi Leyla, Lebanon was not included by the Economist. As of now, I only have included data that actually came from the Economist. In the future, I would like to gather data from other sources as well. Thanks! Matt

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