If it seems like combo meals with burgers in California cost more (or a lot more) than most other places, you’re right.
MoneyGeek analyzed menu prices at fast food restaurants across the country and found that San Francisco and Los Angeles are the two most expensive cities for hamburger meals in the US
The financial advice website surveyed the cost of a hamburger, fries and a drink at 145 restaurants in the 50 largest cities.
It found that San Francisco, LA and New York were the most expensive cities with diners paying more than $14 for a burger combo at the major fast food chains.
Long Beach and Sacramento were also in the top 10.
The U.S. city with the cheapest burger combinations was Tulsa, Oklahoma, where diners only pay an average of $6.55.
MoneyGeek also found that burger meal prices increased by 9% between 2021 and 2022.
Burger King had the biggest price increase, with a 21% increase in 39 cities, while Five Guys is the most expensive with a combo meal of about $20.
These Are the 10 Most Expensive Cities for Burger Combo, According to MoneyGeek
1. San Francisco, California = $15,302. Los Angeles, California = $14,593. New York, New York = $14,224. Long Beach, California = $13,085. Washington, D.C. = $12,946. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania = $12,897. Boston, Massachusetts = $12,698. Sacramento, California = $12,679. Seattle, Washington = $12,5810. Mesa, Arizona = $12.46 Close Modal Suggest a correction Suggest a correction