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The purpose of this paper is to compare prices for a popular quick-service restaurant chain (i.e. McDonalds’) across countries throughout the world using the “Big Mac Index” published by “The Economist.” The index was originally developed to measure the valuation of international currencies against the U.S. dollar. The analysis in this study examines the relationship between the price of a Big Mac and other variables such as the cost of beef, price elasticity, and income. Finally, these relationships are reviewed to draw inferences concerning the use of demand, costs, and competition in setting prices.
Bojanic, David C.
"Global Pricing Strategy for a Quick-Service Restaurant Chain,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 25
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol25/iss1/4