As summer comes to a close, many Americans will take advantage of Labor Day weekend for one last cookout. But those firing up the grill in Hawaii will be paying a slight premium for their homecooked cheeseburgers, at $2.95 per sandwich. In Arizona, however, it only costs $2.34 per cheeseburger, more than 60 cents cheaper.
That's according to new data from deal site Simple Thrifty Living, which found the average cost of a cheeseburger in every U.S. state, by comparing local prices from national or regional retailers for 85% lean/15% fat ground beef, cheese, hamburger buns, Heinz ketchup, French's mustard, Hellmann's mayo, a sweet onion, a tomato, pickles and lettuce.
Here are the proportions of each ingredient the site used to represent a standard burger:
- 1/4 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon mayo
- 1/5 of the onion
- 1/4 of the tomato
- 1 ounce pickles
- 1/8 of the lettuce
- 1 hamburger bun
- 1 slice of cheese
How does your state stack up? Check out the map below:
And here's a closer look at the average price of a cheeseburger in each state:
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