How much does a burger actually cost?
Looking at the cost of manufacturing for everyday items
Did you pay $9 for a coffee from a cool independent artisanal coffee place that sources its beans from a specific tree that only grows on an uninhabited Pacific island? And did you ever wonder how much it actually cost them to make it for you?
How much does a Starbucks really cost?
Yes, before you ask - this data is from 2013. However, there isn’t really anything more recent. The ratios are probably still around the same, obviously depending on location, but the actual costs will be different.
So - where do most of the costs come from? As you might have guessed, rent. There are 35,711 Starbucks stores all around the world, many of them in touristy places, just like McDonalds. The rent in these places is extreme.
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