THE ECONOMIST weekly recently produced the Big Mac index, a new comparison of prices in various states of the world.
According to new figures, a Big Mac in Slovakia is 26 percent cheaper than in the US. In Slovakia the hamburger costs Sk66, which is about $2 as opposed to the US price of $2.8.
But while the Big Mac may be cheaper in Slovakia than in the US and in other western European states, it is more expensive than in Poland and Russia.
26. Jan 2004 at 0:00 | From press reports