What the Big Mac index tells you about currency wars | The Economist

What the Big Mac index tells you about currency wars

Could burger prices inform the Biden administration's thinking on currencies?

DESPITE A RECENT bout of weakness, the dollar still looks strong. Consider the Big Mac index, our lighthearted measure of currency valuation. Of the currencies of the 20 trading partners studied by America's Treasury, our measure suggests that all have gained relative to the greenback since July, but that all apart from the Swiss franc are still cheap.

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