The McDonalds Menu Prices That Provide the Most Value

Updated March 21, 2024 by Kyle James

There’s no arguing the fact that McDonald’s menu prices have been slowly creeping up every year. Gone are the days of the “Dollar Menu” and ridiculously cheap promotions like $0.39 cheeseburgers. But if you scan the McDonald’s menu carefully you can still find some great values. To help you out, here are the ten McDonald’s prices that absolutely provide the most bang for your hard earned money.

The McDonalds Menu Prices That Provide the Most Value

The Best McDonalds Menu Prices:

McDouble (Price $4.29)

A BigMac, priced at $6.99, is one of the more expensive McDonald’s prices on the menu, especially for a single burger.

So instead order a McDouble for only $4.29 and ask for it “like a Mac”.

You’ll end up with a double cheeseburger topped exactly like a BigMac with special sauce, onions, lettuce, pickles and cheese.

The only difference will be the missing half of a bun placed in the middle of the burger.

But do you really need that for the extra $2.70?

Also, many McDonald’s locations have the McDouble on the “McPick 2 for $6.50” menu which is a GREAT deal at $3.25 per McDouble.

Any Size Coffee (Price $1.69)

If you’re like me and drink your coffee black, why would you ever enter a Starbucks when you can get any size drip coffee at McDonald’s for under $2.

Oh, and before you ask, the coffee at McDonald’s often beats Starbucks in blind taste tests.

Also, if you’re over 55, many McDonald’s locations will give you a free cup of coffee whenever you dine in.

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McChicken (Price $3.59)

I love the value of the McChicken on the McDonald’s menu.

For just over 3 bucks, you get a nice thick chicken patty, lettuce, and mayo on a regular bun.

Throw in an order of small french fries and a free ice water and you have a decent little meal for less than $5.

I’ve also heard of people sandwiching a McChicken and fries into the middle of a McDouble for a protein packed meal.

Hot ‘n Spicy McChicken (Price $3.59)

If you want to add some spice to the plain McChicken, order the Hot ‘n Spicy of the McDonald’s menu and get it with a blend of unnamed yummy spices.

Compare this to the cheapest chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A coming in at $4.85 and it’s a good deal.

Sausage Biscuit w/ Egg Meal (Price $9.29)

By far the cheapest McDonalds price on the breakfast value menu, the Sausage Biscuit with Egg is also one of the yummiest.

For a somewhat affordable $9.29, you’ll get the breakfast sandwich along with a hash brown and small cup of coffee.

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Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait (Price $2.59)

At an affordable $2.59, this parfait treat is a terrific (and healthy) value.

This becomes especially obvious when you compare the price to a Frappe at almost $4 or Oreo Frappe at $5.79.

Large French Fries (Price $3)

If you’re ordering burgers off the Value Menu for your family and want a cheap way to get fries, opt for the large.

At $3, you almost get the same amount of fries as 2 orders of the small.

Southwest Chicken Salad (Price $6.89)

The McDonald’s price on their Southwest Chicken Salad is hard to beat.

For less than $7, you’ll get a healthy and tasty alternative to a greasy burger.

This is especially true if you opt for the grilled chicken instead of the crispy fried.

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Ask the Reader: What McDonald’s menu prices do you think provide the most value? Or do you usually order your favorite items regardless of the price?

Note: The McDonald’s prices that I list above are from my local Mickey D’s, they may be slightly different in your neck of the woods.

By Kyle James


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John Finckle

This is some really eye opening stuff you got here. Before I read this I could always remember going up to the McDonald’s drive thru and being speechless. I didn’t know what to order! Thankfully now with this list I order each item depending on the day. My diet has gotten so easy to manage now that I eat McDonald’s three times a day and never get bored or feel like I’m wasting money.


McChicken is 1:00 / 1.08 with tax in St Joe, Mn.


very helpful


not one of these is valid – where are you- when are you posting from.

Readers dont get excited and expect to be laughed at if you try


we dont all live in texas, land of the fat


Shows I don’t frequent McDonalds. I thought the $1 menu still existed. McDbl, fries, 2 apple pies, and water to go for $3.