McDonald’s is bringing back its famous fries to Venezuela but most people won’t be able to afford them.
A regular order will cost approximately $79 — 500 bolivars — according to the country’s strongest exchange rate.
A large fry will run 800 bolivars or $126.
At Venezuela’s black-market rate, these prices would equal just $0.64 for the regular and $1.15 for the large, according to Fusion.
But at the black-market exchange rate, Venezuela’s minimum wage is only about $13 per month.
“Venezuela seems to be going from worse to worse,” RBC Capital Markets’ Helima Croft wrote this summer.
$126 fries definitely seem like a turn for the worse.