The $28.6 Slice of Pizza: Read to Know Which City is Making Money Through It

New York City has built its reputation on two pillars: its high cost of living and its iconic pizza. Now, it’s solidified its status as the epicenter of pricey pizza.

According to recent research conducted by Clever Real Estate, the five boroughs officially claim the title for the most expensive pizza in the nation.

Ultimate pizza destination in the USA.
From pricey pies to savory sensations: Discover why NYC is renowned as the ultimate pizza destination in the USA. (Credits: Getty Images)

On average, a large cheese pizza in the Big Apple will set you back $28.60, nearly double the cost of a plain pie in Richmond, Virginia, which holds the distinction of offering the country’s cheapest pizza at an average price of $14.75.

Nationwide, the average price for a large cheese pizza stands at $19.34, marking a 4% increase from the previous year, as reported by the study.

America's most expensive pizza haven: New York City.
Pizza paradise or wallet woe? Explore the culinary and financial landscape of America’s most expensive pizza haven: New York City. (Credits: Getty Images)

Clever Real Estate analyzed pizza data from the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. to compile its ranking of the nation’s top pizza cities. Factors considered included the density of pizzerias per 100,000 residents, the average rating of these establishments, and the typical cost of a pizza.

While New York boasts the highest pizza prices, it also enjoys a reputation as the pizza capital of the country. Clever’s research revealed that 41% of Americans regard Gotham as one of the top five pizza cities.

Michael Manua
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