You may have read studies before explaining it is cheaper to eat out than to cook at home. This study is very far from the truth. Maybe it is to sway families to spend more money eating out in a way to boost the economy; however, it is cutting into any money they could actually save. A recent report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch stated that since the middle of 2009, families are spending around 4.5 percent of their paychecks on dining out.
A look at eating out compared to preparing your meals at home for one person with average prices of the restaurants in the United States.
MacDonald's Big Mac Meal, which includes fries and a drink:- $5.69
Burger King's Whopper Meal, which includes fries and a drink:- $5.79
Sonic Cheeseburger Com...