A new study from Slice, the pizza-delivery app, found that Oregon had the priciest pizza in the country, with the cost of a large cheese pie averaging $26.94 last year.
When it comes to the price of pizza, Oregon is the state that busts the most wallets.
A new study from Slice, the pizza-delivery app, found that Oregon had the priciest pizza in the country, with the cost of a large cheese pie averaging $26.94 last year. That’s more than twice the price of the state with the cheapest pizza—Oklahoma, where a large cheese pie ran $12.70.
The release of the Slice study is timed to National Pizza Day on Feb. 9. The study looked at data from 2022 among the nearly 19,000 independent pizza shops that are part of the Slice network.
Other pricey pizza states in Slice’s analysis of the 2022 data: Washington ($23.34 for a large cheese pie), Illinois ($22.52), Alaska ($21.74), Colorado ($21.23), and California ($21.19).
And other states on the lower end of the price spectrum: Minnesota ($13.88), Alabama ($14.80), Kansas ($14.96), North Dakota ($15.35) and Mississippi ($15.50).
Why are some states pricier for pizza than others? Obviously, economies vary from state to state—and that affects the cost of a variety of goods. But the situation with pizza involves certain particulars, says Slice founder and chief Ilir Sela.
He noted that competition is a deciding factor. That is, states with fewer pizzerias per capita often have higher prices since there’s less reason for operators to worry about losing customers to another pizzeria. In turn, that leaves them freer to charge more.
That may explain why New York doesn’t rank among the top five in pizza pricing—a large cheese pie averaged $19.73 in 2022, according to Slice. While the state has one of the highest costs of living, it’s also a…