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The Price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza Around the World

Also, where can the weirdest toppings for those pizzas be found?

Some people may be amazed at how much a popular yet generally simple food item created out of flour, tomato sauce, cheese, and some oil costs a customer to purchase and enjoy. Last year, this article at The Gate pertained to the average cost of pizza in each state in the United States

The Price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza Around the World

…but how much is the price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s pizza in cities around the world as well as in states in the United States, where in the world are the most expensive pizzas, and where can the weirdest toppings for those pizzas be found?

To find out the answers to those questions for this project, the most populous city was used for each state in the United States and searched on dominos.com and pizzahut.com to find a store. Using the online ordering systems, the price of a large cheese pizza with a classic base was found. When the most populous city was not available, the next one was used. A similar method for each country was applied, using the capital city to find a store.

The price of the most expensive pizza in every country was also recorded, allowing the five most expensive pizzas worldwide to be pinpointed from each chain. Any pizzas that were unique or unusual were also picked out and noted down before isolating the five most unique from each chain. The price of pizza from every country was recorded in its local currency and converted using xe.com.

The prices in Spain have been reduced by 50 percent, as online promotions automatically cut their prices in half.

The data was collected in September 2022.

This article — which was written by Matt Pelkey from NetCredit — gives more details about how much is the price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s pizza in cities around the world as well as in states in the United States and I have been given express written permission to use the graphs and the verbatim text from the aforementioned article in this article. While NetCredit has endeavored to ensure the information provided is accurate and current, it cannot guarantee it, as this information is general in nature only and does not constitute personal advice. Neither NetCredit nor The Gate accept any liability — and assume no responsibility — for any and all information which is presented in this article.

With that disclaimer out of the way, here is the article.

What Is the Price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza Around the World?

They’re the Montagues and Capulets of the fast-food world.

If you’re into pizza, you’ll already have picked a team: Pizza Hut (established 1958) or Domino’s (1960). These are the big families in an industry that’s worth $46 billion per year in the U.S. alone. And despite efforts to objectively decide which pizza is better, you are what you eat. Your favorite pizza is literally in your blood.

But, in hard times, a few buck’s difference can turn your head, especially if you’re hoping to afford some sides. So, NetCredit decided to see if we can sway you from one brand to another — by comparing the price of a slice around the world.

What We Did

NetCredit sourced the price of a large cheese (Margherita) pizza with a classic base from Domino’s and Pizza Hut in the biggest city of every U.S. state and the capital of every country. While we were doing so, we also took note of a few sundries, such as the most expensive and most unique pizza joint item in each location. Scroll on to see our data mapped and charted.

Key Findings

  • Finland has the world’s most expensive Pizza Hut cheese pizza at $31.65.
  • Domino’s most expensive is in Singapore ($23.57).
  • The most expensive pizza of any kind from these brands is the Super Supremeat Finland’s Pizza Hut ($36.60).
  • Hawaii has the most expensive pizza in the U.S., at $18.99 for a Margherita from either Pizza Hut or Domino’s.

Singapore, U.K. Have Priciest Domino’s; Finland, Singapore Worst for Pizza Hut

Domino’s overtook Pizza Hut as the world’s most lucrative pizza kitchen in 2018. The Domino’s pepperoni piece that keeps repeating on you represents the tiniest sliver of a $17.8 billion global revenue for the firm. Pizza Hut is a slice or two behind on $13 billion per year globally. But how does this reflect on pizza prices around the world?

Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. Source: NetCredit.

Domino’s is notoriously expensive in the U.K. ($22.34), where you can get the equivalent cheese pizza at the Hut ($19.99) with nearly enough change to buy a big bottle of soda. This is the world’s second most expensive Domino’s and involves a 900% markup on ingredients, according to one calculation. However, the firm insists that high U.K. taxes and regular deals and discounts mean this supposed profit margin is just pie in the sky.

Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. Source: NetCredit.

Finland’s Pizza Hut boasts the world’s most expensive cheese pizza and the only one that’s north of 30 bucks ($31.65). With a world top 20 average income and no Domino’s to rival it, Pizza Hut can afford premium pricing for a basic pie — although locals recommend finding somewhere independent. Fellow Scandinavians in Sweden have to shell out for the world’s third priciest Pizza Hut Margherita, albeit for ten bucks less than their Finnish neighbors ($21.49). This is over eight bucks more than Swedes pay for the equivalent at Domino’s.

Hawaii Home to America’s Priciest Pizza

There are over 75,000 pizza restaurants in the U.S., including more than 6,000 Pizza Huts and 6,500 Domino’s. But the price in some locations is as much as 50% more than in other states. Below, we’ve mapped the prices of a large cheese pizza in Domino’s and Pizza Hut in every state.

Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. Source: NetCredit.

The Hawaiian pizza is considered, at best, decadent, at worst, an abomination for its peculiar pineapple and ham combo. In fact, the ham and pineapple pizza is not Hawaiian at all but sort of Greek-Canadian. The real abomination with pizza in Hawaii is the cost of a Margherita at Pizza Hut or Domino’s (both 18.99) in the state. This is the most expensive cheese pizza for either brand in the whole U.S. Ingredients are more expensive on the islands. However, Pizza Hut is run by a different company than most of the mainland stores and sets its prices independently.

Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. Source: NetCredit.

Alaska is also highly expensive for both brands. But here, a cheese pizza is nearly two bucks more at Pizza Hut ($17.69) than Domino’s ($15.99). There are only four cheese pizzas in the U.S. that cost over $17. One of them is at Pizza Hut in Illinois, making it the country’s third priciest Hut. Pizza Hut also has a shorter ‘low price’ tail overall, with 10 states offering a Margherita at 12.99 or less — compared to Domino’s, where $12.99 is the standard in 14 states, and you’ll find it even cheaper in Kentucky, Idaho and Nebraska.

Finland’s $37 Pizza Hut Pizza is World’s Most Expensive

Experts have demonstrated that while Pizza Hut has stronger star players, Domino’s is more consistently tasty all-round. That’s certainly borne out by the two top-priced pizzas in the world: Pizza Hut is responsible for both the Super Supreme (Finland, $36.60) and Kazu’s Luxury Beef and Pork (Japan, $35.62), while Domino’s most expensive international pizzas are more evenly priced.

Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. Source: NetCredit.

Wait, Kazu’s Luxury Beef and Pork? The most expensive Japanese pizza is a traditional but classy affair, combining two already full-on pies: the chargrilled beef and Iberian pork barbeque. It gets its name from Japanese Pizza Hut’s current promotional frontman, a comedian called Kazlaser. Japan’s Pizza Hut caters to very specific tastes. Shrimp, squid, corn, parsley and spicy cod roe sauce on a mayo base, anyone? They even offer a rice crust as an alternative to wheat dough. Which brings us to…

The World’s Weirdest Pizza Hut and Domino’s Toppings

Cheese can be pretty vanilla. Sometimes — when you don’t have to share — it shakes things up a bit to go for the most random item on the menu. Seafood on pizza will always get the next table talking, and Luxembourg keeps it classy with a topping of scampi and, of course, garlic sauce; cheesy crust is optional. Taiwanese Domino’s goes the full lobster preparing it hot-pot style with beef strips.

Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. Source: NetCredit.

But Weird Domino’s leads with the Tacorama, Norway’s answer to the question, “what would a Scandi American Mexican Italian dish look like?” Built with beef, jalapeños, grilled peppers, nachos and taco spice with hoops of simmering white sauce radiating from the center, this is the Benetton ad of pizza. And it gets better: the custom options are open, so you’re free to add Döner kebab, pineapple or Bearnaise if you have kroneto spare after splashing 30 bucks on a weird pie.

The Cheapest Pizza Isn’t Always the Right Pizza

When times are hard, is the price jump worth it to chow on your first-choice brand of pizza? We’ve gathered our full national and international pizza data in this interactive to help you find the right price.

With costs rising, pizza is unlikely to get cheaper any time soon. What we will see is a race to innovate: new ways to order and dine and cement your loyalty, and undoubtedly some new and futuristic toppings to keep our love affair with pizza fresh.

Final Boarding Call

As a person who was born and raised in New York, the pizza offered by Pizza Hut and Domino’s is so different and so substandard that I do not even classify them as the same type of food as compared to what is offered by authentic pizzerias in New York — let alone have the audacity to call them pizza.

For me, Pizza Hut is tolerable at best. I rarely get sick from eating; but one slice of Domino’s pizza while I was on site at a client years ago did me in — and I have not eaten any more food from Domino’s since then.

In the photograph which is featured at the top of this article, the famous Sphinx in Egypt is staring at a Pizza Hut restaurant and a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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