The Most and Least Expensive Cities for Pizza in the U.S.

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Cost of living isn't the only thing you should consider before moving to a new city. If you're a true pizza connoisseur, the price of a pie in your neighborhood can have a big impact on your quality of life. To see how far your dollar will get you in pizzerias around the country, check out the lists below.

Expensivity looked at data from MenuWithPrice to determine which cities have the cheapest and most expensive plain pizzas in the U.S. Metros had to have at least 10 pizzerias and a population of 100,000 or more to be included in the report.

According to Expensivity's pizza index for 2021, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is the priciest place to be a pizza-lover in America. A single pie there with no toppings costs customers a whopping $15.01 on average. New Haven, Connecticut—considered one of the world's best pizza cities by many—lands in second place with an average price of $13.84 per pie. Two more Connecticut locations—Waterbury and Hartford—also make the list.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Wilmington, North Carolina, and Hayward, California, tie for the cheapest place to buy pizza. Plain pies there go for an average price of $6.35—less than half the price of pizza in Eau Claire. In Gilbert, Arizona, and Lafayette, Indiana, pizza pies are only slightly more expensive at $6.40. Fort Wayne, Indiana, rounds out the top five cheapest pizza cities with a price of $6.51.

Some people don't care about the price of what's in their delivery box—the quality of the pizza is all that matters. After reading the lists of the most and least expensive cities for pizza in U.S., check out the best pizza spots in all 50 states.

The 10 Most Expensive Cities for Pizza

  1. Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  2. New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Waterbury, Connecticut
  4. Thousand Oaks, California
  5. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  6. Hartford, Connecticut
  7. Honolulu, Hawaii
  8. Elizabeth, New Jersey
  9. Trenton, New Jersey
  10. Round Rock, Texas

The 10 Cheapest Cities for Pizza

  1. Wilmington, North Carolina
  2. Hayward, California
  3. Gilbert, Arizona
  4. Lafayette, Indiana
  5. Fort Wayne, Indiana
  6. Denton, Texas
  7. St. Louis, Missouri
  8. Indianapolis, Indiana
  9. Nashville, Tennessee
  10. Columbia, South Carolina