Doubling McDonald's salaries would increase Big Mac 68 cents

McDonald's can afford to pay its workers a living wage without sacrificing any of its low menu prices, according to a new study provided to The Huffington Post by a University of Kansas student.

Doubling the salaries and benefits of all McDonald's employees -- from workers earninghttp://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/minimumwage.htm to CEO Donald Thompson, whose www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-12/mcdonald-s-8-25-man-and-8- -- would cause the price of a Big Mac to increase just 68 cents, from $3.99 to $4.67, Arnobio Morelix told HuffPost. In addition, every item on the Dollar Menu would go up by 17 cents.