The folks over at NPR’s Planet Money have answered the serious question: How much does pizza cost in your neighborhood? And how does that compare to other neighborhoods in your city, and around the country?

NPR made awesome graphs which show the median price of pizza in neighborhoods in five cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

To come up with the stats, NPR looked at the median price of all cheese pizzas (the data was provided by Grubhub Seamless).

A few pizza points we can ascertain from the charts:

  • The median price of pizza in Manhattan neighborhoods is higher than in any other city, followed by Washington, D.C.
  • In terms of Manhattan’s outer boroughs, Astoria is the neighborhood with the largest number of pizza places.
  • The average price of pizza in the neighborhood I grew up in Los Angeles is $16; the average price of pizza in the NYC neighborhood I now live in is $14.

Check out the “How Much Does a Pizza Cost in Manhattan” chart below and head to NPR to check out the other four pizza charts. 

Median Pizza Price in $. (Photo: NPR)

Median Pizza Price in $. (Photo: NPR)

[via NPR]