If you're anything like us, you probably assume that fast food is cheaper than home-cooked meals. But, as this infographic going around Facebook shows, nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, a typical meal for a family of four at McDonald's -- two Big Macs, a cheeseburger, chicken McNuggets, four fries and four sodas -- totals nearly $28. But a homemade meal of roasted chicken, potatoes, salad and milk, which could feed a family of 4-6 people, comes to roughly $14. As an even cheaper alternative, a simple meal of rice and canned beans with bacon, green peppers and onions comes to less than $10.

Some critics have argued that fast food is cheaper when measured by calorie. But when you consider that many Americans already consume too many calories on a daily basis, this argument tends to fall apart.

What do you think? Does this infographic inspire you to cook more at home?

Fast Food is More Expensive Than Cooking at Home

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