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Illinois Is Officially The Cheapest State To Buy Beer

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It’s nice to splurge on a luxury bottle of booze every once in a while, but most of the time, you’ll find us enjoying our cheap favorites.

If beer is your alcohol of choice, you might be surprised to hear that you’ll pay a lot more for a 24-pack in Maryland than in South Carolina. Personal financial website Simple.Thrifty.Living released its annual analysis of beer prices nationwide this month, and the cost across the country varies widely.

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Illinois is the cheapest state for beer at $15.20 a case. South Carolina, New York, Rhode Island, Kansas and Michigan round out the top five least-expensive places, all selling cases for less than an average of $17. A 24-pack will cost you the most in Alaska, where you can expect to pay an average of $31. Wyoming, Hawaii, Montana and Tennessee round out the rest of the most expensive spots, with prices ranging from $22 to $27.

The company completed its analysis by looking at the cost of a 24-pack of Bud Light and Miller Lite at retailers in up to 10 zip codes in each state. The zip codes chosen were a mix of urban and rural areas to, and the numbers reflect prices only and do not reflect any additional taxes or fees.

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