SHOCKED! You’ll Save More Buying This in Illinois Than In Most of U.S.
Having recently moved back to the state of Illinois from Montana, it immediately felt like everything in the Land of Lincoln cost quite a bit more than I was used to paying out in Big Sky country.
The first thing I noticed was the gas prices being almost $1 more a gallon than what I had been paying, and because there's no sales tax where I moved from in Yellowstone County, Montana when the taxes in Illinois hit me on everything from groceries to higher-ticket electronics, it was felt in the wallet.
But when it comes to overall home prices, rent, property taxes, and automobile insurance, it's quite a bit less here in Illinois than it is out west, in my experience.
As we aim our arrows to Valentine's Day next Tuesday, February 14, there's a "hot ticket" item you can purchase in Illinois for considerably less than if you buy it in almost any other state in America.
A new study by FinanceBuzz recently unveiled the cost of a dozen roses in every U.S. state, and it was surprising to find out how dramatically different prices are from state to state.
Overall the U.S. average for a dozen roses is $80.16, with Hawaii being the most expensive at $108.33 and Pennsylvania having the best value at $66.15, more than $40 less than Hawaii.
Illinois comes in with the 6th lowest average price for a dozen roses at $70.66, and across the border in Wisconsin, it's almost $10 more at $79.99 a dozen.
Here are the 5 states where it costs the least for a dozen roses, according to the FinanceBuzz survey:
- Pennsylvania $66.15
- Massachusetts $66.30
- Alaska $66.63
- Nebraska $68.32
- Oklahoma $69.98
The 5 states where it costs the most for a dozen roses:
- Hawaii $108.33
- Nevada $93.98
- Montana $92.00
- Idaho $91.98
- Washington $90.00
You can see the complete study and results from FinanceBuzz if you CLICK HERE.