Study: Illinois named cheapest state to buy beer


Simple Thrifty Living recently compiled data about beer prices across the country to establish the cheapest beer prices per state and Illinois came in as the cheapest state for beer at $15.20 a case.

The Land of Lincoln is followed by South Carolina, New York and Rhode Island. Simple Thrifty Living said it determined the prices from retailers in “up to 10 ZIP codes in each state … a mix of urban and rural areas to get a representation of different parts of each state.”

Because the available beers vary, the study used two brands found nationwide: A 24-pack of Bud Light and Miller Lite.

At the bottom of the list sits Alaska at $31.21 per case, followed by Wyoming, Montana and Tennessee. 
“The numbers reflect prices only, taken from the retailers, and do not reflect any additional taxes or fees, such as recycling fees,” Simple Thrifty Living said. 

The study was also done in 2017 and Illinois has since dethroned Michigan, which is now tied for #5. Illinois and Michigan are the only states to remain in the top 5 cheapest states from the previous study. 

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