Kansas is the 5th cheapest place to get a beer in country
A little good news for beer lovers. Turns out the Kansas is the cheapest place west of the Mississippi you get a beer – actually 24 of them – a new survey found. In fact, the Sunflower State is pretty cheap no matter where you are.
, Kansas ranks fifth overall in its survey of the average prices for a case of beer. And, at $16.07, that 24-pack costs at least a buck less, on average, in Kansas than any of the state’s neighbors and more than $10 less than not-that-far-away Wyoming ($26.68).
Illinois led the list at $15.20 a case, followed by South Carolina ($15.32), New York ($15.98), and Rhode Island (also $15.98). Thanks to $1.50 jump for every 24-pack, 2017’s cheapest state, Michigan, ended up in a fifth-place tie with Kansas.
At the other end of the spectrum, a case in Alaska will put the biggest dent in your wallet at $31.21 a case. Wyoming came in second, with Hawaii ($22.39), Montana ($22.28), and Tennessee ($22.25) rounding out the five most expensive states.
To calculate the cheapest states, SimplyThrifty got the price of a 24-pack of Bud Light and Miller Lite from national or regional retailers in up to ten zip codes. They said they picked those two brands because of their national popularity.