Special Report

The Average Cost of a Date in Each State

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1. Alabama
> Average cost of dinner, drinks and movie for 2: $99.35 (20th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment and recreation establishments: 25 per 100,000 (2nd lowest)
> Restaurants: 155 per 100,000 (16th lowest)

> Date idea: Explore the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, paying $24 general admission for one adult.

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2. Alaska
> Average cost of dinner, drinks and movie for 2: $102.41 (23rd highest)
> Arts, entertainment and recreation establishments: 75 per 100,000 (3rd highest)
> Restaurants: 153 per 100,000 (14th lowest)

> Date idea: Go for a 6-mile roundtrip hike at Flattop Trail in Anchorage — a great idea if you’re trying to save money.

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3. Arizona
> Average cost of dinner, drinks and movie for 2: $101.93 (24th highest)
> Arts, entertainment and recreation establishments: 25 per 100,000 (3rd lowest)
> Restaurants: 118 per 100,000 (the lowest)

> Date idea: Go horseback riding at one of several ranches in Tucson.

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4. Arkansas
> Average cost of dinner, drinks and movie for 2: $91.07 (9th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment and recreation establishments: 32 per 100,000 (8th lowest)
> Restaurants: 157 per 100,000 (18th lowest)

> Date idea: Learn to belay for under $10 and climb for around $25 at a rock climbing center in Little Rock.

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5. California
> Average cost of dinner, drinks and movie for 2: $138.52 (2nd highest)
> Arts, entertainment and recreation establishments: 54 per 100,000 (15th highest)
> Restaurants: 168 per 100,000 (19th highest)

> Date idea: Head over to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to enjoy concert.

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