Special Report

Average Cost of a Date in Each State

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11. Hawaii
> Average cost of a date: $239.95 (3rd highest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 45 per 100,000 (23rd most)
> Restaurants: 222 per 100,000 (2nd most)
> Date idea: Get away to Waimea Canyon State Park, located in the scenic Island of Kaua’i — it’s free!

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12. Idaho
> Average cost of a date: $90.94 (20th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 60 per 100,000 (9th most)
> Restaurants: 168 per 100,000 (21st most)
> Date idea: With the second most drive-in theaters per capita in the nation, Idaho is the perfect place to catch a flick outdoors — for just around $7 a head.

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13. Illinois
> Average cost of a date: $157.96 (12th highest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 40 per 100,000 (19th fewest)
> Restaurants: 160 per 100,000 (20th fewest)
> Date idea: Partake in a game of Whirlyball — a cross between basketball, lacrosse, and bumper cars — in either Chicago, Lombard, or Vernon Hills.

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14. Indiana
> Average cost of a date: $96.54 (23rd lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 33 per 100,000 (8th fewest)
> Restaurants: 154 per 100,000 (10th fewest)
> Date idea: Pretend you’re in Venice by enjoying a romantic gondola ride in the state capital for $25 … and a 20% tip.

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15. Iowa
> Average cost of a date: $50.90 (4th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 47 per 100,000 (21st most)
> Restaurants: 156 per 100,000 (13th fewest)
> Date idea: Go ice or roller skating in Central Iowa, a perfect opportunity to squeeze your date’s hand.

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