Special Report

The Average Cost of a Date in Each State

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21. Texas
> Average cost of dinner, drinks, and movie: $99.60 (25th lowest)
> Combined average tax rate: 8.19% (12th highest)
> Price of regular gasoline as of Aug. 6, 2019: $2.44 (8th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 26 per 100,000 people

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22. Arkansas
> Average cost of dinner, drinks, and movie: $97.34 (6th lowest)
> Combined average tax rate: 9.43% (3rd highest)
> Price of regular gasoline as of Aug. 6, 2019: $2.37 (5th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 27 per 100,000 people

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23. Delaware
> Average cost of dinner, drinks, and movie: $101.44 (18th highest)
> Combined average tax rate: 0.00% (tied — 4th lowest)
> Price of regular gasoline as of Aug. 6, 2019: $2.49 (12th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 46 per 100,000 people

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24. Louisiana
> Average cost of dinner, drinks, and movie: $99.29 (tied — 21st lowest)
> Combined average tax rate: 9.45% (2nd highest)
> Price of regular gasoline as of Aug. 6, 2019: $2.33 (the lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 31 per 100,000 people

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25. New Mexico
> Average cost of dinner, drinks, and movie: $99.49 (24th lowest)
> Combined average tax rate: 7.82% (15th highest)
> Price of regular gasoline as of Aug. 6, 2019: $2.55 (tied — 17th lowest)
> Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 34 per 100,000 people

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