- Although most Americans eat out several times a week, each state spends a different amount of money on dining out each year.
- Throughout the year, Alaska, Massachusetts, New York, Wyoming, Colorado, and California all spend the most on eating out.
- Meanwhile, Nevada, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama are the least tempted by eating out because they spend the least.
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Whether it be grabbing a sandwich on your lunch break or sitting down at a restaurant for dinner, Americans love dining out. In fact, Americans eat out 5.9 times a week on average — and it can get costly.
Business Insider’s data team examined the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to find out how much people spend, on average, on eating out every year. We compared that data to Foursquare’s data, which shows how much a typical menu item costs in each state.
Keep reading to find out if you’re spending more or less on dining than the rest of the people in your state.
People in Alabama spend $2,069 per year, on average, on dining out.
Erica M./ Yelp
Average menu price: $10.06
People in Alaska spend $3,572 per year, on average, on dining out.
Brandon B./ Yelp
Average menu price: $11.99
People in Arizona spend $2,795 per year, on average, on dining out.
Sarah M./ Yelp
Average menu price: $10.10
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