Monday, October 20, 2014
If you're looking for a good, cheap buzz, Baton Rouge could be the best place to do it. Louisiana's capital has the cheapest beer in the United States, according to data released by WalletHub and analyzed by MarketWatch.
The findings show that an average six-pack of 12 oz. cans is just $7.41 in Baton Rouge, which is 6 cents cheaper than the second lowest price. That honor goes to Oklahoma City, Okla.
Looking for the priciest suds? The most expensive beer can be found in Aurora and Chicago, Ill. Both cities tied at a staggering $13.32 for a six-pack of brews.
"There's no single explanation," said IBISWorld alcohol industry analyst Nick Petrillo, according to MarketWatch. "Rather, the price of alcohol varies because of unique regional characteristics, laws and, to a greater extent, people's ability to dictate with their wallets what they will and will not pay for a drink."
Rounding out the top 5 cheapest places to buy beer are Omaha, Neb., Buffalo, N.Y., and St. Louis., Missouri.
The website also analyzed the cheapest and most expensive places to buy wine, but no Louisiana cities made that cut.