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Although Americans have had a love affair with food in general, it seems as if pizza has always been at the top of the list.

It’s one of those meals that is just perfect for any time of the day, regardless of whether you are eating it for dinner with your family or grabbing a cold slice for breakfast.

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Since pizza is so popular, it is also part of a multibillion-dollar industry. Some pizza is sold as part of a large chain, as is the case with Pizza Hut, but there are also many small restaurants that serve their own style and charge their own prices.

It was the price that was the focus of a study done by Expensivity that revealed where you can buy the most expensive and the cheapest pizza in the United States.

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If you are looking for the most expensive cheese pizza, you will have to go to Alaska. In that state, you will pay $9.21 on average for a pizza pie.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a cheap cheese pizza, you can find one in North Dakota for only $6.64 on average.

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Along with noting the highs and lows, the study also spoke about how Mid-America has what is known as the “expensive pizza belt.” It stretches from Oklahoma to Montana and then up to Maine.

If you plan on adding some pepperoni to your pizza, you will pay a premium in Oklahoma at an average price of $15.56.

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It seems to be an expensive meal throughout the Midwest, with Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota all ranking near the top of the list.

On the other hand, you would have an easy time finding pizza in Rhode Island. They have the most pizzerias per capita, weighing in at 37.3 restaurants for every 100,000 residents. Check out the full map below:

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