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Grocery shopping has become a bit more difficult these days with the rising costs and, at times, a shortage of something that we may want.

It seems as if this is a problem in many parts of the world, and in the United States, the issue also exists.

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What many people don’t realize is prices can be different from one state to the next and the cost of a gallon of milk illustrates this perfectly.

In order to find out the cost of milk per state, Zippia decided to look behind-the-scenes at one certain type of milk in one type of city in all 50 of the states.

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They wanted to find the price for Great Value 2% Reduced Fat Milk and they looked at Walmart to see how much it was costing locals. They went to the capital city of each state except for Juneau, Alaska because there is no Walmart there (they used Anchorage instead).

It doesn’t matter if you buy this type of milk or not, the results were eye-opening. In Illinois, you can pick up a gallon of this milk for only $0.93 but if you are out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii, you will pay $4.69.

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In order to break things down and make them easier to understand, Zippia.com took the data and created a map. You can look at it for yourself to see how much you are spending for a gallon of milk.

Depending on where you live, you are going to pay more or less for a gallon of milk than you would in Illinois.

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You may also pay less for the specific type of milk that you want, and you may pay more for it at a local grocery store rather than buying it at Walmart.

In the end, this map isn’t an exact science but it does give an indication of how prices can change from one state to the next.

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