The Cost of Champagne in Every State

FinanceBuzz researched the cost of a bottle of champagne in every state to inform revelers on where it will cost the most and least to fuel their New Year’s party.

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Updated May 13, 2024
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In the United States, many people love to pop a bottle of champagne as a tradition to ring in the New Year. However, the cost of a bottle of bubbly varies from one state to another — even if the size, brand, and variety of champagne are identical.

To help revelers budget for their New Year’s festivities, FinanceBuzz collected the prices from liquor stores across the U.S. to find the average cost of a bottle of champagne in each state.

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Key findings

  • On average, Americans can expect to pay $57.94 for a bottle of champagne this year. That’s an increase of $2.09 from last year.
  • At more than $70 per bottle, New Mexico, Alaska, Arkansas, and Nebraska have the highest average prices in the country.
  • Texans can expect to pay just $43.28 on average for their champagne. That’s the lowest rate in the nation.

How much will a bottle of champagne cost this year? Average cost by state

Across the country, a standard bottle of champagne will cost $57.94 this New Year’s. That’s a 3.74% increase compared to last year. New Mexico has the most expensive champagne at $71.32 per bottle, and neighboring Texas has the least expensive ($43.28 per bottle).

A map of the United States showing the average cost of champagne in each state.


States where champagne is the most expensive this year

Champagne costs more than $70 in four states:

  • New Mexico ($71.32)
  • Alaska ($71.13)
  • Arkansas ($70.99)
  • Nebraska ($70.32)

In general, Hawaii is the most expensive state to live in, so it should come as no surprise that champagne costs in that state are among the highest in the nation at $69.99, which rounds out the top five.

State Price
New Mexico $71.32
Alaska $71.13
Arkansas $70.99
Nebraska $70.32
Hawaii $69.99
Kansas $68.32
Oregon $66.32
Iowa $64.32
Mississippi $63.72
Idaho $63.33

The higher cost in these states could be due to shipping costs, distribution arrangements, or even state or local taxes.

States where champagne is the least expensive this year

Texas borders New Mexico, but despite these states’ proximity to each other, their champagne costs couldn’t be more different. While New Mexico has the highest average cost for bubbly in the nation at $71.32, Texas has the lowest at $43.28, a difference of nearly $30 between the neighboring states.

State Price
Texas $43.28
New Hampshire $47.32
New York $48.13
Florida $49.65
Indiana $49.65
Michigan $51.31
Virginia $51.32
Georgia $52.00
West Virginia $52.16
Wisconsin $52.32

Four other states join Texas on the list of places where a bottle of champagne costs less than $50. New Hampshire has the second-lowest cost at $47.32, while New York is third with an average cost of $48.13.

Florida and Indiana complete the list of the five least expensive states for champagne. Both Florida and Indiana have an average cost of $49.65 per bottle.

Full data for all 50 states

State Average
Alabama $53.99
Alaska $71.13
Arizona $55.82
Arkansas $70.99
California $53.98
Colorado $56.65
Connecticut $55.99
Delaware $61.32
Florida $49.65
Georgia $52.00
Hawaii $69.99
Idaho $63.33
Illinois $53.02
Indiana $49.65
Iowa $64.32
Kansas $68.32
Kentucky $60.32
Louisiana $52.32
Maine $58.32
Maryland $54.32
Massachusetts $54.65
Michigan $51.31
Minnesota $60.15
Mississippi $63.72
Missouri $58.64
Montana $62.83
Nebraska $70.32
Nevada $57.32
New Hampshire $47.32
New Jersey $55.31
New Mexico $71.32
New York $48.13
North Carolina $57.32
North Dakota $59.66
Ohio $56.66
Oklahoma $57.66
Oregon $66.32
Pennsylvania $55.66
Rhode Island $63.32
South Carolina $62.99
South Dakota $56.82
Tennessee $61.99
Texas $43.28
Utah $54.09
Vermont $55.99
Virginia $51.32
Washington $52.65
West Virginia $52.16
Wisconsin $52.32
Wyoming $60.51
50-state average $57.94

Tips for saving on your New Year’s Eve party

Even if you live in one of the pricier states, there are still ways to budget champagne into your celebration.

Here are some tips on how to save money while party planning:

  • Earn rewards at checkout. To get the most out of your shopping trip when you stock up for your party, use one of the best credit cards for buying groceries to earn rewards on your purchases.
  • Save up before a splurge. If you’re planning on ringing in the new year in style, use a budgeting app to set aside some funds.
  • Earn travel rewards to visit the Champagne region. Use one of the best travel credit cards in the new year and book a trip to France to enjoy an authentic glass of bubbly.

Methodology

To compile the data shown above, FinanceBuzz researchers recorded the price for a 750 mL bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne in at least three wine, grocery, or liquor stores in each state. Data was collected in December 2023.

2022 findings

Illustration of the cost of champagne in every state

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Josh Koebert

Josh Koebert is an experienced content marketer that loves exploring how personal finance overlaps with topics such as sports, food, pop culture, and more. His work has been featured on sites such as CNN, ESPN, Business Insider, and Lifehacker.