As the weather turns colder, seasonal drinks are coming back into fashion.

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Just the online searches for "pumpkin spice latte" alone have increased OVER 1,000 percent in the last two months, as reported by Google Searches. That's a lot of people thirsty for pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Love

And as these thirsty folks are buying their lattes, some may be shocked by the price. The price of a pumpkin spice latte has increased dramatically over the years.

Bet Arizona noted the following sad trend in the cost of a venti pumpkin-spice latte:

  • 2005: $3.35
  • 2020: $5.25
  • 2023: $6.45

That puts a 2023 coffee at nearly 93 PERCENT more expensive than a 2005 coffee!! And you can be sure that this trend applies to other coffee prices as well. Inflation is killer, man.

Thankfully, the average cost of a cup of coffee differs from state-to-state, with some prices being much more reasonable. And guess who tops the list as the Least Expensive Coffee in the country? Alabama!!

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If you're traveling, though, and want to avoid states with expensive coffee, stay away from these:


  • Hawaii: $3.76
  • California: $3.35
  • Washington: $3.09
  • Alaska: $2.91
  • Arizona: $2.88

Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, and West Virginia are all cheap good, though!

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Coffee Across the Country

But as for Alabama, you can get a cup of coffee, on average, for a mere $1.88. Now that's a deal.

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