Here's what the average person spends on dining out in every state

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Whether it be grabbing a sandwich on your lunch break or sitting down at a restaurant for dinner, Americans love dining out. In fact, Americans eat out 5.9 times a week on average - and it can get costly.

Business Insider's data team examined the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to find out how much people spend, on average, on eating out every year. We compared that data to Foursquare's data, which shows how much a typical menu item costs in each state.

Keep reading to find out if you're spending more or less on dining than the rest of the people in your state.
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People in Alabama spend $2,069 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Alabama spend $2,069 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.06

People in Alaska spend $3,572 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Alaska spend $3,572 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $11.99

People in Arizona spend $2,795 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Arizona spend $2,795 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.10

People in Arkansas spend $1,971 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Arkansas spend $1,971 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.47

People in California spend $3,295 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in California spend $3,295 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $11.03

People in Colorado spend $3,387 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Colorado spend $3,387 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.26

People in Connecticut spend $2,663 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Connecticut spend $2,663 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.92

People in Delaware spend $2,808 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Delaware spend $2,808 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.96

People in Florida spend $3,253 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Florida spend $3,253 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $11.10

People in Georgia spend $2,462 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Georgia spend $2,462 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.57

People in Hawaii spend $2,556 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Hawaii spend $2,556 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $13.00

People in Idaho spend $2,219 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Idaho spend $2,219 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.98

People in Illinois spend $2,782 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Illinois spend  $2,782 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.85

People in Indiana spend $2,241 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Indiana spend $2,241 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.02

People in Iowa spend $2,117 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Iowa spend $2,117 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.74

People in Kansas spend $2,167 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Kansas spend $2,167 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.04

People in Kentucky spend $2,286 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Kentucky spend $2,286 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.38

People in Louisiana spend $2,644 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Louisiana spend $2,644 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.77

People in Maine spend $2,932 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Maine spend $2,932 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.02

People in Maryland spend $2,888 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Maryland spend $2,888 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $11.18

People in Massachusetts spend $3,505 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Massachusetts spend $3,505 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.72

People in Michigan spend $2,288 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Michigan spend $2,288 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $8.82

People in Minnesota spend $2,646 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Minnesota spend $2,646 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.69

People in Mississippi spend $1,973 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Mississippi spend $1,973 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.33

People in Missouri spend $2,547 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Missouri spend $2,547 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.92

People in Montana spend $2,966 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Montana spend $2,966 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.42

People in Nebraska spend $2,280 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Nebraska spend $2,280 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.13

People in Nevada spend $1,782 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Nevada spend $1,782 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $12.82

People in New Hampshire spend $2,850 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in New Hampshire spend $2,850 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.75

People in New Jersey spend $2,351 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in New Jersey spend $2,351 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.31

People in New Mexico spend $2,560 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in New Mexico spend $2,560 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.03

People in New York spend $3,470 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in New York spend $3,470 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $12.00

People in North Carolina spend $2,415 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in North Carolina spend $2,415 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.98

People in North Dakota spend $2,856 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in North Dakota spend $2,856 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.74

People in Ohio spend $2,408 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Ohio spend $2,408 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.15

People in Oklahoma spend $2,320 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Oklahoma spend $2,320 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.99

People in Oregon spend $2,878 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Oregon spend $2,878 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.53

People in Pennsylvania spend $2,431 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Pennsylvania spend $2,431 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.55

People in Rhode Island spend $3,262 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Rhode Island spend $3,262 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.62

People in South Carolina spend $2,601 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in South Carolina spend $2,601 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.31

People in South Dakota spend $2,608 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in South Dakota spend $2,608 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.23

People in Tennessee spend $2,515 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Tennessee spend $2,515 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.03

People in Texas spend $2,656 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Texas spend $2,656 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.78

People in Utah spend $2,206 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Utah spend $2,206 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.33

People in Vermont spend $3,185 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Vermont spend $3,185 per year, on average, on dining out.

By comparison, people who live in New England spend $3,159 per year on eating out.

People in Virginia spend $2,788 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Virginia spend $2,788 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $10.23

People in Washington spend $2,818 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Washington spend $2,818 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $11.23

People in West Virginia spend $2,386 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in West Virginia spend $2,386 per year, on average, on dining out.

By comparison, people who live in the Mideast spend $2,918 per year on eating out.

People in Wisconsin spend $2,271 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Wisconsin spend $2,271 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $9.74

People in Wyoming spend $3,399 per year, on average, on dining out.

People in Wyoming spend $3,399 per year, on average, on dining out.

Average menu price: $8.98

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