Montana 3rd Most Expensive State in the US to Buy a Dozen Roses
Rent and eggs aren't the only things that are sky-high in Big Sky Country. According to data compiled by Financebuzz.com, Montana is one of the most expensive places to buy a dozen roses too. In fact, we pay the 3rd highest amount, after Hawaii and Nevada.
Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world and have a rich history dating back thousands of years. The University of Missouri wrote an excellent piece about the history of the rose, explaining that the flower was likely cultivated in Asia 5,000 years ago. The beautiful flowers have been used in gardens, as symbols of love and devotion, and in religious and cultural ceremonies. Interestingly, roses were originally frowned upon by the early Christian church. The U of M paper wrote,
Early Christians considered rose to be symbolic of paganism and their oppressors, the Romans, and were warned by church leaders not to plant it. This warning (evidently) was ignored and it slowly gained popularity and was used in religious ceremonies. In time, rose became a Christian symbol and has become a rich part of its culture and literature.
One of the biggest days of the year for rose sales is obviously Valentine's Day. So how much are you going to spend for a dozen roses this year in Montana?
Right around $100.
Prices for a dozen roses can vary widely. FinanceBuzz.com collected data from florists and flower shops in every state to find out how much people across the country can expect to spend if they plan on sending a dozen red roses to that special someone. The average price in the United States is $80.16. In Montana, the average price for a dozen red roses is $92.00. In Nevada, they're $93.98 and you'll pay the most in Hawaii, where a dozen roses average $108.33.