Just a warning that this is a lighthearted article meant to be fun. If you take life too seriously, don't bother.

The land of enchanting potato fields stretching as far as the eye can see and flannel-clad cowboys tipping their hats in greeting. A place where "rush hour" is just a quaint concept from those "other states." But let's be real, who's moving to Idaho for potatoes or cowboy couture? Some, but there's something far more enticing at play here.

You might think it's the lower costs of living, and sure, that's a draw. Who doesn't love a good bargain? And the great schools? Definitely a bonus. After all, nothing says "family-friendly" like a solid education system. And let's not forget about the elbow room! No more nosy neighbors peeking over your fence - just wide-open spaces and plenty of fresh air.

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Let's cut to the chase. The real reason for the massive influx of people moving to Idaho is something entirely unexpected. It's a dark, smooth, and beloved beverage worldwide, and in Idaho, it's a steal. We're talking about Guinness, folks. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I thought this would be valuable information for those who enjoy the holiday and even for those who enjoy a cheap pint.

According to FinanceBuzz, Idaho is the state with one of the cheapest pints of Guinness. Now, isn't that something? Forget about the Silicon Valley exodus or the great urban-rural migration. It's clear now that the real American Dream is sipping on an affordable pint of this Irish stout under the wide Idaho sky.

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So there you have it. The secret is out. Idaho, the unassuming beer haven, has been luring people in with its (insert why you moved to Idaho) and keeping them with its Guinness. And why not? Idaho has it all with affordable living, excellent schools, spacious surroundings, and economical Guinness.

The most expensive states for a pint of Guinness are:

Nevada: $8.69

Washington: $8.45

California: $8.40

10 States Where A Pint of Guinness Is The Cheapest

According to FinanceBuzzz, these are the states where a pint of Guinness is the cheapest, and Idaho is one of the cheapest on the list.

Gallery Credit: Kyle Matthews

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Gallery Credit: Angela Underwood

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