So you're finally ready to pop the big question, congrats!

Getting married is a big step, it's exciting, it's the start of a new journey, and in New Jersey, it's also extremely expensive!

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I proposed to my wife in Lavallette New Jersey back in 2019, and after a pandemic and three years of planning, we finally tied the knot in 2022.

Back when I bought my wife's engagement ring it was kind of a different world, and I was able to get her a gorgeous ring for less than a thousand bucks.

Nowadays buying that engagement ring may come with a heftier price tag especially if you plan on buying it in the Garden State.

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New Jersey Among The Most Expensive States In America To Get Engaged.

It may not come as a surprise that Jersey is expensive, but this is kind of wild.

New Jersey is the third most expensive state to buy an engagement ring falling right behind California and New York.

New York is the most expensive city to buy a ring in, it'll cost you on average $11,434!

In California, you'll have to dish out $10,582 to ask your partner to say yes, and New Jersey is right up there with them.

According to APP, it'll cost you $10,445 to buy an engagement ring in New Jersey.

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Photo by Cornelia Ng on Unsplash
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That is a mind-blowing number!

Not every state is so expensive though, and if you want to take a little trip to the Midwest you could save some money by buying a ring in the least expensive city to get engaged in.

APP reports that South Dakota is the least expensive state to buy an engagement ring in.

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It'll cost you just under $5,000 to get a ring in South Dakota!

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