7 Reasons the Women of 'The Bachelor' Should Want to Live in Iowa

by Raphael Chestang 10:44 AM PDT, March 09, 2015
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It's down to the final two on The Bachelor and while finalists Whitney and Becca seem to have fallen in love with Chris Soules, they're (understandably) not exactly thrilled about possibly moving to Iowa.

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At first glance, the Hawkeye State may not seem to have much to offer, but we did some research and there are some pros to balance out the cons.

1. It's one of the Top 10 least-expensive states to live in.

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The cost of living index is 92.5, according to USA Today, which means the average home will cost you $140,000.

2. It's safe. Iowa is one of the safest states in the U.S. to live in.


The fact that it's comprised of 92 percent farmland probably plays a part in this statistic.

3. They'll be able to see the stars at night.

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If they wish upon enough shooting stars they might be able to get a decent bar in Arlington.

4. Iowa is home to the "Eighth Wonder of the World."

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The Grotto of the Redemption, a religious monument in West Bend, is considered to be the world's most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, and shells. It's estimated value is around $4.3 million.

5. There's no shortage of food.


Hogs outnumber humans four to one.

6. Chris will have to keep a clean shave.

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It's illegal for a mustached man to kiss a woman in public.

7. Almost everyone there can read!

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Okay, maybe we're scraping the bottom of the barrel here, but it does have the highest literacy rate in the nation -- 99 percent -- which is good news for any babies Whitney might make, either physically or artificially.

Find out which lucky lady wins Chris' heart when The Bachelor finale airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.