Standard Of Living By State

MisterCornell

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I found this on a blog.

Standard of Living by State: Here's a table of the monetary standard of living by state, as calculated by median income for a family of four divided by the Accra's cost of living index. Minnesota has the highest standard of living, at least in terms of things money can buy (i.e., not weather). At the bottom are Washington D.C., Hawaii and California.


Median Income Family of 4 Cost of Living Index Standard of Living
Minnesota $77 100 $76
Illinois $72 99 $73
Wisconsin $69 95 $73
Colorado $72 101 $71
Delaware $73 103 $71
Missouri $64 91 $70
Kansas $64 92 $70
Virginia $72 103 $69
Ohio $66 95 $69
Indiana $65 94 $69
Iowa $64 94 $69
Pennsylvania $69 101 $68
Georgia $62 91 $68
Nebraska $64 93 $68
Connecticut $86 127 $68
Michigan $69 101 $68
Utah $62 92 $67
Washington $69 104 $67
Massachusetts $83 126 $66
Maryland $82 126 $65
New Jersey $87 134 $65
North Dakota $57 92 $62
South Dakota $59 95 $62
Tennessee $55 90 $62
Texas $55 89 $61
Alabama $55 93 $60
North Carolina $57 96 $59
South Carolina $56 95 $59
Florida $59 100 $58
Kentucky $53 91 $58
Oregon $62 107 $58
Vermont $66 114 $58
Idaho $53 94 $57
Arizona $58 103 $57
Oklahoma $50 89 $56
Nevada $63 112 $56
New York $69 124 $56
Alaska $72 129 $56
Arkansas $48 87 $56
Rhode Island $71 128 $56
Wyoming $56 102 $55
Louisiana $51 97 $52
Mississippi $47 91 $51
West Virginia $46 92 $50
Montana $49 98 $50
New Mexico $46 101 $45
California $68 151 $45
Hawaii $71 162 $44
District of Columbia $56 145 $39
Maine $60 NA
New Hampshire $79 NA

Seems pretty reasonable, based upon my travels.
 

alent1234

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I live in NYC but I think it's better here than some places that are higher on the list. It may be more expensive in some ways, but at least there is some variety here. I've been down south and to the midwest and it's too bland for me.
 

sonambulo

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it's at the bottom of the list, so who gives two titlicks? not me. let it burn.

two. i mean two of them. damn misspelling and have to edit to cover my sorry ass.
 

Insane3D

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Originally posted by: sonambulo
it's at the bottom of the list, so who gives two titlicks? not me. let it burn.

two. i mean two of them. damn misspelling and have to edit to cover my sorry ass.

Yeah, Ohio rules right? :roll:
 

sonambulo

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Originally posted by: Insane3D
Yeah, Ohio rules right? :roll:

obviously some dude named phuck yu living in bonerland, ohio is completely nonfictional. its probably like a barnum and baileys gift shop inside of your head.
 

Davegod75

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sounds about right to me. Living near D.C. sucks. When your upper middle class and can't afford a decent house something is wrong
 

Insane3D

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Originally posted by: sonambulo
Originally posted by: Insane3D
Yeah, Ohio rules right? :roll:

obviously some dude named phuck yu living in bonerland, ohio is completely nonfictional. its probably like a barnum and baileys gift shop inside of your head.


Riiiiiight....
 

Feldenak

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Originally posted by: Insane3D
Originally posted by: sonambulo
it's at the bottom of the list, so who gives two titlicks? not me. let it burn.

two. i mean two of them. damn misspelling and have to edit to cover my sorry ass.

Yeah, Ohio rules right? :roll:

I like it. I'm looking for a job in Ohio so I can move back.
 

iversonyin

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Originally posted by: alent1234
I live in NYC but I think it's better here than some places that are higher on the list. It may be more expensive in some ways, but at least there is some variety here. I've been down south and to the midwest and it's too bland for me.


the reason why NY is low on the list becasue anywhere outside NYC has lower standard of living which average out the high standard of living in NYC

I think if it goes by city, NYC is top 5
 

MisterCornell

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Originally posted by: iversonyin
Originally posted by: alent1234
I live in NYC but I think it's better here than some places that are higher on the list. It may be more expensive in some ways, but at least there is some variety here. I've been down south and to the midwest and it's too bland for me.


the reason why NY is low on the list becasue anywhere outside NYC has lower standard of living which average out the high standard of living in NYC

I doubt it. The standard of living of the average Brooklyn or even Manhattan resident is not as good the average person out on Long Island, or even upstate. How many of them can afford a car, for example? Or a home with 3 bedrooms? Living in NYC is just too expensive. It's probably NYC that pulls all of NY state down.
 

alent1234

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a lot of people have cars in NYC. It's just that some people choose to pay $2000 for a 100 square foot studio and others like me buy a 1br for $1300 per month including all utilities and have a brand new car. A lot of places in NYC limits you need a car to go buy food.
 

iversonyin

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Originally posted by: MisterCornell
Originally posted by: iversonyin
Originally posted by: alent1234
I live in NYC but I think it's better here than some places that are higher on the list. It may be more expensive in some ways, but at least there is some variety here. I've been down south and to the midwest and it's too bland for me.


the reason why NY is low on the list becasue anywhere outside NYC has lower standard of living which average out the high standard of living in NYC

I doubt it. The standard of living of the average Brooklyn or even Manhattan resident is not as good the average person out on Long Island, or even upstate. How many of them can afford a car, for example? Or a home with 3 bedrooms? Living in NYC is just too expensive. It's probably NYC that pulls all of NY state down.


I thought the lower the list the more affordable it is to live in that state?
 

Descartes

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Precisely why I own a home in Oklahoma and an apartment in whatever city I work in at any given time. I have buddies in Seattle, near D.C., Boston, etc. and the houses they get for half a million aren't 0.25% of the house I have. Granted, some people might say, "well, it's still Oklahoma", but having seen, and lived in, much of the US I feel comfortable stating that Oklahoma is quite a nice place indeed.