The Most Expensive City in Each State

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Daphne, Fairhope, Alabama

1. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama
> Cost of living compared to nation: 7.7% less expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 12.2% less expensive (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.7%
> Median household income: $48,461

Anchorage, Alaska at sunset below the Chugach Mountains

2. Anchorage, Alaska
> Cost of living compared to nation: 9.6% more expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 5.7% more expensive (8th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.9%
> Median household income: $75,682

Phoenix, Arizona

3. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
> Cost of living compared to nation: 2.3% less expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 3.6% less expensive (25th highest)
> Poverty rate: 17.2%
> Median household income: $53,365

Evening in Little Rock, Arkansas.

4. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
> Cost of living compared to nation: 9.3% less expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 12.5% less expensive (2nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.0%
> Median household income: $48,330

San Jose, California

5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
> Cost of living compared to nation: 22.9% more expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 12.4% more expensive (4th highest)
> Poverty rate: 8.7%
> Median household income: $96,481