The Most Expensive City in Each State

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lawrence kansas

16. Lawrence, Kansas
> Cost of living compared to nation: 5.7% less expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 9.3% less expensive (14th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 20.5%
> Median household income: $48,565

Lexington, Kentucky

17. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
> Cost of living compared to nation: 7.6% less expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 11.3% less expensive (5th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 18.2%
> Median household income: $50,270

New Orleans, Louisiana 2

18. New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana
> Cost of living compared to nation: 4.0% less expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 8.6% less expensive (16th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 18.1%
> Median household income: $46,784

Portland-South Portland, Maine

19. Portland-South Portland, Maine
> Cost of living compared to nation: 0.7% more expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 2.9% less expensive (22nd highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.0%
> Median household income: $59,573

Baltimore, Maryland 3

20. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland
> Cost of living compared to nation: 8.0% more expensive
> State cost of living compared to nation: 10.3% more expensive (5th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.1%
> Median household income: $71,501