Special Report

The Value of a Dollar in Every State

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1. Alabama
> Value of a dollar: $1.15
> Personal income: $40,267 (12th lowest)
> Cost of living adjusted income: $46,055 (12th lowest)
> Median home value: $136,200 (7th highest)

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2. Alaska
> Value of a dollar: $0.95
> Personal income: $48,973 (7th highest)
> Cost of living adjusted income: $53,070 (13th highest)
> Median home value: $267,800 (11th lowest)

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3. Arizona
> Value of a dollar: $1.04
> Personal income: $37,694 (6th lowest)
> Cost of living adjusted income: $43,278 (4th lowest)
> Median home value: $205,900 (22nd lowest)

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4. Arkansas
> Value of a dollar: $1.14
> Personal income: $40,858 (14th lowest)
> Cost of living adjusted income: $46,672 (14th lowest)
> Median home value: $123,300 (3rd highest)

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5. California
> Value of a dollar: $0.88
> Personal income: $44,173 (25th highest)
> Cost of living adjusted income: $51,386 (21st highest)
> Median home value: $477,500 (2nd lowest)