States With the Highest and Lowest Sales Tax

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41. Virginia
> Combined sales tax rate: 5.7%
> State sales tax rate: 5.3%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.4%
> Cost of living: 2.3% greater than the national average (12th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $56,950 (12th highest)

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42. Maine
> Combined sales tax rate: 5.5%
> State sales tax rate: 5.5%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.0%
> Cost of living: 1.6% less than the national average (19th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $48,198 (21st lowest)

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43. Wisconsin
> Combined sales tax rate: 5.4%
> State sales tax rate: 5.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.4%
> Cost of living: 7.2% less than the national average (20th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $50,753 (22nd highest)

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44. Wyoming
> Combined sales tax rate: 5.4%
> State sales tax rate: 4.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 1.4%
> Cost of living: 3.3% less than the national average (25th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $60,553 (9th highest)

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45. Hawaii
> Combined sales tax rate: 4.4%
> State sales tax rate: 4.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.4%
> Cost of living: 18.4% greater than the national average (the highest)
> Personal income per capita: $54,411 (18th highest)

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