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States With the Highest and Lowest Sales Tax

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11. Arizona
> Combined sales tax rate: 8.4%
> State sales tax rate: 5.6%
> Avg. local sales tax: 2.8%
> Cost of living: 4.1% less than the national average (25th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $43,847 (9th lowest)

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12. Texas
> Combined sales tax rate: 8.2%
> State sales tax rate: 6.3%
> Avg. local sales tax: 1.9%
> Cost of living: 3.1% less than the national average (24th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $49,245 (24th lowest)

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13. Nevada
> Combined sales tax rate: 8.1%
> State sales tax rate: 6.9%
> Avg. local sales tax: 1.3%
> Cost of living: 2.6% less than the national average (22nd highest)
> Personal income per capita: $48,006 (20th lowest)

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14. Missouri
> Combined sales tax rate: 8.1%
> State sales tax rate: 4.2%
> Avg. local sales tax: 3.9%
> Cost of living: 10.5% less than the national average (9th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $46,703 (16th lowest)

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15. New Mexico
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.8%
> State sales tax rate: 5.1%
> Avg. local sales tax: 2.7%
> Cost of living: 6.4% less than the national average (23rd lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $41,313 (3rd lowest)

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