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States With the Highest and Lowest Sales Tax

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16. Colorado
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.6%
> State sales tax rate: 2.9%
> Avg. local sales tax: 4.7%
> Cost of living: 3.0% greater than the national average (11th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $57,079 (11th highest)

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17. Minnesota
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.4%
> State sales tax rate: 6.9%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.6%
> Cost of living: 2.5% less than the national average (21st highest)
> Personal income per capita: $56,280 (14th highest)

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18. South Carolina
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.4%
> State sales tax rate: 6.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 1.4%
> Cost of living: 9.7% less than the national average (13th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $42,726 (7th lowest)

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19. Georgia
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.3%
> State sales tax rate: 4.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 3.3%
> Cost of living: 7.9% less than the national average (19th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $45,624 (12th lowest)

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20. Ohio
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.2%
> State sales tax rate: 5.8%
> Avg. local sales tax: 1.4%
> Cost of living: 10.7% less than the national average (8th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $48,230 (22nd lowest)

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