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States With the Highest and Lowest Sales Tax

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21. Mississippi
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.1%
> State sales tax rate: 7.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.1%
> Cost of living: 13.6% less than the national average (the lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $37,990 (the lowest)

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22. Florida
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.1%
> State sales tax rate: 6.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 1.1%
> Cost of living: 0.3% less than the national average (16th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $49,258 (25th lowest)

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23. Rhode Island
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.0%
> State sales tax rate: 7.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.0%
> Cost of living: 0.4% less than the national average (17th highest)
> Personal income per capita: $54,736 (16th highest)

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24. Indiana
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.0%
> State sales tax rate: 7.0%
> Avg. local sales tax: 0.0%
> Cost of living: 9.7% less than the national average (13th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $46,589 (15th lowest)

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25. North Carolina
> Combined sales tax rate: 7.0%
> State sales tax rate: 4.8%
> Avg. local sales tax: 2.2%
> Cost of living: 9.1% less than the national average (17th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $45,909 (13th lowest)

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