The Income a Family Really Needs to Avoid Poverty in Every State

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Alabama
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $48,005 (19th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,476 (10th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,885 (25th lowest)
> Median family income: $63,837 (7th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 5.1% (6th highest)

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Alaska
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $64,342 (2nd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $11,826 (10th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,373 (3rd lowest)
> Median family income: $89,847 (7th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.9% (21st lowest)

Arizona
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $52,069 (16th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $9,115 (25th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,652 (17th lowest)
> Median family income: $69,981 (16th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.9% (17th highest)

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Arkansas
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $42,991 (the lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $6,751 (the lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,479 (9th lowest)
> Median family income: $58,080 (3rd lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.4% (10th highest)

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California
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $59,349 (4th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $15,474 (2nd highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,359 (7th highest)
> Median family income: $86,165 (13th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.4% (24th highest)