Special Report

Most Expensive Place to Live in Every State

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1. Alabama: Shelby County
> Monthly cost of living: $3,577
> Monthly housing costs: $841 (23.5% of total)
> Median household income: $75,761 ($6,313 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 6.5%
> Largest city or town in county: Hoover

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2. Alaska: Denali Borough
> Monthly cost of living: $4,362
> Monthly housing costs: $1,087 (24.9% of total)
> Median household income: $84,196 ($7,016 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 14.7%
> Largest city or town in borough: Healy

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3. Arizona: Coconino County
> Monthly cost of living: $3,611
> Monthly housing costs: $816 (22.6% of total)
> Median household income: $57,616 ($4,801 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 11.7%
> Largest city or town in county: Flagstaff

4. Arkansas: Saline County
> Monthly cost of living: $3,066
> Monthly housing costs: $643 (21.0% of total)
> Median household income: $62,152 ($5,179 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 8.1%
> Largest city or town in county: Benton

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5. California: San Mateo County
> Monthly cost of living: $6,391
> Monthly housing costs: $2,228 (34.9% of total)
> Median household income: $113,776 ($9,481 per month)
> May 2020 unemployment rate: 11.1%
> Largest city or town in county: Daly City