Special Report

The Value of a Dollar in Every State

Source: Michael Warren / iStock via Getty Images

Alabama
> Value of a dollar: $1.16 (3rd highest)
> Personal income per capita: $42,240 (4th lowest)
> Income adjusted by cost of living: $45,397 (11th lowest)
> Median home value: $147,900 (6th lowest)

Click here to see our full analysis of cost of living in Alabama

Source: EdwardVisserPhotography / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

Alaska
> Value of a dollar: $0.95 (10th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $59,605 (10th highest)
> Income adjusted by cost of living: $52,816 (17th highest)
> Median home value: $276,100 (14th highest)

Click here to see our full analysis of cost of living in Alaska

Source: PaulMcKinnon / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

Arizona
> Value of a dollar: $1.04 (25th lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $44,414 (9th lowest)
> Income adjusted by cost of living: $42,742 (3rd lowest)
> Median home value: $241,100 (19th highest)

Click here to see our full analysis of cost of living in Arizona

Source: library_of_congress / Flickr

Arkansas
> Value of a dollar: $1.17 (the highest)
> Personal income per capita: $43,292 (6th lowest)
> Income adjusted by cost of living: $47,158 (17th lowest)
> Median home value: $133,100 (3rd lowest)

Click here to see our full analysis of cost of living in Arkansas

Source: TrongNguyen / iStock Editorial via Getty Images

California
> Value of a dollar: $0.87 (3rd lowest)
> Personal income per capita: $63,711 (5th highest)
> Income adjusted by cost of living: $51,274 (21st highest)
> Median home value: $546,800 (2nd highest)

Click here to see our full analysis of cost of living in California