Special Report

The Income a Family Needs to Cover Normal Living Expenses in Every State

Virginia
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $91,515 (13th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $15,870 (10th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $10,064 (17th highest)
> Median family income: $93,284 (7th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.8% (19th lowest)

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Washington
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $92,387 (10th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $17,824 (7th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $10,525 (11th highest)
> Median family income: $92,422 (11th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.6% (12th lowest)

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West Virginia
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $85,913 (18th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $9,133 (2nd lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $8,634 (3rd lowest)
> Median family income: $61,707 (2nd lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 5.2% (5th highest)

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Wisconsin
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $79,856 (21st lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,970 (19th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,058 (9th lowest)
> Median family income: $80,844 (22nd highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.5% (6th lowest)

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Wyoming
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $91,802 (12th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,423 (13th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,917 (20th highest)
> Median family income: $81,290 (20th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (18th lowest)

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