Special Report

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

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Hawaii
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $111,092 (2nd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $23,335 (2nd highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $14,042 (the highest)
> Median family income: $97,813 (5th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (17th lowest)

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Idaho
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $78,273 (14th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,791 (17th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,786 (23rd highest)
> Median family income: $70,885 (12th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (16th lowest)

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Illinois
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $86,153 (17th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $13,692 (19th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,274 (16th lowest)
> Median family income: $86,251 (16th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.3% (22nd highest)

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Indiana
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $79,612 (20th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,331 (11th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $8,544 (2nd lowest)
> Median family income: $73,265 (16th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.5% (19th highest)

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Iowa
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $73,867 (6th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $9,802 (7th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $8,885 (6th lowest)
> Median family income: $79,186 (25th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.8% (20th lowest)

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