Special Report

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

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Montana
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $81,516 (24th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,972 (20th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,782 (24th highest)
> Median family income: $72,773 (14th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.9% (22nd lowest)

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Nebraska
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $84,527 (20th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,551 (14th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,081 (10th lowest)
> Median family income: $80,125 (24th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.3% (4th lowest)

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Nevada
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $81,680 (25th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $13,543 (20th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,990 (18th highest)
> Median family income: $74,077 (18th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.5% (21st highest)

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New Hampshire
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $83,859 (22nd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $15,267 (12th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $10,832 (8th highest)
> Median family income: $97,001 (6th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 1.8% (the lowest)

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New Jersey
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $97,717 (5th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $19,811 (5th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $10,750 (9th highest)
> Median family income: $104,804 (3rd highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (13th lowest)

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