Special Report

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

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New Mexico
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $72,948 (4th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,784 (16th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,297 (17th lowest)
> Median family income: $62,611 (4th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 5.4% (3rd highest)

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New York
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $112,751 (the highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $20,092 (4th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $11,180 (5th highest)
> Median family income: $87,270 (14th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.8% (16th highest)

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North Carolina
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $78,686 (16th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $11,360 (23rd lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,267 (15th lowest)
> Median family income: $70,978 (13th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.8% (15th highest)

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North Dakota
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $80,475 (22nd lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,236 (9th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,824 (22nd highest)
> Median family income: $86,798 (15th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.5% (10th lowest)

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Ohio
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $73,570 (5th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,324 (10th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $8,904 (7th lowest)
> Median family income: $74,391 (20th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.9% (13th highest)

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