Special Report

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

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Oklahoma
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $78,408 (15th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $10,059 (8th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,223 (13th lowest)
> Median family income: $67,511 (8th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.3% (8th highest)

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Oregon
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $92,861 (9th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $15,607 (11th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $10,175 (15th highest)
> Median family income: $80,630 (23rd highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.2% (25th highest)

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Pennsylvania
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $83,813 (23rd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $12,412 (25th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,903 (21st highest)
> Median family income: $80,996 (21st highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.2% (24th highest)

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Rhode Island
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $84,019 (21st highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $14,502 (15th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $10,834 (7th highest)
> Median family income: $89,330 (13th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3% (24th lowest)

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South Carolina
> Annual cost of living (family of 4): $72,542 (3rd lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 4): $11,096 (22nd lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 4): $9,086 (11th lowest)
> Median family income: $68,813 (10th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.3% (9th highest)

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