Special Report

The Cheapest City to Get Groceries in Every State

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Montana: Great Falls
> Est. annual food costs: $9,324 (Montana: $9,782)
> Median family income: $67,789 (Montana: $72,773)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 11.8% (Montana: 10.1%)
> Food insecurity rate: 9.4% (Montana: 8.3%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

Nebraska: Omaha-Council Bluffs
> Est. annual food costs: $9,054 (Nebraska: $9,081)
> Median family income: $87,733 (Nebraska: $80,125)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 9.1% (Nebraska: 8.7%)
> Food insecurity rate: 4.4% (Nebraska: 5.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 2

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Nevada: Carson City
> Est. annual food costs: $9,714 (Nevada: $9,990)
> Median family income: $69,727 (Nevada: $74,077)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.2% (Nevada: 12.7%)
> Food insecurity rate: 5.2% (Nevada: 5.4%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

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New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua
> Est. annual food costs: $10,554 (New Hampshire: $10,832)
> Median family income: $103,238 (New Hampshire: $97,001)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 7.7% (New Hampshire: 7.4%)
> Food insecurity rate: 5.5% (New Hampshire: 5.0%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 1

*Because Manchester-Nashua is the only eligible metro in New Hampshire, it is the metro with the lowest highest food costs by default.

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New Jersey: Vineland-Bridgeton
> Est. annual food costs: $9,085 (New Jersey: $10,750)
> Median family income: $67,467 (New Jersey: $104,804)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.7% (New Jersey: 9.1%)
> Food insecurity rate: 9.9% (New Jersey: 3.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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