To identify the states with the highest household bills, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the report United States of Bill Pay from doxo insights, a bill paying platform. States are ranked by average household monthly bill payments. Average bill payments were calculated incorporating the most common household bills, including housing (mortgage and rent payments), auto loans, utilities, car insurance, cable, internet, mobile phone, health insurance, security alarms, and life insurance.
To calculate monthly expenditures as a percentage of income, we used five-year estimates of median household income by state from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey.
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