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States Where People Pay the Highest Bills

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50. West Virginia
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,452 (27.5% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $48,037 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 36.3%

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49. Arkansas
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,552 (22.5% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $49,475 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 37.6%

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48. Mississippi
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,559 (22.2% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $46,511 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 40.2%

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47. Indiana
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,607 (19.8% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $58,235 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 33.1%

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46. Kentucky
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,627 (18.8% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $52,238 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 37.4%

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