Special Report

States Where People Pay the Highest Bills

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40. Missouri
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,706 (14.8% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $57,290 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 35.7%

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39. Ohio
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,717 (14.3% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $58,116 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 35.5%

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38. Kansas
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,720 (14.1% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $61,091 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 33.8%

37. Tennessee
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,734 (13.4% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $54,833 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 37.9%

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36. Montana
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,751 (12.6% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $56,539 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 37.2%

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