Special Report

States Where People Pay the Highest Bills

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35. Michigan
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,754 (12.4% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $59,234 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 35.5%

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34. Idaho
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,777 (11.3% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $58,915 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 36.2%

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33. South Carolina
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,783 (11.0% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $54,864 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 39.0%

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32. Iowa
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,784 (10.9% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $61,836 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 34.6%

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31. North Carolina
> Avg. monthly household bill payments: $1,829 (8.7% lower than nat’l. avg.)
> Median household income: $56,642 per year
> Household bills as a share of income: 38.7%

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