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Old 07-18-2007, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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I'm curious as to why New Hampshire is the lone state left off this survey??
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I wondered the same thing, stuntman. Compared to its neighbors I'd think NH would have a considerably lower cost of living, looking at the map maybe it would be colored gold (just a hypothesis).
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:05 AM
 
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IL is not good (at least chicagoland) - gas prices are typically highest in the nation because of the taxes. And property taxes in chicagoland are very high. And in the metro area your insurance rates are high.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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IL is not good (at least chicagoland) - gas prices are typically highest in the nation because of the taxes. And property taxes in chicagoland are very high. And in the metro area your insurance rates are high.
Gas prices are above normal, but not the worst in the country. Property taxes are a killer, but housing costs (compared to the coasts) are not out-of-this-world either. Insurance is above average, but also not a complete wallet-drainer. Go to Florida for that.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Kentucky has a low cost of living and is a wonderful place in my humble opinion.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Here's a site that has average gas prices by state and city.

Gas Prices by State, City and Zip Code

Illinois is only 4 cents cheaper than the highest price in the country Hawaii.

Have a great day!

William
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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costoflivingbystate.org is a website you might like. They have news articles and lots of interesting facts/data.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: IN
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From places I've been,

Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Kansas all had good cost of living.

For my wife's occupation,

she would make 10% more in Miami, but similar homes would cost 185% more
she would make 3% less in Rockford, IL, but similar homes would cost 16% less
she would make 16% more in San Antonio, but similar homes would cost 10% more
Kansas has a low cost of living, but certainly isn't a low tax state at all.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: The City
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States are far to large to compare in this way.

They have extreme local variances
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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According to research conducted by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, the 10 most affordable states in the US are:

1/Oklahoma
2/Texas
3/Tennessee
4/Arkansas
5/Nebraska
South Dakota
Missouri
Kansas
Georgia
Mississippi
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