What is the Real Value of $100 in U.S. States and Metropolitan Areas?

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis published data on the real purchasing power of $100 in different U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

What is the Real Value of $100 in U.S. States?

Hawaii is a high-price U.S. state. There, $100 will buy you goods that would cost $84.39 in a state at the national average price level. To put it simply, residents of Hawaii, for day-to-day living, are around 16 percent poorer than their incomes suggest.

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10 Most Expensive U.S. States in 2017 (Real Value of $100)

  1. Hawaii – $84.39
  2. D.C. – $85.54
  3. New York – $86.36
  4. California – $87.11
  5. New Jersey – $88.57
  6. Maryland – $91.41
  7. Connecticut – $92.59
  8. Massachusetts – $92.66
  9. Washington – $94.98
  10. New Hampshire – $94.52

10 Least Expensive U.S. States in 2017 (Real Value of $100)

  1. Mississippi – $116.69
  2. Arkansas – $115.61
  3. Alabama – $115.34
  4. West Virginia – $114.94
  5. Kentucky – $113.77
  6. South Dakota – $113.38
  7. Ohio – $112.49
  8. Oklahoma – $112.36
  9. Missouri – $111.73
  10. Nebraska – $111.61

What is the Real Value of $100 in U.S. Metropolitan Areas?

What is the Real Value of $100 in U.S. Metropolitan Areas?
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10 Most Expensive U.S. Metropolitan (Real Value of $100) Areas in 2017

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara(California) – $76.39
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (California) – $78.13
  3. Santa Cruz-Watsonville (California) – $78.37
  4. Honolulu (Hawaii) – $80.19
  5. Napa (California) – $80.91
  6. Santa Rosa (California) – $80.97
  7. New York-Newark-Jersey City (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) – $81.77
  8. Vallejo-Fairfield (California) – $83.33
  9. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk (Connecticut) – $83.96
  10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (D.C., Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia) – $84.46

10 Least Expensive U.S. Metropolitan Areas in 2017 (Real Value of $100)

  1. Beckley (West Virginia) – $132.80
  2. Danville (Illinois) – $126.74
  3. Morristown (Tennessee – $124.53
  4. Rome (Georgia) – $123.61
  5. Jefferson City (Missouri) – $123.30
  6. Valdosta (Georgia) – $124.00
  7. Hattiesburg (Mississippi) – $122.40
  8. Carbondale-Marion (Illinois) – $122.10
  9. Jackson (Tennessee) – $121.65
  10. Gadsden (Alabama) – $121.51
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