Here is the Tax Foundation’s estimate of how far a dollar goes in each state:
The law of supply and demand works! Highly desirable places to live cost more.
(I could only squeeze in the top and bottom 15. Sorry. Click the link if your state is missing and you want to know how you measure up.)
So which state provides the best bang for the buck? California is a great place to live, but your dollar doesn’t go very far. Mississippi is a great place to stretch your dollar, but not such a great place to put down roots. Maybe Ohio? It’s reasonably nice, decent weather, etc., but your dollar goes pretty far. It’s also chock full of Drum ancestors. Who gets your vote?