Global inflation is unfortunately driving up costs across the United States. It’s not exactly easy to support a family in certain cities around the United States due to these rapidly rising costs. To give you a better idea of where it’s easier to live comfortably and where it may not be, we looked at how much people must make to live comfortably in each of the 50 states.
We’ve covered this important topic before, but you probably know how much prices for essential services and items are going up fast. So it’s time to update that info. Check out how much it costs to live well in each state now due to the following figures from GoBankingRates.com using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2023. We hope these numbers help you discover the best places in the country to live.
Alabama – $46,577
The Heart of Dixie is one of the cheapest places to live in the entire nation. Residents require just $40,000 to live comfortably in Alabama. Birmingham is 25 percent cheaper than New York but it’s even cheaper outside the state capital.
However, it’s important to remember that Alabama is one of the U.S.’s poorest states with 800,000 people living below the poverty line. Real estate is extremely cheap compared to some parts of the nation (via Up Homes).