Cost of Living in Each State (Part 1)

Thinking of moving to a new state but aren’t sure if your budget can afford it? I’ve compiled a database to show the cost of living in each state based on rent, renter’s insurance, car insurance, utilities, gasoline expense, food, cleaning and bath, phone bill, internet, health insurance, savings expense, debt payments, tax rate, misc. These numbers for part 1 represent a single person’s estimated budget.

ALABAMA 
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3807.35
Salary Needed To Live: $45,688.15
Hourly Rate Needed: $22.84

ALASKA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,290.27
Salary Needed To Live: $63,483.26
Hourly Rate Needed: $31.74

ARIZONA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,820.17
Salary Needed To Live: $45,842.02
Hourly Rate Needed: $22.92

ARKANSAS
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,849.13
Salary Needed To Live: $46,189.50
Hourly Rate Needed: $23.09

CALIFORNIA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,872.99
Salary Needed To Live: $70,475.86
Hourly Rate Needed: $35.24

COLORADO 
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,241.78
Salary Needed To Live: $62,901.34
Hourly Rate Needed: $31.45

CONNECTICUT
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,767.04
Salary Needed To Live: $57,204.44
Hourly Rate Needed: $28.60

DELAWARE
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,132.47
Salary Needed To Live: $49,589.63
Hourly Rate Needed: $24.79

FLORIDA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,281.93
Salary Needed To Live: $51,383.13
Hourly Rate Needed: $25.69

GEORGIA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,921.33
Salary Needed To Live: $59,055.96
Hourly Rate Needed: $29.53

HAWAII
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $6,666.07
Salary Needed To Live: $79,992.87
Hourly Rate Needed: $40.00

IDAHO
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,494.60
Salary Needed To Live: $41,935.16
Hourly Rate Needed: $20.97

ILLINOIS
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,423.86
Salary Needed To Live: $65,086.28
Hourly Rate Needed: $32.54

INDIANA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,115.33
Salary Needed To Live: $49,383.94
Hourly Rate Needed: $24.69

IOWA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,161.51
Salary Needed To Live: $49,938.15
Hourly Rate Needed: $24.97

KANSAS
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,594.22
Salary Needed To Live: $43,130.69
Hourly Rate Needed: $21.57

KENTUCKY
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,886.36
Salary Needed To Live: $46,636.36
Hourly Rate Needed: $23.32

LOUISIANA 
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,639.67
Salary Needed To Live: $55,676.01
Hourly Rate Needed: $27.84

MAINE
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,697.65
Salary Needed To Live: $56,371.82
Hourly Rate Needed: $28.19

MARYLAND
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,077.71
Salary Needed To Live: $60,932.46
Hourly Rate Needed: $30.47

MASSACHUSETTS
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $7,113.36
Salary Needed To Live: $85,360.26
Hourly Rate Needed: $42.68

MICHIGAN
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,350.93
Salary Needed To Live: $52,211.18
Hourly Rate Needed: $26.11

MINNESOTA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,281.56
Salary Needed To Live: $63,378.68
Hourly Rate Needed: $31.69

MISSISSIPPI
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $2,603.27
Salary Needed To Live: $31,239.29
Hourly Rate Needed: $15.62

MISSOURI
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,684.41
Salary Needed To Live: $44,212.97
Hourly Rate Needed: $22.11

MONTANA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,149.11
Salary Needed To Live: $49,789.31
Hourly Rate Needed: $24.89

NEBRASKA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,134.99
Salary Needed To Live: $37,619.82
Hourly Rate Needed: $18.81

NEVADA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,767.33
Salary Needed To Live: $45,207.93
Hourly Rate Needed: $22.60

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,301.22
Salary Needed To Live: $51,614.58
Hourly Rate Needed: $25.81

NEW JERSEY
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,774.33
Salary Needed To Live: $57,291.97
Hourly Rate Needed: $28.65

NEW MEXICO
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,492.63
Salary Needed To Live: $41,911.57
Hourly Rate Needed: $20.96

NEW YORK
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $7,964.29
Salary Needed To Live: $95,571.43
Hourly Rate Needed: $47.79

NORTH CAROLINA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,431.49
Salary Needed To Live: $53,177.86
Hourly Rate Needed: $26.59

NORTH DAKOTA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,431.49
Salary Needed To Live: $53,177.86
Hourly Rate Needed: $26.59

OHIO
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,995.42
Salary Needed To Live: $47,944.99
Hourly Rate Needed: $23.97

OKLAHOMA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,526.23
Salary Needed To Live: $42,314.80
Hourly Rate Needed: $21.16

OREGON
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,229.04
Salary Needed To Live: $62,748.50
Hourly Rate Needed: $31.37

PENNSYLVANIA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,281.14
Salary Needed To Live: $63,373.69
Hourly Rate Needed: $31.69

RHODE ISLAND
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $5,373.24
Salary Needed To Live: $64,478.89
Hourly Rate Needed: $32.24

SOUTH CAROLINA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,934.92
Salary Needed To Live: $47,219.01
Hourly Rate Needed: $23.61

SOUTH DAKOTA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,045.98
Salary Needed To Live: $36,551.70
Hourly Rate Needed: $18.28

TENNESSEE
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $3,969.70
Salary Needed To Live: $47,636.43
Hourly Rate Needed: $23.82

TEXAS
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,497.84
Salary Needed To Live: $53,974.06
Hourly Rate Needed: $26.99

UTAH
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,035.85
Salary Needed To Live: $48,430.16
Hourly Rate Needed: $24.22

VERMONT
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,847.84
Salary Needed To Live: $58,174.10
Hourly Rate Needed: $29.09

VIRGINIA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,158.70
Salary Needed To Live: $49,904.45
Hourly Rate Needed: $24.95

WASHINGTON
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $6,272.99
Salary Needed To Live: $75,275.93
Hourly Rate Needed: $37.64

WEST VIRGINIA
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $2,847.56
Salary Needed To Live: $34,170.72
Hourly Rate Needed: $17.09

WISCONSIN
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,187.69
Salary Needed To Live: $50,252.32
Hourly Rate Needed: $25.13

WYOMING
Monthly Income Needed Before Taxes: $4,322.18
Salary Needed To Live: $51,866.15
Hourly Rate Needed: $25.93