Ballin’!!! The Top 10 Most Expensive States To Live In (Number One Is Neither New York Nor Cali)

- By Bossip Staff
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We bet the majority of you would have picked New York or California as the most expensive states to live in… Maybe Florida, on the strength of Miami alone.

Either way, you’d be mistaken. There are actually five states where the cost of living is higher than New York, and two more expensive than Cali, based on comparisons on the cost of homes, movie tickets, medication, doctor’s visits and gas.

Flip through and see if you live in one of the 10 states with the highest cost of living.

10. Massachusetts

Most expensive city: Framingham-Natick
House: $529,300
Movie ticket: $10.51
Lipitor: $162.56
Doctor visit: $112.24
Gallon of gas: $2.807

9. Vermont
Most expensive: Burlington-Chittenden
House: $405,825
Movie ticket: $8.80
Lipitor: $150.55
Doctor visit: $105
Gallon of gas: $2.892

8. Rhode Island
Most expensive: Providence
House: $361,195
Movie ticket: $10.75
Lipitor: $142
Doctor visit: $149
Gallon of gas: $2.903

7. Maryland
Most expensive: Bethesda-Gaithersburg
House: $535,409
Movie ticket: $10.69
Lipitor: $158.10
Doctor visit: $87.29
Gallon of gas: $2.950

6. New York
Most expensive: New York (Manhattan)
House: $1,140,461
Movie ticket: $12.28
Lipitor: $160.05
Doctor visit: $125.89
Gallon of gas: $3.148

5. New Jersey
Most expensive: Bergen-Passaic
House: $511,212
Movie ticket: $10.58
Lipitor: $159.67
Doctor visit: $83.52
Gallon of gas: $2.758

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    4. Connecticut
    Most expensive: Stamford
    House: $606,742
    Movie ticket: $10.33
    Lipitor: $154.61
    Doctor visit: $102.26
    Gallon of gas: $3.075

    3. California
    Most expensive: San Francisco
    House: $808,481
    Movie ticket: $10.58
    Lipitor: $145.98
    Doctor visit: $120.83
    Gallon of gas: $3.116

    2. Alaska
    Most expensive: Fairbanks
    House: $438,225
    Movie ticket: $10.69
    Lipitor: $156.99
    Doctor visit: $150.05
    Gallon of gas: $3.478

    1. Hawaii
    Most expensive: Honolulu
    House: $689,781
    Movie ticket: $10.08
    Lipitor: $160.96
    Doctor visit: $130.15
    Gallon of gas: $3.437

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    Comments

    • Tia

      I knew it cost more to live in Jersey than NY. The property taxes alone are enough to kill you!

    • brisha

      i wish i lived there because gas is super cheap there

    • Viva LaDiva

      I live in MD and gas is 3.78 a gallon

    • Christielove1468

      NJ is too high to live here anymore,smh.In 4 years, I plan to move my family to either Delaware or Georgia.

    • You Stupid

      I live in Md too & I would love to pay less than $3.00 for gas.

    • Datzher

      Yupz! Hawaii is too damn expensive i should kno i live here!!

    • Confused

      Anyone that lives in new york knows gas is nowhere near $3.14…..got gas this morning for $3.89 ..

    • Mia

      Alaska also has one of the highest wages in the country…

    • Robert

      I don’t believe any of this.California has to be no.1.A 2 bedroom shack in Cali will run you at least $300,000 if you are buying,and at least 1500 if you are renting.The jobs don’t pay higher then other states.The same as mid-west wages

    • resha

      I knew the state I live in wasn’t on this list but our gas prices are higher than any of these states.

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