One hundred dollars is actually worth more in some states compared to others.
The Tax Foundation has released a map (see below) showing precisely the relative value of $100 in every state. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the foundation adjusted the value of $100 to reflect how prices are different in each state.
For example, Tennessee is a low-price state, where $100 will buy what would cost $110.25 in another state that is closer to the national average.
“You can think of this as meaning that Tennesseans are about ten percent richer than their nominal incomes suggest,” writes the Tax Foundation in a blog post.
Not surprisingly, the states where $100 is worth the least are the District of Columbia ($84.60), Hawaii ($85.32), New York ($86.66), New Jersey ($87.64), and California ($88.57).
But that same amount goes the furthest in Mississippi ($115.74), Arkansas ($114.16), Missouri ($113.51), Alabama (113.51), and South Dakota ($113.38).
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