The Tax Foundation, a Washington think tank specializing in tax policy, has created a map that shows just how much stuff you can buy for a $100 in each state, as compared to how much stuff you can buy for $100 as a national average.
When adjusted to reflect how prices differ state by state, you could get $100 worth of goods in Washington, D.C. at a price of $84.60, and in Hawaii at $85.32.
On the other hand, it’s worth most in states like Mississippi at $115.74, and Arkansas at $114.16.
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