Cost Of Living Index By State 2019

The cost of living index by state is a way of understanding where your money will go. As a price index, the cost of living index is a theorized measurement of how much it costs to live in a certain place over a given period of time. The purpose of a cost of living index is to help give you an idea about where you can expect to spend more money, such as rent or groceries every month, and where you might not be able to afford outside of the necessities.

Other categories that the cost of living index covers in many reports are transportation costs, utilities, and health care payments, as well as a separate category for miscellaneous costs that arise here and there. Let's take a look at the cost of living indexes for all fifty states.

Cost Index State Cost Rank Grocery Housing Utilities Transportation Misc
86.1Mississippi191.670.189.189.291.4
86.9Arkansas29273.991.883.685.6
87Oklahoma395.471.994.189.593.2
87.1Missouri496.670.699.687.395.7
87.5New Mexico5100.977.787.991.6100.1
88.7Tennessee693.380.293.489.788.5
88.9Michigan789.375.297.397.493
89Kansas891.973.810392.398.9
89.2Georgia996.973.892.497.698.5
89.3Alabama1197.471.5103.388.690.8
89.3Wyoming1098.772.387.399.394.9
90Indiana1293.377.39793.194.3
90.1Iowa1395.979.695.395.597.8
90.8Nebraska1495.580.990.894.399.9
90.8Ohio1598.773.691.896.797.6
90.9Kentucky1689.977.497.692.889.2
91.1West Virginia1792.979.68993.589.1
91.5Texas1888.985.3102.391.496.2
92.3Idaho1992.287.182.9106.797.3
93.9Louisiana2099.986.689.398.598.8
94.5Illinois2194.287.2100.9100.999
94.9North Carolina2296.683.197.993.4110.6
95.9South Carolina23101.985.1107.68894.2
97Arizona2496.991.7107.4109.694.7
97.3Wisconsin25100.791.498.998.1115.2
97.9Florida2610495.4102.296.796.9
98.4Utah2798.593.689.4108.696
98.8North Dakota28108.190.393.6104.3111.7
99.8South Dakota29107109.891.889.8103
100.7Virginia3096.110899.288.197.2
101.6Minnesota31106.788.396.8103.7108.6
101.7Pennsylvania32106.9100.8106109.591.9
105.6Colorado33102.511988.4101.2102.9
106.9Montana34105.1111.683.912598.4
108.1Delaware35113.498.296.5107101.6
108.5Nevada36108.3121.889123.5105.7
109.7New Hampshire37100.4110.3119.5111.4116.1
110.7Washington38107.8117.888.7121.7118.9
114.5Vermont39111.3126.7120.2119.9101.2
117.5Maine40107123.1116.1121.4121.8
119.4Rhode Island41106.2129.4123.5124109.3
125.1New Jersey42109.5163.1101.6111.1101.7
127.7Connecticut43114.2144.7128.1111.8113.7
129.7Maryland44108.5184.5107.3116.789.2
129.9Alaska45134.2133.9154.2130.8150.9
131.6Massachusetts46113.9170.3109.7116117.6
134.2Oregon47110.3181.888136.7113.2
139.1New York48114.8204.4108.7116.6104.8
151.7California49121.4227.3117.7138.9114.5
158.4District of Columbia50115.5267119.7116.697.3
192.9Hawaii51169.3318.6172.7148.6116.8