Best states to make a living in the United States in 2018

Best states to make a living in the U.S. 2018 This statistic shows the best states to make living in the United States in 2018. In 2018, Washington was ranked as the best state to make a living in the United States, with the cost of living index at 107.1 value and the median income above average at 44,440 U.S. dollars.
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Cost of Living IndexMedian Income
[1] Washington107.144,440
[2] Colorado98.140,880
[3] Texas91.236,170
[4] Minnesota99.741,260
[5] Ohio92.336,500
[6] Michigan89.736,650
[7] North Dakota99.740,040
[8] Illinois97.238,870
[9] Missouri89.935,050
[10] Virginia102.239,800
Cost of Living IndexMedian Income
[1] Washington107.144,440
[2] Colorado98.140,880
[3] Texas91.236,170
[4] Minnesota99.741,260
[5] Ohio92.336,500
[6] Michigan89.736,650
[7] North Dakota99.740,040
[8] Illinois97.238,870
[9] Missouri89.935,050
[10] Virginia102.239,800
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This statistic shows the best states to make living in the United States in 2018. In 2018, Washington was ranked as the best state to make a living in the United States, with the cost of living index at 107.1 value and the median income above average at 44,440 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2018
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Source considered five major factors to evaluate as followings: Median wages, State tax rates, Cost of living, The unemployment rate, Incidents of workplace illness, injuries and fatalities.
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