When considering where to live in the United States, knowing how much you will need to make at your job to live comfortably is a needed statistic. Each state varies depending on how much food costs and what the cost of housing is in the area. CNBC Make It has mapped out the United States and figured out what a living wage would be as a single person wanting to live over the poverty line. Conveniences are not included such as vacations, investments, and eating out. If you are considering relocating to the United States, let USAFIS assist you in the process. They will walk you through the Green Card Lottery application steps. It is important to correctly fill out the application, so you are not disqualified.
The most expensive state to live in the U.S. is Hawaii. You will need an annual wage of $32,016 before taxes. The estimated housing cost is $14,673, and the estimated food cost is $3,564. Coming in close behind Hawaii is Maryland with a total income of $30,420 needed. The cheapest state to live in is South Dakota where the needed revenue to live comfortably is $20,864 before taxes. The estimated housing cost is $5,834, and the estimated food cost is $3,050. To live the California dream, you will need $29,133 annually before taxes to live a comfortable lifestyle. Living in Florida only requires $24,444 a year with $8,817 going toward housing and $2,986 for food costs.
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