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How Much $100 is Really Worth in Your State

Updated July 18, 2015
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How Much $100 is Really Worth in Your State



So what's the real (or relative) value of $100?  The Tax Foundation shows exactly how much (and how little) $100 can be stretched in each state, although the numbers may very across metropolitan areas.

Not surprisingly, California and New York were among the worst.  $100 was worth $89.05 in California and $86.73 in New York.  But if you also include Washington, D.C., then we have an area even worse at where $100 only fetches around $84.96.

Cash appears to go much further Southern and Midwestern states.  Residents in Mississippi can buy more stuff with $100 than in any other state with a relative value of $115.21.  South Dakota wasn't far behind with $114.16.
 

Here are all 50 states (in alphabetical order) and the relative value of $100:
 

State Baseline Value Relative Value

Alabama
 
$100 $114.0

Alaska
 
$100 $94.34

Arizona
 
$100 $102.99

Arkansas
 
$100 $114.29

California
 
$100 $89.05

Colorado
 
$100 $97.85

Connecticut
 
$100 $92.17

Delaware
 
$100 $98.62

Florida
 
$100 $101.21

Georgia
 
$100 $108.81

Hawaii
 
$100 $86.06

Idaho
 
$100 $107.76

Illinois
 
$100 $99.01

Indiana
 
$100 $109.41

Iowa
 
$100 $110.74

Kansas
 
$100 $110.13

Kentucky
 
$100 $112.23

Louisiana
 
$100 $109.65

Maine
 
$100 $102.35

Maryland
 
$100 $90.17

Massachusetts
 
$100 $93.20

Michigan
 
$100 $106.16

Minnesota
 
$100 $102.46

Mississippi
 
$100 $115.21

Missouri
 
$100 $112.11


See the Next 25 States Here.
 

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