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Map: How much $100 is
really worth in every state

Washington Post, by Niraj Chokshi

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Not all Benjamins are created equal. For the first time ever, the federal government this year introduced a data series that compares price differences among states and metropolitan areas. That measure — regional price parities — offers something simple and immensely useful for anyone considering making a move: It allows you to compare how far your money goes in each state. We covered the implications — how you might use the data to compare income or rent in one state with another — when the Bureau of Economic Analysis released it in April, and today the Tax Foundation published the following map based on the same data to show

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Now we know where "Benji" will bite US, or be good and wag his tail. Texas is a great state to live in.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodenleg, 8/18/2014 3:38:17 PM     (No. 9970783)

Do I read this correctly....The Fed´s are going to sue those who charge too much for goods and/or services that people can get elsewhere cheaper?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/18/2014 3:42:50 PM     (No. 9970785)

Not necessarily, #1, because that would mean that Walmart (among other discounters) would get a little bit honor among all the gummint thieves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/18/2014 3:43:27 PM     (No. 9970786)

Those are pretty big differences. That explains why the Ozarks region along the AR/MO border draw a lot of retirees - living is affordable!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/18/2014 3:43:32 PM     (No. 9970787)

Big surprise. The reliably liberal states- California, Washington, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts are worse off because of taxes and regulations out the kazoo, and Washington, D.C. is the worst of all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 8/18/2014 3:51:26 PM     (No. 9970795)

The more liberal the area, the more expensive it cost do live.

Unsurprising.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/18/2014 3:56:35 PM     (No. 9970804)

The state of Florida thanks Gov. Scott and the Republican state government!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gringolite, 8/18/2014 4:09:59 PM     (No. 9970817)

So,why does the feral(sp)government need to know this?
Hint: it is info that will be used against all of us somehow.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/18/2014 4:30:00 PM     (No. 9970838)

I didn´t tally this up on a spread sheet or anything, but just looking it over, there appear to be too many states in the > $100 category.

When I drive from TX to FL, I always stop in Pascagoula, MS for gas. Cheapest along the route.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: hpmatt, 8/18/2014 4:53:48 PM     (No. 9970859)

unions involved in the over $100 states

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/18/2014 4:58:19 PM     (No. 9970866)

Of course we first have to divide by ten in order to compare the value of the dollar to what it was worth in the 1960s...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: submariner, 8/18/2014 5:39:33 PM     (No. 9970902)

Indirectly, as other posters have stated, this is a map of liberal/lofo voter demographics. The correlation cannot be missed.

Wherever the Left is "trying to do good" translation: aggregate power to themselves), common people suffer. Benjamin Franklin warned us about these people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: beancounter, 8/18/2014 8:19:24 PM     (No. 9971078)

Some parts of CA are much cheaper than others. The dollar is pretty worthless in the SF Bay Area or Los Angeles.

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