Take a look at that dollar in your wallet or purse.
If you live in Missouri or Kansas, it will buy you comparatively more than those in most other states, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research think tank based in Washington, D.C.
The think tank this week released a map that shows which states offer the biggest bang for the buck.
The Tax Foundation adjusted the value of $100 to show the real value of the money based on the average prices of similar goods in each state.
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Missouri finished tied for third with Alabama, with that money being worth $113.51. Kansas was close behind at 10th, with that money having the real value of $111.23.
Mississippi at $115.74 and Arkansas at $114.16 topped the list.
Meanwhile, that $100 was worth the least in New York ($86.66), Hawaii ($85.32) and the District of Columbia ($84.60).
Go to the Tax Foundation’s website to view The Real Value of $100 in Each State.
To see a related study, click on The Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas.
Robert A. Cronkleton, firstname.lastname@example.org