No one who has lived in the Kansas City area for any length of time and traveled elsewhere needed to hear that this area compares well with other places in making a dollar stretch.
A new study by the Tax Foundation shows that people living in Kansas and Missouri get a lot more out of their money than folks in other parts of the United States. The foundation took $100 and made adjustments to give the real value of the money based on the average prices of similar goods in each state, The Kansas City Star reports.
Missouri impressively tied for third with Alabama. A $100 in the Show Me State spends like $113.51. Kansas came in 10th, where $100 spends like $111.23.
Mississippi at $115.74 and Arkansas at $114.16 came out on top in the study. It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to see that New York at $86.66, Hawaii at $85.32 and Washington, D.C., at $84.60 occupied the bottom.
The study just needs to point more tourists on where and where not to vacation.