Money goes further in some states than it does in others and that is not a surprise. Prices for the same goods are different in different states, and depending upon where you are a dollar can get you far or not far at all.
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To prove that point, The Tax Foundation released a map that shows what $100 really means in every state, as compared to the national average.
For instance, in Mississippi $100 is worth more like $115.21 as compared to the national average; meanwhile in Washington D.C. $100 is more like $84.96.
As the Tax Foundation put it, "Regional price differences are strikingly large; real purchasing power is 36 percent greater in Mississippi than it is in the District of Columbia. In other words: by this measure, if you have $50,000 in after tax income in Mississippi, you would have to have after-tax earnings of $68,000 in the District of Columbia just to afford the same overall standard of living." That is a huge disparity.
Without further ado, here's the map:
What does $100 really mean in your state?