5 most expensive states to live

Everything from a house to a half gallon of milk costs more in these areas.

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Aug 7, 2013 8:07PM
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I can't believe California is not in top five?
Aug 8, 2013 9:27AM
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I am from New Jersey & I don't pay $3.79 for a HALF GALLON which would equate to $7.58 for a GALLON. I usually pay about $3.50-$4.00 for a GALLON.  MSN Reporter(Scott Cohn) may want to get to do a bit more research to get his facts correct.  I wonder how many other numbers here are off.
Aug 7, 2013 11:51PM
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Hey Scott did you forget California?
Aug 8, 2013 4:36AM
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I'm from California, its expensive here did they forget us?

 

Aug 8, 2013 3:41AM
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Hawaii and Alaska are expensive due to the cost of shipping everything there.  Land is expensive in Hawaii because of the limited amount of it and high demand.  For those of you whining about taxes in California: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut all have high taxes as well, so join the club...

Aug 7, 2013 10:22PM
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NJ has the lowest gasoline tax, but you get bent over every other way
Aug 8, 2013 7:13AM
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As much as you would think Ca is one of the most expensive states I can tell you without a doubt it's Much Cheaper than NYS.....everything from produce to car insurance is double the price in NY, and I'm not even talking about the city...
Aug 7, 2013 7:58PM
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Damn! A gallon of milk in Hawaii cost close to 7$.
Aug 8, 2013 7:09AM
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One should note that the average incomes in the states mentioned are higher than average as well.
Aug 8, 2013 8:00AM
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I lived in NJ for a bit and was paying more than the value of my car in yearly insurance insurance premiums... and that was for minimum coverage with no tickets or accidents.
Aug 11, 2013 3:08AM
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I am planning to move to the valley area of California. Trust me, it's much cheaper there than New York or anywhere else on the east coast. The only reason why California would be considered to be expensive would be all the high priced real estate on the coast of California. Go inland to the valley areas and the prices drop quite significantly.
Aug 8, 2013 3:57AM
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No surprises in this "news" from msn.
Aug 11, 2013 5:19AM
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I'm from Hawaii and those numbers are dead on. Price of good weather is not owning a home or each family member having to work two jobs to pay a mortgage. The wages here tend to be below the national average as well.
Aug 7, 2013 11:50PM
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I was born and raised in NJ and I moved to Mobile al in 2006, alabama has very low property taxes but the state sucks! no gambling allowed , nothing to to do, the county sucks with the roads its not pretty at all, the schools sucks also. so you have to say, you get what you pay for! trust me! I rather be living back in NJ.(the grass is not greener on the other side!
Aug 8, 2013 2:26PM
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I'll take visiting these places for a weeik  over living there permantly any day. 

Once I get sick of the overcrowding and overpriced living, I can leave it all behind.  Let the sheep keep getting fleeced because of the "view and so-called culture."  lol

Aug 8, 2013 1:59PM
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I have lived in NY and CA and NY is way cheaper than CA. Is this reporter only looking at the big cities and not the entire State?
Aug 8, 2013 12:19PM
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how did CA not make the list ... avg homes by me (SF/Bay Area) cost anywhere from $300K-$500k and if you want something closer to SF w/ better schools $600k+ is the norm.

 

CA gas is running $3.79/gal for regular at the DIRT CHEAP stations .. stations by my office in Marin County are going for $3.95+/gal.

 

 

Aug 7, 2013 7:47PM
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Michigan certainly should be pointed out for having one of the most expensive auto insurance laws in the country.
Aug 8, 2013 12:51AM
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96.00 dr visit in New York, that's a better price than in Indiana.

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