America's most expensive states in 2014

How much does milk cost in Hawaii? Or ground beef in California? It's not cheap to live in these 10 states.

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Jul 1, 2014 8:08PM
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All are democratic left wing liberal states, and you fools are in favor of higher taxes. Please stay there rather than infect the low tax states with your political stupidity.  
Jul 1, 2014 8:37PM
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Democrats & their taxes dominate this list!
Jul 1, 2014 7:31PM
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I have lived on Long Island for 48 yrs now.  It is ridiculously expensive here and I don't understand the influx of people coming here  over the past few years.  If you are making under 100k or so, you are struggling . The property/school taxes are out of control.  Another few years and we will leave.

  I do go into the city a few times a year, but never eat there.  We wait to get back to LI, and even though LI has a very high prices, the restaurants are not nearly as expensive as they are in Manhattan.  Most places to eat in the city are not worth the high price either. 

Jul 1, 2014 8:41PM
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If you paid $450 for a single meal, w/o drinks and before tips and taxes, and it didn't come with multiple orgasms, you are an idiot that deserves to live in a crap hole northern city.
Jul 1, 2014 7:07PM
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anyone who is stupid enough to drop $450 for a dinner in new York deserves the ridicule. I don't care how rich one is , that is plain idiocy. I guess some people like to brag how much they spent on a meal. I am not impressed by that at all. there are many restaurants in nyc that are reasonable in cost. The only one I go to that is expensive is the russian tea room. I love that place.
Jul 2, 2014 12:21PM
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Headline on MSNBC...U.S. poll: more voters see Obama as worst president in modern times...

We tried to tell you people!   The people who voted for him just because he's black still believe in him though.

Jul 2, 2014 11:58AM
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The economy shrunk last quarter, democrats are spying on us, Iraq,Syria and the Ukraine Are on fire, wealth inequality has spiked under president obongo, 52 million people need food stamps and democrats have doubled the national debt in 5 years time ****ing the next generation
Impeach corrupt liar Obama
Repeal ofailurecare 
Close the borders
Put democrats in jail
Never vote democrat again
Ever
Jul 1, 2014 9:06PM
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It is the land of the rich & poor. Today a whole town stood up to the invasion of illegal immigrants being transported to a small town in California by bus who did not want them. The town's people stood across the freeway and blocked traffic. Confronted police and risked arrest. The buses turned back and dropped them at a suburb of San Diego, California on the border. If people can pay $450 for a raw fish dinner then let them take in these immigrant kids on our door steps. Drop them off  to those who can afford them the most - the rich in the most expensive places listed.

Jul 2, 2014 9:55AM
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Go figure, these are liberally owned and operated Democrat states. Same bunch operating our entire country and we are paying dearly for all this.
Jul 2, 2014 12:06PM
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Lol According to liberal msn, Obama is the worst president since ww2 It's time to impeach corrupt liar Obama and start putting these democrat criminals in jail

Jul 1, 2014 7:37PM
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N Y  pay is great

Long Island taxes are $30,000.00 a Year             ARE WE  WORKING FOR THE COUNTY ?
Jul 2, 2014 12:24AM
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This is silly, they take one place (SF) and generalize it for the rest of CA. Screw that, SF is a wannabe NYC and not real CA. The average house does not cost $820K, but they mislead the reader to think that downtown SF housing represents the state. 
Jul 2, 2014 10:20AM
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i can understand hi and ak being high due to transport costs of items, however the rest are due to taxes.  who said trickle down did not get to the people?  higher taxes on businesses and taxing everything or regulating everything to death only makes the average person pay more.  go ahead and pass the new gas tax and see who ends up footing the bill,, any guesses??? yup the average person will be paying more and more and more.  it is time to revolt and say no to the crazy tax hungry insane spendine liberals
Jul 1, 2014 11:08PM
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I defy anyone to buy hamburger under $4.00 a pound in Hawaii or California unless on sale. This is as bad as gas prices listed on NBC


Jul 2, 2014 10:31AM
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Well as a soon to be ex NYer heading for the sun and lower cost of living in the Gunshine State Florida. The Dumbocrat Party along with a welfare system that gives single moms, and we have a ton of them around 80K a year in cash and benefits. Teachers, cops, firemen all making around 100k per year. And they have the best benefits we taxpayers can give them, nothing is to good for all the leaches. So we rank dead last in jobs ad job growth, business has moved away a long time ago, now the white middle class. Every city is a war zone, falling down, and near bankrupt. But the Dumbocrats keep get elected taking more and more from the productive class and handing it to the government 'workers" and single moms on the dole. And more white middle class continue to leave. So word of advice to any of you purple states, don't go Red, don't fall for we need more teachers to make your kids smarter, more cops to make you safer, or more money and benefits to the single moms so her kids grow up right. It is all lie, and will only make you the taxpayer broke. See you at the beach!




Jul 2, 2014 6:59AM
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Anyone with half a brain could have made that list. Scum will settle in still waters and liberals are no different, it's a natural phenomenon that occurs on a daily basis.
Jul 2, 2014 9:51AM
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I live on the West Coast and if your smart you can make it financially.  If you believe what MSN is telling you then you won't make it anywhere.
Jul 1, 2014 7:11PM
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Ha!  I have lived in three of these states, two of which was covered by military pay.  Good thing!
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