We live in a very expensive city.
But did you know there are other American places more expensive than our own?
Washington DC, for instance.
Back in 2012 it was tops,
the most expensive region in the country.
At the time we were #3,
ahead of New Jersey but after Hawaii.
But DC is unusual.
If you consider non-gov metro areas, Honolulu comes out on top.
And we’re a very close second.
All in all, the top five states were
Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, California and Maryland.
The bottom five states were
Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Missouri and South Dakota.
So, it costs 54% more to live in Hawaii.
Than it does in Mississippi.