California: 7th Hardest State to Make a Living

A recent report from Moneyrates.com has listed California as the 7th hardest state in the country to make a living in. The report took into consideration the average income, cost of living, state income tax, and state unemployment rates for each state. California came in 44th out of all the states, with an adjusted income figure of $31,459.00.

The Top 10 states to make a living were:

1. Virginia $43,677

2. Washington $43,662

3. Texas $42,816

4. Illinois $41,865

5. Colorado $40,490

6. Michigan $40,421

7. Wyoming $39,745

8. Utah $39,250

9. Delaware $38,802

10. Massachusetts $38,793

The Bottom 10 states were:

40. New Jersey $33,623

41. South Dakota $33,121

42. South Carolina $32,645

43. West Virginia $32,297

44. California $31,459

45. Rhode Island $31,353

46. Montana $31,256

47. Mississippi $31,178

48. Vermont $30,433

49. Maine $29,703

50. Hawaii $22,394

For the full article, visit http://www.money-rates.com/research-center/best-states-to-make-a-living/2012.htm.