How Much is $100.00 Actually Worth in Each State?

T o which state and metropolitan area in the United States should you travel in order to get the most value out of $100.00?

According to this article written by Alan Cole, Lyman Stone and Richard Borean of Tax Foundation using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce of the United States, $100.00 will get you $31.14 farther in Mississippi than in the District of Columbia — which is technically not a state.

Graphic courtesy of Tax Foundation. Click on the graphic for the original graphic at the official Internet web site of Tax Foundation.

Graphic courtesy of Tax Foundation using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce of the United States. Click on the graphic for the original graphic at the official Internet web site of Tax Foundation.

$100.00 is worth the least in:

  1. District of Columbia — $84.60
  2. Hawaii — $85.32
  3. New York — $86.66
  4. New Jersey — $87.64
  5. California — $88.57

$100.00 is worth the most in:

  1. Mississippi — $115.74
  2. Arkansas — $114.16
  3. Missouri — $113.51
  4. Alabama — $113.51
  5. South Dakota — $113.38

 

Metropolitan areas of the United States were also researched by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce of the United States, with its data presented as a graphic by Tax Foundation.

Graphic courtesy of Tax Foundation with data as of April 24, 2014 but originally from 2012 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Click on the graphic for an interactive map as well as the original graphic at the official Internet web site of Tax Foundation.

Graphic courtesy of Tax Foundation with data as of April 24, 2014 but originally from 2012 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce of the United States. Click on the graphic for the original graphic — as well as an interactive graphic — at the official Internet web site of Tax Foundation.

$100.00 is worth the least in:

  1. Honolulu — $81.37
  2. New York-Newark-Jersey City — $81.83
  3. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara — $81.97
  4. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk — $82.31
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward — $82.44

$100.00 is worth the most in:

  1. Danville, Illinois — $125.94
  2. Jefferson City, Missouri — $123.76
  3. Jackson, Tennessee — $122.70
  4. Jonesboro, Arkansas — $122.40
  5. Rome, Georgia — $121.65

 

If you are attempting to save money on your travels this year, enjoy your vacation in Danville, Illinois, where $100.00 will be stretched $44.57 farther than in Honolulu…

Image of the redesigned $100.00 note courtesy of www.newmoney.gov.

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