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Here's how much $100 is worth in Oklahoma

by Richard Hall Published: August 19, 2014
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If you’re lucky enough to have $100 in your pocket, you’re already ahead of most of America.

But, you can also rest assured knowing that $100 will go much further in Oklahoma than in will in many other states.

The Tax Foundation put together the following map that shows the relative value of $100 across the nation. Per the Tax Foundation: “Numbers represent value of goods that $100 can buy in each state compared to the national average.”

The bottom three on the map may not come as a surprise to many:

1. $84.60: Washington, D.C.

2. $85.32: Hawaii

3. $86.66: New York

The top three aren’t all too surprising, either:

1. $115.74: Mississippi

2. $114.16: Arkansas

3. $113.51: Missouri

Oklahoma comes in 10th on the list, tied with our northern neighbors, Kansas.

The Tax Foundation also had this to say about their findings:

A person who makes $40,000 a year after tax in Kentucky would need to have after-tax earnings of $53,000 in Washington, D.C., just in order to have an equal standard of living, let alone feel richer.

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by Richard Hall
Digital Media Specialist
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.
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