Average ‘living wage’ needed to comfortably live in all 50 states

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While the battle of the wages between men and women rages on — with a new report finding, surprisingly, that some men at Google now get paid less than women — some are now moving the salary fight stateside.

According to a new report by GoBankingRates, depending on where you live, the average median salary for that state may not cut it.

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For the study, the personal finance website used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the 50/30/20 budgeting rule — which allocates 50 percent of your income to necessities, 30 percent to discretionary expenses and 20 percent to savings — to find out what the average “living wage” is in each state.

GoBankingRates defines a “living wage” as the income you need to cover necessary and discretionary expenses while still contributing to savings.

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Here are the results.

Alabama

Annual Living Wage: $60,016

Alaska

Annual Living Wage: $91,996

Arizona

Annual Living Wage: $68,504

Arkansas

Annual Living Wage: $59,461

California

Annual Living Wage: $99,971

Colorado

Annual Living Wage: $74,215

Connecticut

Annual Living Wage: $90,278

Delaware

Annual Living Wage: $71,254

Florida

Annual Living Wage: $67,614

Georgia

Annual Living Wage: $62,074

Hawaii

Annual Living Wage: $136,437

Idaho

Annual Living Wage: $66,486

Illinois

Annual Living Wage: $66,847

Indiana

Annual Living Wage: $62,086

Iowa

Annual Living Wage: $63,397

Kansas

Annual Living Wage: $62,090

Kentucky

Annual Living Wage: $63,086

Louisiana

Annual Living Wage: $63,842

Maine

Annual Living Wage: $80,336

Maryland

Annual Living Wage: $92,227

Massachusetts

Annual Living Wage: $93,895

Michigan

Annual Living Wage: $67,712

Minnesota

Annual Living Wage: $68,944

Mississippi

Annual Living Wage: $58,321

Missouri

Annual Living Wage: $60,858

Montana

Annual Living Wage: $70,719

Nebraska

Annual Living Wage: $65,162

Nevada

Annual Living Wage: $75,902

New Hampshire

Annual Living Wage: $74,415

New Jersey

Annual Living Wage: $86,244

New Mexico

Annual Living Wage: $63,629

New York

Annual Living Wage: $95,724

North Carolina

Annual Living Wage: $64,406

North Dakota

Annual Living Wage: $69,085

Ohio

Annual Living Wage: $63,204

Oklahoma

Annual Living Wage: $60,318

Oregon

Annual Living Wage: $93,285

Pennsylvania

Annual Living Wage: $68,581

Rhode Island

Annual Living Wage: $83,942

South Carolina

Annual Living Wage: $65,953

South Dakota

Annual Living Wage: $67,657

Tennessee

Annual Living Wage: $60,682

Texas

Annual Living Wage: $63,469

Utah

Annual Living Wage: $67,807

Vermont

Annual Living Wage: $83,878

Virginia

Annual Living Wage: $69,886

Washington

Annual Living Wage: $77,207

West Virginia

Annual Living Wage: $62,635

Wisconsin

Annual Living Wage: $67,667

Wyoming

Annual Living Wage: $61,788

Source: Fox Business

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