The Best And Worst States For Quality Of Life/Personal Cost Of Living


Best States No. 2: New Hampshire

Ranked at No. 40 for overall cost of living, New Hampshire isn't an inexpensive place to live (as much as it likes to compare itself to No. 42 Massachusetts). But, it's ranked No. 16 for individual income taxes (5 percent) and tied with several other states for having no sales taxes.

The Granite State is ranked No. 6 for median household income ($62,647), and it has a 5.6 percent poverty rate.

New Hampshire is ranked No. 4 for the percentage of online households (86.4 percent), and it's ranked No. 9 for its crime rate. The median age of its 1,320,718 residents is 41.5.