Worst States No. 47: Tennessee
Tennessee is actually ranked No. 1 for overall cost of living (tied with Oklahoma). But, it's ranked No. 27 for individual income taxes (6.0 percent) and No. 46 for sales taxes (7.0 percent).
The Volunteer State is only ranked No. 45 for median household income ($41,693), and it has a 13.7 percent poverty rate.
Tennessee also scores poorly for other quality-of-life metrics including No. 47 for the percentage of online households (72.2 percent) and No. 47 for its crime rate. The median age of its 6,456,243 residents is 38.3.