Worst States No. 50: New Mexico
While New Mexico has multiple tax brackets, anyone earning more than $16,000 pays 4.9 percent. And the state's sales tax is 5.125 percent.
While New Mexico is ranked No. 26 in cost of living, the median household income in the Land of Enchantment is a less-than-enchanting $43,424, putting it in the bottom 10 among all states. The state also ranks No. 49 in overall crime rates.