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

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Worst States No. 50: Arkansas

Arkansas is ranked an enviable No. 4 for overall cost of living. But, the envy pretty much ends there. The state is ranked No. 37 for individual income taxes (tied with South Carolina at 7 percent) and No. 25 for sales taxes (6 percent).

The Natural State is No. 48 for median household income ($38,758), and it has a 14.9 percent poverty rate.

Arkansas is No. 50, last among all states, for the percentage of online households (70.9 percent), and it's ranked No. 48 for its crime rate. The median age of its 2,949,131 residents is 37.5.


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