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$100 in New Jersey is worth only $87.34

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August 5,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , new map shows $100 is not what it used to be ,this map shows how much $100 is worth in each state.

Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in states like Missouri or Ohio than they are in states like New York or California. As a result, the same amount of cash can buy you comparatively more in a low-price state than in a high-price state.

The piece also explains what this means for people’s checkbooks and for public policy.

One thought on “$100 in New Jersey is worth only $87.34

  1. Here’s the explanation:
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    States where $100 is worth the most:
    Mississippi ($115.34) REPUBLICAN – consistent R since 1980
    Arkansas ($114.29) REPUBLICAN – consistent R since 1980 (except for Bill Clinton)
    Alabama ($113.90) REPUBLICAN – consistent R since 1980
    South Dakota ($113.64) REPUBLICAN – consistent R since 1976*
    and West Virginia ($112.49) REPUBLICAN – consistent R since 2000
    .
    States where $100 is worth the least:
    The District of Columbia ($84.67) DEMOCRAT – consistent D since 1976*
    Hawaii ($85.62) DEMOCRAT – consistent D since 1976* except Reagan (1984 only)
    New York ($86.43) DEMOCRAT – consistent D since 1976*except Reagan
    New Jersey ($87.34) DEMOCRAT – consistent D since 1992
    and California ($88.97) DEMOCRAT – consistent D since 1992
    .
    * Records only checked back to 1976. These states may have been consistently R or D prior to 1976 based on voting trends 1976-present

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