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5 States Where Your $100 Goes Furthest

And 5 where it goes fastest
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2015 10:49 AM CDT
Updated Jul 12, 2015 12:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Tax Foundation has crunched the numbers on what $100 is really worth in different parts of the country, and those who want the most bang for their buck should head to Mississippi and avoid DC, notes Forbes. Here are the five states where $100 is worth the most:

  1. Mississippi, $115.21
  2. Arkansas, $114.29
  3. South Dakota, $114.16
  4. Alabama, $114.03
  5. West Virginia, $113.12

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And the five (including DC) where it's worth the least:

  1. District of Columbia: $84.96
  2. Hawaii, $86.06
  3. New York, $86.73
  4. New Jersey, $87.34
  5. California, $89.05
Click for a look at all the states. (Read more US states stories.)

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