You're probably stressed out by money right at this moment, because being stressed out by money is as American as apple pie, fried chicken, and obesity. But you're probably really stressed out by money if you're living on the minimum wage, which currently is $7.25 per hour. At 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, that's only a little above $15,000 a year—which is not what the cost of living is in any state. The people at Zippia made a map showing how much money it takes to actually live in each state supporting two adults and a child. It's stressful!

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Let's take a closer look at that. The (mostly) expensive northeast:

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The more affordable southeast:

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Sources: Zippia