Lists like this don’t say much but this one in particular points out the disparity of city living; from state to state.
Due in large part to costly transportation expenses, goods and services in Hawaii cost more than they do in any other state. Perhaps as a result, Honolulu, where the cost of living is nearly 23% higher than the national average, is the most expensive area in both the state and the entire country.
Where is the cost of living lower (other than ‘everywhere’)?
Mississippi has the lowest cost of living of any state in the country, with regional average prices nearly 14.0% below the national average prices. Although prices in the state’s most expensive city are about 6% higher than state prices, Jackson is still rather cheap — about 8.5% cheaper compared to national prices. Jackson is about 8% more expensive than the state’s cheapest city, Hattiesburg.
The problem with living in Hawaii is the expense. The problem with living in Mississippi is, well, Mississippi.