If you spend $100 in Iowa, are you getting your moneys worth?

Iowa is rated 11th in the country as far as getting the most value out of $100. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Tax Foundation figured out the true value of 100 bucks in each state compared to the national average.

Compared to the rest of the country, in Iowa, $100 will buy you items that would cost $110.74 in a state closer to the national average.

To get the most out of your $100, spend it in Mississippi where one could spend $100 on $115.34 worth of items. In the District of Columbia, you'd have to spend $100 to get $87.67 worth of items where the purchasing power is the worst. Below is the entire list.

What $100 is worth in each state from greatest purchasing power to the least:

  1. Mississippi: $115.34
  2. Arkansas: $114.29
  3. Alabama: $113.90
  4. South Dakota: $113.64
  5. Kentucky: $112.74
  6. West Virginia: $112.49
  7. Ohio: $111.98
  8. Missouri: $111.86
  9. Oklahoma: $110.99
  10. Tennessee: $110.86
  11. Iowa: $110.74

See the complete list here (web).

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