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Report: In D.C., $100 Isn't Actually Worth $100

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Where is $100 not actually $100? In the District of Columbia.

When a D.C. resident spends $100, they get only $84.60 in actual value — the least amount in the country, according to a… 182 more words


In Midwest, $100 Goes Further Everywhere But Illinois

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Of all Midwest states, there is only one in which spending $100 doesn’t go as far as it should: Illinois. 203 more words


The Real Value of $100 by State

A few months ago we posted on the Regional Price Parities release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, an index essentially measuring the cost of living by state. 116 more words


The Real Value of $100 in Each State

The Real Value of $100 in Each State
Source: Tax Foundation

This week’s tax map shows the real value of $100 in each state. Because average prices for similar goods are much higher in California or New York than in Mississippi or South Dakota, the same amount of dollars will buy you comparatively less in the high-price states, or comparatively more in low-price states.

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Business And Economics

This Map Shows What $100 Is Actually Worth In Your State

The Tax Foundation released a map, via Elliot Turner, showing the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using the data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Regional Cost Disparities Are All About Housing

Dylan Matthews brings our attention to this map from the Tax Foudation:

Basically, they inverted the BEA’s Regional Price Parities and mapped it – cool! 217 more words

Beware the “business climateers”

Iowa’s business lobby appears to be preparing a new assault on the ability of our state to provide public services.

It would be the latest in a long campaign, in which lobbyists target one tax at a time under a general — and inaccurate — message about taxes that we will not repeat here. 483 more words