It seems like the cost of living continue to rise, but some places it’s worse than others.

CNBC has created a list of the most expensive states to live. It looked at the average home price, cost of milk and ground beef, monthly energy bill rates and how much a typical appointment with a doctor costs.

Hawaii finished first on the list, edging out Alaska, while Oklahoma came in as the cheapest state to call home.

Some of the good things that make Oklahoma the most inexpensive place to live is property taxes. Gas prices are lower for the most part. Now the two larger metro areas of Oklahoma City and Tulsa will see the lower gas prices before it is filtered out state wide.

Utilities are again, varied by area that you live in. My last month electric bill just for the power charge was $154. Add in the few extras like surge protector and security light and tax, it rolls up to $183. Not bad considering other states are triple plus that price for summer months and even more in the dead of winter.

Grocery prices are for the most part pretty even statewide. Here in Oklahoma we do not have some of the more competitive companies vying for your money as they do like just to the south in Texas (HEB, Tom Thumb, Kroger, Safeway.) Naturally we have places like Country Mart and Homeland and in the larger metro areas there are United, Albertsons, Aldi (coming soon to Lawton) and then Target (also opening soon in Lawton), Walmart and Sam's Club.

 

10 Most Expensive States to Live

1. Hawaii
2.
Alaska
3.
Connecticut
4.
New York
5.
New Jersey
6.
California
7.
Rhode Island
8.
Massachusetts
9.
Maryland
10.
Vermont

10 Least Expensive States to Live

1. Oklahoma
2.
Tennessee
3.
(tie) Idaho
3.
(tie) Kentucky
5.
Nebraska
6.
Indiana
7.
(tie) Arkansas
7.
(tie) Kansas
9. Texas
10.
Mississippi

[CNBC]