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This is What the Average Minnesota Household Pays in Bills Every Month

imageForEntry1 g9cThe cost of living in the United States is well below the cost of living in several other developed countries, including the Nordic nations as well as New Zealand and Australia. Still, living expenses in the U.S. are higher than in much of the world.

According to a recent study from Doxo, a bill paying platform, American households spend an average of $2,003 a month on the most common bills – or about 37% of what the typical household earns in a month.

The average monthly cost of these bills – which include rent, auto loans, utilities, car insurance, cable, internet, mobile phone, and health insurance – are slightly lower than average in Minnesota. The typical Minnesota household spends an average of $1,967 per month on bills, the 19th highest among the 50 states.

States with higher than average monthly bills also tend to have higher than average incomes, while less expensive states tend to be lower income – but Minnesota is an exception. The typical household in the state earns $73,382 a year, compared to the national median household income of $64,994, according to five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Rank State Avg. monthly household bills ($) Median household income ($) Avg. bill total as a share of income (%)
1 Hawaii 2,911 83,173 42.0
2 California 2,649 78,672 40.4
3 New Jersey 2,610 85,245 36.7
4 Massachusetts 2,511 84,385 35.7
5 Maryland 2,456 87,063 33.9
6 Connecticut 2,380 79,855 35.8
7 New York 2,361 71,117 39.8
8 Alaska 2,334 77,790 36.0
9 Washington 2,277 77,006 35.5
10 New Hampshire 2,256 77,923 34.7
11 Colorado 2,251 75,231 35.9
12 Virginia 2,229 76,398 35.0
13 Rhode Island 2,172 70,305 37.1
14 Oregon 2,070 65,667 37.8
15 Delaware 2,057 69,110 35.7
16 Illinois 2,029 68,428 35.6
17 Wyoming 2,022 65,304 37.2
18 Florida 1,993 57,703 41.4
19 Minnesota 1,967 73,382 32.2
20 Texas 1,956 63,826 36.8
21 Nevada 1,945 62,043 37.6
22 North Dakota 1,937 65,315 35.6
23 Arizona 1,936 61,529 37.8
24 Maine 1,922 59,489 38.8
25 Wisconsin 1,915 63,293 36.3
26 Utah 1,910 74,197 30.9
27 Vermont 1,883 63,477 35.6
28 Georgia 1,875 61,224 36.8
29 Louisiana 1,871 50,800 44.2
30 Pennsylvania 1,851 63,627 34.9
31 North Carolina 1,829 56,642 38.7
32 Iowa 1,784 61,836 34.6
33 South Carolina 1,783 54,864 39.0
34 Idaho 1,777 58,915 36.2
35 Michigan 1,754 59,234 35.5
36 Montana 1,751 56,539 37.2
37 Tennessee 1,734 54,833 37.9
38 Kansas 1,720 61,091 33.8
39 Ohio 1,717 58,116 35.5
40 Missouri 1,706 57,290 35.7
41 Nebraska 1,696 63,015 32.3
42 Alabama 1,688 52,035 38.9
43 New Mexico 1,663 51,243 38.9
44 South Dakota 1,654 59,896 33.1
45 Oklahoma 1,634 53,840 36.4
46 Kentucky 1,627 52,238 37.4
47 Indiana 1,607 58,235 33.1
48 Mississippi 1,559 46,511 40.2
49 Arkansas 1,552 49,475 37.6
50 West Virginia 1,452 48,037 36.3
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