This is a report from USA today which I thought quite interesting. Note Texas is not mentioned.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis, which published in July its report for 2014 prices for household consumption across the country. Your dollar will go a lot farther — 30% farther, in fact — in states like Mississippi and Arkansas THAN say Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.
This of course is 2 years ago, there may be a few changes but basically it gives you an idea of where it would be cheaper to live. If you want to move.
The states where your dollar (rounded to the nearest cent) is worth the most are:
1. Mississippi ($1.15)
2. Arkansas ($1.14)
3. Alabama ($1.14)
4. South Dakota ($1.14)
5. Kentucky ($1.13)
6. West Virginia ($1.12)
7. Ohio ($1.12)
8. Missouri ($1.12)
9. Oklahoma ($1.11)
10. Tennessee ($1.11)
11. Iowa ($1.11)
The cost of living in 35 states was below the national average.
The areas where your dollar is worth the least are the District of Columbia (85 cents), Hawaii (86 cents), New York (86 cents), New Jersey (87 cents), and California (89 cents).
Hawaii is the only U.S. State never to report a temperature of Zero degrees F or below
The average person spends two weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change.
Colors like red, yellow and orange make you hungry (I guess that’s why Mc Donald’s fast food chain are those colors)
Baboons were once trained by Egyptians to wait on tables. The Egyptians recognized the intelligence of “sacred” baboons and reportedly trained them to wait on tables, pluck weeds from garden plots, and assume positions of prayer when in a temple.
To take lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours
Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls
Every human spent about a half an hour as a single cell
Knots come out easier if you sprinkle talcum powder on them
Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called Keds. They became known as “sneakers” because the rubber soles allowed sneaking around silently. Source
Sugar was called”White Gold”. Until the late 1700’s sugar was a luxury that European nobility used to validate their rank and social power. Source
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes. Source
If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down. Explanation
Brazil takes up 47.8% of South America. Source
Hawaii is moving towards Japan 4 inches every year. Through satellite images we can see that the Island of Maui, Hawaii had been gradually moving toward Japan at a rate of 3 inches per year since 1976. Plate tectonic theory predicts that the plate that Hawaii is on will continue to move Hawaii in that direction at a rate of 4 inches per year. Source