According to the Wall Street Cheat Sheet you need to make $75k to live comfortably in most states. Other states take more. Do you live in an expensive state? How much does it cost to live, eat, and go out on the town in these higher priced locations?
In some states, an annual salary higher than the national benchmark is needed to live comfortably. The list’s cost of living index data comes from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center first-quarter report, and pricing data on the list come from Zillow and Numbeo.com among other sources.
Here is the top Seven list
5. New Jersey
3. New York
2. Washington DC