Living paycheck to paycheck is a harsh reality for many Americans, whose expenses—including housing—sap any hope of disposable income. According to a recent study by GOBankingRates, the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle is most common in California, Hawaii and New York, and least common in Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
States Most Likely to Have Residents Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Median Paycheck: $ 2,826
Disposable Income: -$ 367 (-13 percent)
Median Paycheck: $ 2,481
Disposable Income: $ 162 (7 percent)
- New York
Median Paycheck: $ 2,340
Disposable Income: $ 300 (13 percent)
States Least Likely to Have Residents Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Median Paycheck: $ 1,561
Disposable Income: $ 766 (49 percent)
Median Paycheck: $ 1,615
Disposable Income: $ 775 (48 percent)
Median Paycheck: $ 1,868
Disposable Income: $ 892 (48 percent)
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