Study Reveals Where Americans Will Likely Struggle To Make Ends Meet

By Newsroom America Staff at 17 Jan 2017

(Newsroom America) -- Hawaii is the state where Americans are most likely to live paycheck to paycheck, whereas residents of Mississippi are least likely, according to the latest GOBankingRates study.

While a majority of the 10 states where Americans are most strapped for cash are the same states featured in last year's study, the 2017 study found many new states rank as the best for stretching your paycheck, including Michigan, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

States were evaluated and ranked according to the percentage of the median paycheck that was left over after subtracting the following:

Housing costs Food expenditures Transportation expenses Utilities Healthcare

The 10 states where Americans are most likely to live paycheck to paycheck:

Hawaii California New York Massachusetts Alaska Maryland Connecticut Vermont New Jersey Oregon

The 10 states where Americans are least likely to live paycheck to paycheck:

Mississippi Arkansas Oklahoma Tennessee Indiana Alabama Kansas Missouri Kentucky Michigan

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