8 US States So Expensive They Are Not Worth Moving To


Known for high housing costs, taxes, and living expenses, particularly in major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

New York

Particularly New York City, where housing costs and living expenses are among the highest in the country.


High cost of living due to its remote location, which affects housing, groceries, and utilities.


Especially the Boston area, where housing costs and taxes can be significant.


Known for high property taxes and living costs, particularly in affluent areas.


 Despite its natural beauty, Alaska can be expensive due to its remote location and high costs for goods and services.

New Jersey

High property taxes, cost of living, and proximity to New York City make New Jersey one of the more expensive states in the Northeast.


Areas around Washington D.C. are pricey due to high housing costs and taxes.