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Living paycheck to paycheck? Calif. ranks #2

Posted: 11:41 AM, Jan 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-18 21:12:02Z

SAN DIEGO -- California is second in the nation on a list of the top states where people are likely to live paycheck to paycheck, according to a ranking by GoBankingRates.com .

The company evaluated and ranked states according to the percentage of the median paycheck that was left over after subtracting housing costs, food expenditures, transportation expenses, utilities and healthcare.

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

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. Alaska
  5. Florida
  6. Nevada
  7. New Jersey
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Massachussetts
  10. Connecticut

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

  1. Minnesota
  2. Iowa
  3. Missouri
  4. Utah
  5. Idaho
  6. Montana
  7. Kansas
  8. Arkansas
  9. Nebraska
  10. North Dakota