Here’s The Median Cost Of Rent In Every State, Ranked

We all know renting is crazy in LA or in NYC. Besides that, what do we know about the average cost of rent across the United States? Not much, usually.

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Well, GoBankingRates found out the median rate for a single-family residence in each state.  Before we reveal these numbers to you, did you know you shouldn’t spend more than 30% of your income on rent? That sounds like a fantasy to us, to be honest. Especially in the current economic climate, where it’s hard enough to find a job. Living in a big city de facto seems to mean you’re going to overspend on rent. Anyway, we also included how much money you’d need to earn if you wanted to respect that ratio.

From the cheapest state to the most expensive, here it goes!

51. West Virginia

Annual income needed: $35,520
Monthly income needed: $ 2,960

Median rent: $888

50. Oklahoma

Annual income needed: $38,000
Monthly income needed: $3,167

Median rent: $950

49. Arkansas

Annual income needed: $38,120
Monthly income needed: $2,177

Median rent: $953

48. Alabama

Annual income needed: $39,920
Monthly income needed: $3,327

Median rent: $998

47. Missouri

Annual income needed: $41,880
Monthly income needed: $3,490

Median rent: $1,047

46. Kansas

Annual income needed: $42,040
Monthly income needed: $3,503

Median rent: $1,051

45. Mississippi

Annual income needed: $42,200
Monthly income needed: $3,517

Median rent: $1,055

44. Iowa

Annual income needed: $42,280
Monthly income needed: $3,523

Median rent: $1,057

43. Kentucky

Annual income needed: $43,360
Monthly income needed: $3,613

Median rent: $1,084

42. Michigan

Annual income needed: $44,400
Monthly income needed: $3,700

Median rent: $1,110

41. Ohio

Annual income needed: $44,520
Monthly income needed: $3,710

Median rent: $1,113

40. Indiana

Annual income needed: $44,520
Monthly income needed: $3,710

Median rent: $1,113

39. Wisconsin

Annual income needed: $45,640
Monthly income needed: $3,803

Median rent: $1,141

38. Wyoming

Annual income needed: $45,960
Monthly income needed: $3,830

Median rent: $1,149

37. Tennessee

Annual income needed: $46,120
Monthly income needed: $3,843

Median rent: $1,153

36. New Mexico

Annual income needed: $48,000
Monthly income needed: $4,000

Median rent: $1,200

35. North Carolina

Annual income needed: $48,320
Monthly income needed: $4,0327

Median rent: $1,208

34. South Carolina

Annual income needed: $48,360
Monthly income needed: $4,030

Median rent: $1,209

33. South Dakota

Annual income needed: $48,520
Monthly income needed: $4,043

Median rent: $1,213

32. Montana

Annual income needed: $49,360
Monthly income needed: $4,113

Median rent: $1,234

31. Idaho

Annual income needed: $49,520
Monthly income needed: $4,127

Median rent: $1,238

30. Pennsylvania

Annual income needed: $49,680
Monthly income needed: $4,150

Median rent: $1,242

29. Louisiana

Annual income needed: $49,800
Monthly income needed: $4,150

Median rent: $1,245

28. Nebraska

Annual income needed: $50,120
Monthly income needed: $4,177

Median rent: $1,253

27. Georgia

Annual income needed: $50,480
Monthly income needed: $4,207

Median rent: $1,262

26. North Dakota

Annual income needed: $51,600
Monthly income needed: $4,300

Median rent: $1,290

25. Arizona

Annual income needed: $54,240
Monthly income needed: $4,520

Median rent: $1,356

24. Nevada

Annual income needed: $56,920
Monthly income needed: $4,743

Median rent: $1,423

23. Delaware

Annual income needed: $57,400
Monthly income needed: $4,783

Median rent: $1,435

22. Minnesota

Annual income needed: $57,960
Monthly income needed: $4,830

Median rent: $1,449

21. Virginia

Annual income needed: $58,080
Monthly income needed: $4,840

Median rent: $1,452

20. Texas

Annual income needed: $58,200
Monthly income needed: $4,850

Median rent: $1,455

19. Illinois

Annual income needed: $58,520
Monthly income needed: $4,877

Median rent: $1,463

18. Maine

Annual income needed: $58,640
Monthly income needed: $4,887

Median rent: $1,466

17. Utah

Annual income needed: $61,040
Monthly income needed: $5,087

Median rent: $1,526

16. Florida

Annual income needed: $63,600
Monthly income needed: $5,300

Median rent: $1,590

15. Vermont

Annual income needed: $63,960
Monthly income needed: $5,330

Median rent: $1,599

14. Oregon

Annual income needed: $68,280
Monthly income needed: $5,690

Median rent: $1,707

13. Rhode Island

Annual income needed: $69,000
Monthly income needed: $5,750

Median rent: $1,725

12. New Hampshire

Annual income needed: $69,920
Monthly income needed: $5,827

Median rent: $1,748

11. Alaska

Annual income needed: $69,920
Monthly income needed: $5,827

Median rent: $1,748

10. Connecticut

Annual income needed: $72,120
Monthly income needed: $6,010

Median rent: $1,803

9. Maryland

Annual income needed: $72,280
Monthly income needed: $6,023

Median rent: $1,807

8. Washington

Annual income needed: $75,500
Monthly income needed: $6,127

Median rent: $1,838

7. Colorado

Annual income needed: $77,080
Monthly income needed: $6,423

Median rent: $1,927

6. New York

Annual income needed: $82,000
Monthly income needed: $6,833

Median rent: $2,050

5. New Jersey

Annual income needed: $82,480
Monthly income needed: $6,837

Median rent: $2,062

4. Massachusetts

Annual income needed: $90,080
Monthly income needed: $7,507

Median rent: $2,252

3. Hawaii

Annual income needed: $99,240
Monthly income needed: $8,270

Median rent: $2,481

2. California

Annual income needed: $100,720
Monthly income needed: $8,393

Median rent: $2,518

1. Washington DC

Annual income needed: $108,440
Monthly income needed: $9,037

Median rent: $2,711