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The 100 Best places to live in the United States

The United States is the 10th most expensive and the 2nd most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in the United States.

United StatesLivabilityRank
Human freedom index
8.39
20
Gross Domestic Product per capita
$62795
11
GDPPC based on purchasing power
$62606
14
Life expectancy
78.5
42
Homicide rate
5.3
123
Road traffic mortality
12.4
75
Corruption perceptions index
71
27

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 2202 best cities & 55 states to live and work in the United States for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

Best places to live in the United States infographic

Best states

RankStateLiveability ScoreCost of living
1Texas
97
$1659
2Georgia
96
$1645
3Washington
96
$1991
4Florida
94
$1786
5Ohio
94
$1611
6Oklahoma
94
$1541
7District of Columbia
93
$2563
8California
93
$2224
9Arizona
93
$1658
10North Carolina
92
$1637
11Illinois
91
$1847
12New York
90
$2660
13Colorado
88
$1865
14Missouri
88
$1556
15Maryland
88
$2011
16New Jersey
87
$1891
17Kentucky
87
$1525
18Minnesota
87
$1815
19Pennsylvania
86
$1778
20Indiana
86
$1567
21Alaska
86
$1941
22Tennessee
86
$1652
23New Mexico
86
$1457
24Nevada
86
$1768
25Kansas
86
$1548
26Massachusetts
86
$2064
27Wisconsin
85
$1635
28Oregon
84
$1858
29Louisiana
83
$1594
30Michigan
81
$1616
31Hawaii
81
$2138
32Virginia
81
$1786
33Puerto Rico
79
$1431
34Alabama
78
$1581
35Iowa
78
$1546
36Arkansas
77
$1539
37Idaho
77
$1553
38Utah
77
$1693
39Nebraska
71
$1421
40Connecticut
67
$1918
41Vermont
66
$1839
42South Carolina
66
$1665
43North Dakota
61
$1444
44Delaware
60
$1708
45Rhode Island
60
$1760
46South Dakota
55
$1528
47Mississippi
54
$1603
48New Hampshire
54
$1790
49West Virginia
51
$1368
50Montana
49
$1434
51Wyoming
48
$1358
52Maine
47
$1766
53Guam
44
$1806
54Northern Mariana Islands
35
$1266
55US Virgin Islands
33
$2519

Best cities to live in the United States