Montana ranks as the fourth least affordable state in the US, with a 2.78% difference between the average wage and cost of living in the state.
The study, carried out by careers board Lensa, analysed the affordability gap in states around the US, comparing the cost of living to the average wage to reveal the percentage difference.
The study also looked into grocery costs, housing prices, the cost of utilities and transportation costs to assess each state's affordability.
You can view the full study here: https://lensa.com/insights/least-affordable-states.
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