The Hundred-Dollar Menu
A $100 bill is still worth $100, no matter where you spend it in the United States. It's only the buying power of that $100 that changes. As the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows through “regional price parity,” which measures how much a certain amount of money will buy you in specific places according to the Consumer Price Index, the value of $100 fluctuates from state to state. So what does that value add up to in each state? Since each state uses that $100 to buy different things, we took a look at how many favorite notable local products you could eat in each state. In some states, that $100 will feel like it gets you a whole lot more.