Between high rents, expensive gas, and $15 drinks, it can feel near impossible to save in California. Sure, you get used to decimating your savings every weekend. But then you take a trip outside the California bubble, see the prices, and remember that you live in one of the most expensive regions in the world. Relatable? Then it might be time to move to a more affordable state, one where you can actually save some money. Here are the top five best (and worst) states to live in for savers, according to a Forbes analysis.
Note: The cost of living index numbers range from 85-184, and the lower the index, the cheaper the cost of living.